Digital Cameras for recording sightings

To: Chris Ross <>, "" <>, "" <>
Subject: Digital Cameras for recording sightings
From: Peter Shute <>
Date: Sun, 6 Dec 2009 01:53:50 +1100
This is probably the main thing that causes more difficulty with an SLR than a 
compact.  Because the depth of field is so much smaller, if the focus is a 
little bit out, it matters uch more.

Apart from that, the main problem as I see it is that lenses for SLRs of 
equivalent length and speed to those available with the ultra zoom compacts are 
big and expensive.  Many people seem to opt for a 300mm lens to start with, and 
I think these struggle a bit to beat the image quality of a good compact in 
many cases (e.g. bird not close, and reasonable light).

Peter Shute

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Sent: Saturday, 5 December 2009 11:03 PM
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Subject: Digital Cameras for recording sightings

Depth of field will be less with a DSLR, it's how you get out of focus
backgrounds in bird

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