birding... nikon adapted 300 f4.5

yunfat

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Very possible with NEX, although I wouldn't count on getting much in focus if the birds are in flight. Overall, most nikon Ai-S lenses perform well. This is 300mm F4.5 Ai-S, @30 year old lens which can be found on eBay quite reasonably. Hint: try and find one with the JCII sticker!

All shots handheld, between f5.6-f8

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great egret

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gbh

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gbh white morph, (mating pair), harsh backlighting, a testament to NEX sensor latitude

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black crowned night heron, ISO 800, 1/250, borderline handholding sharpness

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purple galinule

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Excellent set, I'm impressed with the shots and even more impressed that you know their names! :) I see some of these birds in my backyard, I finally know what they're called, up to this time I just called them "bird".
 

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nice

Your shots turned out very well, nice work.:)

I have been able to get a few birds in flight shots, but mostly by luck.
 

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Very impressive and beautiful captures. Well done!

Phoenix, you're a lucky guy to have these in your backyard :).
 

RAWFA

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Those are some really nice photos.
I´ve recently got a Sigma 70-300mm that I´m yet to take to a nature trip. After having tried it a little bit I was kind of afraid it would be tough to shoot wild life with it...but after taking a look at these photos it gives me more hope :)
 

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Yunfat:

excellent shots. I have an Nikkor 80-200 2.8 ED and Ai-NEX adapter but the lens looks un-natural on the 5n. You have inspired me to give it a try

bob
 

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Sony alpha 7 for birdwatching

How does the new Sony alpha 7 perform for bird watching use. How fast does it focus?
What if you get a LA-EA4 and use an A mount lens. Will the focusing improve?
 

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Nice shots, especially the second shot. The lighting on that is excellent, very well done.

All the best and BIF's, yes you can if you practise.

Danny.
 

markoneswift

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2, 4 and 6 and great - especially like the feather detail on 2, the inter-twined birds on 4 and the composition of 6. Great stuff and super sharp !
 

markoneswift

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Just did a quick Ebay search and turned up one of these lenses for £80 and another for £125 - not too shabby ! If I was still in the UK ( or a country that actually HAS Ebay ) I would be tempted......
 

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