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Old Jan 25, 2011, 2:29 PM   #1
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Default First birds with the a55

1 Surf Scoter

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2 Bufflehead

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More in three threads posted in the wildlife forum, all with the a55/Minolta 500mm AF mirror:

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/wi...ad-colors.html

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/wi...ml#post1194256

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/wi...g-bittern.html
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Old Jan 25, 2011, 2:39 PM   #2
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very pretty birds.........if i may ask........how "easy" is that camera to use? i hear lots of good about this camera, would it be a wise choice for a point and shooter to move up to?
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Nice bird shots, the A55 is a fantastic camera....came up from superzoom and so glad i did.
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very pretty birds.........if i may ask........how "easy" is that camera to use? i hear lots of good about this camera, would it be a wise choice for a point and shooter to move up to?
It can be as easy or as hard as you choose to make it. It could be an easier transition than a true DSLR because the electronic viewfinder would be a familiar feature. One reviewer said he tends to use it in a fully automatic mode because the camera does such a good job of selecting exposure modes by itself. On the other hand, it has so many advanced features that it will take time to master them, but you have the automatic modes to fall back on in the interim. My favorite feature is the way it illuminates in the EVF the focus points that it is using - you can move the camera around until it selects the ones you want to use, and you will seldom miss sharp focus.
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very pretty birds.........if i may ask........how "easy" is that camera to use? i hear lots of good about this camera, would it be a wise choice for a point and shooter to move up to?

Same as Scoobydude - moved up from the Panasonic FZ35.

It's really a nice camera. It really extends your ability to capture more pictures when compared to a P&S camera.

Got these the other day of a sharp shined hawk with the A55.

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/wi...-out-limb.html
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