Bird photography: digital cameras etc.

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Subject: Bird photography: digital cameras etc.
From: "Robert Inglis" <>
Date: Sun, 22 Aug 2004 08:58:10 +1000
Hi all,
I have been a bit too preoccupied lately to respond to the thread on camera 
lenses for bird
There have been some interesting comments and suggestions posted.

For anyone interested in this topic I would suggest checking out the "Digital 
Cameras and
Bird-Photography" section on my web-site at:

At the present time it covers mainly using compact digital cameras but I plan 
to include info on
Digital SLR cameras as well.
Unfortunately, the scene changes so quickly with new models appearing every day 
and older models
being discontinued.
I have tried to make my articles as general and relevant as possible but it is 
hard to stay up to

Even so, there should be something there which will help prospective digital 
bird-photographers to
choose a suitable camera for their needs.

I would suggest that for serious bird photography a fair amount of money will 
need to be spent and
an SLR camera is most desirable.
For the less serious (those not wanting to make money from their photos) a 
'top-end' compact camera
with a powerful zoom lens should be suitable.
Even so, add-on extenders (teleconverters) may be needed for shots of small 

A good place to check out the results from a variety of camera models is Tom 
Tarrant's very
impressive ABID at:
Many of the photographers have been generous enough to provide details of the 
camera equipment used
for many of their photos.

Take care with your camera and lens choices; this is not a cheap activity!

Bob Inglis
Woody Point

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