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What lens size would work for long range pic of large game. nikon SLR
 

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I used to carry a Nikon film camera with up to 600mm telephoto lens. This stuff was very heavy and bulky. Then when digital cameras improved enough I bought an Olympus 700C 10x zoom which was a very small digital that took pretty good pics. Then about 5 years ago I bought an Olympus SP-570UZ which has up to 20x zoom (not digital zoom). It cost about $650 when it first came out. A year later they came down to about $400. Now there are many high zoom cameras, but Olympus has been in the forefront of the small high zoom digital cameras.

Here are four pictures I have taken with the Olympus SP-570UZ. One is a picture of a mushroom called the Angle of Death because it is deadly poisonous which was taken at close range. The other one is a picture of a blue grosbeak that was taken at about 75 yards at 20x. the other one is of an antelope taken at about 100 yds. Then Devils Peak at about one mile at about 10x. The last one is devils peak at 20x. at about 1 mile.

Hope you like them.

joseph

PS: All these pictures were taken on automatic.
 

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Nice pix.

When I read the thread title I thought someone was teasing me for gaining weight this past year! But I will have it off in time for my 2 mountain hunts this fall.
 

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OOPS: It is Devils Tower in Wyoming not Devils Peak. The edit button is deleted way to soon IMHO so people can not go back and fix their errors. On other Forums the edit is never deleted which IMHO is much better.

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The grosbeak flew by me while I was riding on my ATV. I had never seen one before or since. I saw it land in a pin oak tree, but could not see him at that distance so I stood up and zoomed in to 20x and pointed to where I thought he was and snapped the picture. If it was not for the digital stabilization I don't think I would have gotten a clear picture. Everything seemed to come together at the right time. I was amazed when I got home and down loaded the picture and saw that he was centered in the frame. :D

joseph

PS: With this camera I do not need to carry different lenses. The one lens goes from SUPER MACRO all the way out to 20x.

Here are a couple of close ups: ( I blacked out the background around the IRUS in Photoshop ). I am not a professional photographer just a guy that has a trigger finger for a gun & a camera. The camera does all the work.
 

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The edit button is deleted way to soon IMHO so people can not go back and fix their errors. On other Forums the edit is never deleted which IMHO is much better.

Before we set the edit time limit as it is now, we had too many "he said, she said" arguments in some threads.
 

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Here is a picture of my camera Olympus SP-570UZ that took the pictures I posted here. :)
 

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I just had to post these picture of my goose & rabbit both at about 50 yards and closeups of magnolias.

joseph

PS: All the pictures are taken with my Olympus SP-570UZ and at the automatic setting. I also try to pay attention to the sun.
 

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What lens size would work for long range pic of large game. nikon SLR


FILM? or DIGITAL CAMERA: FX or DX?

What NIKON do you have - or plan on having?

Nikon 80-200mm f/2.8 (You can crop to enlarge.)
Nikon 80-200mm f/2.8 AF-D (new)
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Nikon 300mm f/4
Nikon 300mm f/4 AF-S
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I currently use the following:

Nikon D7000 body

Lenses:
600mm, F4.0
200-400 mm, F4.0 VR
18-200 F?

1.4x teleconverter
 

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The DX 1.5x crop factor on your Nikon D7000 gives you a lot of extra reach - for free :)

I'm planning on a FX Nikon D800E (36MP) - then use the DX mode on it every now and then.

I think it is at a usable 13MP when using DX mode!

D800 / D800E - Product Information

And at a selected 1.2x crop factor it is 25MP! (6,144 x 4,080)


I have the Nikon 300mm f/2.8 AF-S VR
Nikon 300mm f/2.8 VR

the 70-200mm f/2.8 AF-S VR
Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR

the AF-S TC-14E II 1.4x Teleconverter
http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/tc14e.htm

the 35-70mm f/2.8 AF-D
Nikon 35-70mm f/2.8 AF

and the 50mm f/1.4 AF-D lenses
Nikon 50mm f/1.4 AF-D Review


Nikon FM3A SLR film camera that works no matter how cold it is (My D200 dies in the cold).
The FM3A will work with or without batteries. (But it is not an auto-focus camera.)
Has an Aperture Priority mode too.
Nikon FM3a

My AF-D lenses work on manual focus bodies - the G (AF-S) lenses will not work - there's no manual aperture ring on them - they stay at f/22 or smaller!
So, I have a 70-210mm AF-D f/4-5.6 that works. AF-Ds have a manual aperture ring.
Nikon 70-210mm f/4-5.6 Review

And I bought an old AIS 300mm f/4.5 tele for it.
Nikon 300mm f/4.5 AI-s Review


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This is the camera I am getting for my wife for Valentines Day. :)

joseph

PS: I saw it in Walmart for $149.00.
 

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