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JimBob

What camera do you use?

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If you look at these posts in the 'Bird Photography' forum it will have about all you might need to know, in that price range. The Canon SX50 seems to be a popular option at about $400. now.

 

http://www.whatbird.com/forum/index.php?/topic/92794-best-cameralens-for-a-novice/

 

http://www.whatbird.com/forum/index.php?/topic/98974-new-to-birding-need-a-new-camera-which-one/

 

http://www.whatbird.com/forum/index.php?/topic/95977-need-help-choosing-a-new-camera/

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I am looking to buy a new camera for some better close up shots on a budget........... any suggestions for around 500 smackaroonies.???  TY for any help.

I love my Canon sx50- for the price it can't be beat.

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I have 2 cameras now

A Sony DHS-H9

And A Sony A230  that a i need a good lens for, 55 it just to short.

 

A decent Shot with the H9

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And a good shot with the A230

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The setup I am using now is Nikon D7000 w/300mm f/4 prime lens, manfrotto 055xdb legs, manfrotto 393 (poor man type gimbal head), kirk enterprise tripod collar, all I need is the 1.4 teleconverter and my poor mans semi-pro bird photography setup will be complete!!

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Thank you everyone for the answers to my post.... I bought the canon SX 50.... having a lot of fun with it thus far. Can I post pics here directly from the memory card or do I need a file sharing page?

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Thank you everyone for the answers to my post.... I bought the canon SX 50.... having a lot of fun with it thus far. Can I post pics here directly from the memory card or do I need a file sharing page?

You can post to the whatbird gallery, but space is limited. You may want to try Flickr or another photo sharing site. Looking forward to seeing your photos!

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Thank you everyone for the answers to my post.... I bought the canon SX 50.... having a lot of fun with it thus far. Can I post pics here directly from the memory card or do I need a file sharing page?

Enjoy! Get an extra battery, don't want to run out of juice on the big bird hunt!

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A year ago I upgraded to a Nikon 810.  With the high humidity here in this part of Oaxaca I would really like to get hold of the new Nikon 850 which among other things has a much improved weather proofing......

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So I've had my setup for awhile, I use a Nikon D7100 with the Sigma 150-600mm contemporary lens.

Here's a couple examples of how good it can be:

 

26064631928_8fa4a0e927_h.jpgYellow-headed Blackbird by Christopher Clark, on Flickr

38908630835_1a95d80cd3_h.jpgSnow Bunting by Christopher Clark, on Flickr

 

I also have a Sigma 1.4x teleconverter that I sometimes use. It tends to isolate the subject from the background a bit more than without it, an effect I particularly enjoy:

 

28066230369_abdb17b3c3_h.jpgAmerican Robin 2 by Christopher Clark, on Flickr

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I use a Nikon B500 wich has up to a 160mm lens or 40x zoom. Even though it doesn’t zoom to like 300mm it’s still really great, here’s is by far my most favorite:

Hawaiian Goose/Nēnē, The Big Island/Hawai’i, June of 2017

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