Lenses for bird photography

To: "'Robert Read'" <>, "'Birding Aus'" <>
Subject: Lenses for bird photography
From: "Mike Simpson" <>
Date: Sat, 21 Aug 2004 13:05:43 +1000

Hi Robert,


I have been using the Olympus C740 (only 3.2 mega pixels compared with the dearer models 4 mega pixels). However I have the TCON-17 teleconverter and this then gives the equivalent of 17 * zoom or around a 600mm lens on a 35mm camera, and without loss of light.


This longer lens does require a monopod to keep it steady, but I find the pictures are suitable for record purposes, and as Chris says, you do get the odd really good picture.


All the pictures on my site as under were taken with this combination (remembering that these pictures are .jpg photos optimized to give the most compact size for uploading, the originals on my desktop are much better).


Regards - Mike Simpson, Penrith, NSW


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