[midvalleybirds] Re: [obol] Re: Birder's camera

Jacob Mathison jacobmathison1 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 17 16:36:24 PST 2019

I have the Nikon P900, and it is, without a doubt, one of the best out
there, unless you count the Sony RX10 Mark IV, which I have heard is
incredible. I personally have not tried the Nikon P1000 either, but I would
say that is the best for the money out there if you feel you need more zoom
than the RX10 IV.

My 2¢,

Jacob Mathison

"If you keep a green tree in your heart, perhaps a  singing bird will
come." ~Chinese Proverb

On Wed, Jan 16, 2019 at 4:00 PM Susan Bettis <sbettis at easystreet.net> wrote:

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> *From:* obol-bounce at freelists.org <obol-bounce at freelists.org> on behalf
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> *Sent:* Tuesday, January 15, 2019 5:02 PM
> *To:* fhkolwicz1 at gmail.com
> *Cc:* bird groups; OBOL
> *Subject:* [obol] Re: Birder's camera
> Dpreview.com is a site where there is information and test results on
> most all cameras.
> On Jan 15, 2019, at 4:54 PM, Frank Kolwicz <fhkolwicz1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> My favorite website for camera-related tech info, lensrentals.com, just
> tested what looks like the closest thing I've seen to an ideal camera for
> bird documentation, a Nikon Coolpix P1000. The article should have enough
> information for anyone with a question to figure out if this is for them
> and, if not, offers a rental option for a good hands-on evaluation in the
> field (and great service). The article is at
> https://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2019/01/the-nikon-p1000-is-the-most-fun-ive-had-with-a-new-camera-in-years/
> .
> A couple of years ago I tried out a similar Canon model SX70 (?) and found
> it to be essentially useless in terms of image quality for my purposes as a
> photographer, this Nikon looks much better, but please heed the warnings
> about image stability and atmospheric disturbance effects at the long end
> of the focal range - anything above about 600mm, more or less, depending on
> a lot of things, your own steadiness not the least. But, if you're already
> walking with one or two poles, you probably have the makings of a camera
> steady rest available or easy to adapt to supporting the camera.
> Good luck and good birding,
> Frank
> in Monmouth
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