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Old Apr 9, 2004, 2:21 PM   #1
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I want to buy a better than average camera to take wildlife shots
at 100 feet or less. Would a 10X do it ? I do not have a camera
now. I would like to get as close up as I can. I shure could use some
help on this one.
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Old Apr 9, 2004, 3:30 PM   #2
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well.....i have a G2....with a 1.75x teleconverter....which brings it to 14 times.,..or so....
but to get close enough to get a good close up shot of birds...ihaveto be within 20-30 feet.....if you seriously want to take good shots of birds......you should get a dSLR with a good lens......cost A LOT more though......
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Old Apr 9, 2004, 3:44 PM   #3
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I want to buy a better than average camera to take wildlife shots
at 100 feet or less. Would a 10X do it ? I do not have a camera
now. I would like to get as close up as I can. I shure could use some
help on this one.
I've got a 10x which is 380mm & I have to get very close
for small birds.
Some cameras (like mine) take teleconverters which help
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Old Apr 10, 2004, 11:37 PM   #4
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Get a 10x or so with the fastest (lowest number) aperture you can get. And make sure its the aperture at the long end that you check. If they say f2.8-f5.6, then it's f5.6 at the long end... and it's the long end that you'll use the most.

I find that image stabilization to be very helpful. It doesn't stop the animal's movement, but it allows you to quickly respond and not have to worry about setting up a tripod.

Of course, the results will be better if you use a tripod, but some shots are just not possible with one.

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Old Apr 11, 2004, 2:52 PM   #5
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You may also want to look at the Panasonic FZ10 which has a 12x stabilized optical zoom and a 3x digital zoom. The 35mm equivalency is from 35mm to 420mm and it can take up to a 1.7x teleconverter. It has a very fast F2.8 (at all focal lengths) Leica lens and 4 megapixe resolution.

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