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Old May 18, 2005, 1:32 PM   #1
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A Catbird, a picture ruined by being shot through some brush, still illustrates the resolving power of the camera.

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A Great Egret fishing about a half mile away, full frame and cropped.

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A Greater Yellowlegs, uncropped and cropped. From about 100 yards

All pictures with an 800mm Swarovski scope

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Old May 18, 2005, 4:01 PM   #2
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Personally, I think if youused a lens like 500/600mm on your D2x, you will get much better resolving power. Scopes are good for pictures IDs.
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Old May 18, 2005, 4:20 PM   #3
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I can't comment about Nikon lenses, however the optics on the Swarovski are superior to those on the Sigma 50-500...

And don't get fooled by the telescoping effect of any high powered telephoto, the landscape shots were from a very long distance and I find the ability to resolve detail astounding. Half a mile and I can make out the color of the Egrets snout?

Finally of course, this is a new camera and I'm experimenting with the settings. For example, the "automatic contrast" option provides much to miuch contrast for my taste, so my next shoot will be with a different setting.

I have some Glossy Ibis images that show this contrast problem with automatic...

And of course, it may be that some people will like it.

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