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Old Jan 9, 2007, 2:31 PM   #1
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My plan is to upgrade from a point and shoot to a DSLR for bird photography. Are there any users in this forum that own a A100 and give me some opinion or tips regarding using this model for birding. Thanks.
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Old Jan 9, 2007, 3:36 PM   #2
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I use my A100 for birding all the time and with the RIGHT Lens (not cheap) and technique it works great. I can't comment on how the A100 compares to other manufactures cameras since I have not used any thing else.

Here are some pics of birds taken with the A100 and Minolta 300mm F4 HSG Lens and matching 1.4X Tele-Converter. You can see the rest at http://www.aquadad.com











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Old Jan 9, 2007, 4:03 PM   #3
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Old Jan 9, 2007, 4:11 PM   #4
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Bless you for posting and linking your website! I am also looking into this camera. I have a bunch of minolta lenses from the late 70s and early 80s that I need to see whether they work with this camera or not first. But I keep aquariums and LOVE photographing my fish. So, looking at your pictures really helped. I just returned a Canon S3 IS because the picture quality photographing my tanks was so disappointing. Ironically, it's predecessor, the S1 IS photographs my pets beautifully. So, I really don't understand it. I also do alot of wildlife photography, so your post really helps. I'm going to find out if my old lenses will fit and just pop for the DSLR and forget about another point and shoot.
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Old Jan 9, 2007, 8:57 PM   #5
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Well its obvious with the pics you posted that the A100 is indeed suitable for birding. Nice job on those, thanks for posting.
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Excellent pictures! I want one of thoses lenses.


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Old Jan 10, 2007, 8:14 AM   #8
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How do you find the noise levels on the camera. I have read there is alot of noise on many settings, any opinions on this?
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What's the price of the Minolta 300mm F4 HSG Lens and matching 1.4X Tele-Converter? GREAT SHOTS. Thanks for posting them for us to enjoy. :|
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JTF,
I have no problem with noise, while the A100 is a little bit noisier at high ISO than other cams I rarely shoot above ISO 400 so it not a big deal for me.




Jay D ,

If you can find one the 300mm F4 HSG lens is probably around $1,000 and the TC about $250.




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