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Old Oct 11, 2007, 3:59 PM   #1
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Well, it's about time I got around to doing some "birding" with the A700. So, here is the first one. Should I try a bit longer lens? :-)

Straight from the camera except for downsizing. Sony DSLR-A700, ISO 800, Minolta 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 Autofocus Lens at 85mm, f/6.3, 1/1000 second.


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Old Oct 11, 2007, 4:15 PM   #2
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A longer lens or climbing a tree. At my age, I need the longer lens. I have a hard time climbing in and out of bed.

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Old Oct 11, 2007, 4:19 PM   #3
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IMO it's not JimC, what can he do with a 24-85? :-)
Take a look @ this one: http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...ssage=25147541

The A700's AF looks good to me
-> Even my 1DMrkII will have problem with shots like theses:
http://art4less.smugmug.com/gallery/3543354#200984752
http://art4less.smugmug.com/gallery/3543354#204276916

... and it's not even an SSM lens yet!


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With a Bigma (50-500mm), he might have a slight advantage for birding type images. :-)

But, he's probably better at capturing those types of images than I'd be, even if I did have a lens that long (which I don't). lol

Those are very nice images, especially with a Bigma at 500mm.

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A lower ISO speed "birding" image (yep, they're in there somewhere). :-)

Sony DSLR-A700, ISO 200, Minolta 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 Autofocus Lens at 60mm, f/5, 1/320 second. straght from the camera except for downsizing.



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Old Oct 11, 2007, 6:32 PM   #6
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Well, it's about time I got around to doing some "birding" with the A700.* So, here is the first one.*** Should I try a bit longer lens?* :-)

Straight from the camera except for downsizing.** Sony DSLR-A700, ISO 800, Minolta 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 Autofocus Lens at 85mm, f/6.3, 1/1000 second.
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Keep it up. Using short lens should not deter you from doing birdie shots

One time I even used my fisheye 16mm

http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...jump_to=669754

You need to be really close to your subject though

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