Re: Filming long range shooting
One thing that is really irritating is that you lose so much quality when you upload to a hosting site.
If you go down to Antelope, that video of the animals at 900 yards is at 15X using a Sony UX10 Hi Def. The UX10 has Sony's best amateur lens. In the video section is one of an antelope actually hit at 600 yards and there is just no detail after it has been through the host site. Kevin Kram takes videos and has a good set up so he knows when he isn't seeing what he is looking for.
I have ordered a 1.7 tele converter so I can get more magnification. It will get me up to about 25 power. What one forum member who I shoot F-class reminded me, is that camera lens are about like scope lenses. A big objective lets in plenty of light and gives you clarity. A camera with a small objective will not let in much light and clarity will suffer.
I will say this. It is not nearly as easy as it appears. You are hard pressed to be the shooter, the spotter and the camera man. That is just really hard. It requires a lot of practice. Being both the spotter and the cameraman is really hard too. If the shooter is real experienced and doesn't need much help then it is easier I expect.
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