Digital Camera's

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Subject: Digital Camera's
From: "Bob Forsyth" <>
Date: Sat, 8 Dec 2001 11:31:47 +1000
G'day all,
Obtaining sufficient info to identify 100% a bird is often
- By the time you look at the Field Guides or other references
important details have been forgotten.
- Trying to remember the one distinguishing characteristic is often
- Trying to convince others that you have seen this rare bird is
often a waste of time ! (especially if it is out of territory)

I recently used a Leica Televid Scope with a 2X extender (= 1600mm =
32X) to take some fuzzy snaps to send to a wader specialist (thanks
Linda) to confirm ident of Wood Sandpipers which were resting at the
local sewage ponds in a "hunched" posture.

But digital camera's, both still and video are improving in leaps
and bounds

 Here is a ..
.. URL for a list of 5 Digital Camera's with some reviews.

The Olympus appears to offer the greatest magnification capability.
Some URL's for reviews of the Olympus C-3100
(the above is slow to open),12069,371088,00.
There were others when I searched Google ( )

We have read  Robert Inglis' interesting notes re his foray into
this medium.
However  Tony Palliser's photos using a Nikon F90 and Kodakrome 64
film are a pleasure to view.
(See )

Are there any others who have used the latest camera's to record
birds (e.g. waders) at a distance or have up to date opinions ?

Regards, Bob Forsyth, Mount Isa, NW Qld.

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