a 3.2mp Fuji S5000 with an Olympus TCON-17 for an slr equivalent of 635mm
telephoto. I'm getting pin-sharp photoquality prints (I prefer to look at
prints rather than on-screen piccys) at A4 size. It's great for birding,
and with a trade-in on my SLR, set me back (with tcon) only $500. I've
taken over 5000 pictures with it already, so it has paid for itself already in
film processing savings. I'll worry about getting a more expensive
camera when I become a better photographer, as I'm nowhere near the limitations
of my equipment yet and it's the photographer that makes the picture, not the
I have what may be a silly question.
Compact digital cameras are now available with 4
Mega pixels and 10X optical zoom, said to be equivalent to a equivalent to
38-380mm on a 35mm camera.
On paper this seems to be getting into the range
that could be useful for bird photography, at far less cost than a digital SLR
and zoom lense. It also sounds a bit too good to be true.
Can anyone offer any comments or
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