Great tip Michael. I definitely came to the right place to ask my birding
Thanks very much!
On Mon, Feb 12, 2018 at 4:37 PM, Michael Hunter <>
> > I have a NikoD90 Coolpix, also known as P900, bought for about $700 and
> > used preferentially to a Canon SLR, mainly because of its extreme zoom
> > 83x, and am very happy with it.
> > The main disadvantage is its weight, and at extreme zoom may have trouble
> > focussing on say a birds eye, but have not checked the online manual in
> > regard. It is great to ID a bird barely discernable through 8x32
> > Take the zoom pic then blow it up to ID .
> > It does take a steady hand at high magnification, or resting on a tree or
> > car widow sill with engine off, (esp. diesels), or a tripod which defeats
> > object of the exercise, might as well take a scope and digiscope if you
> > really sharp pics for publication, but for otherwise it is great. I just
> keep taking
> > high magnification hand held shots until getting a reasonably clear one.
> > I have a carrycase which is reasonably compact, takes three spare
> > spare cards, and the supplied charging cable and small transformer as
> > the camera itself without adding significantly to its bulk.
> > Relative to the equivalent SLRs it is dirt cheap.
> > Cheers
> > Michael
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