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@ebiggs1 wrote:

"Way beyond."  Smiley Frustrated

 

Why is it so impossible to think anybody is not capabe of this.  You were there at one time!  I was there at one time.  We all were. No time like the present to LEARN.


You're right, there IS no time like the present to learn. But I have no patience for the mentally lazy. Thus, I shall bow out from this thread henceforth. 

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Would a so called bridge camera like the SX60HS work for birding? I heard the head of Audubon uses one? The long focal length could be an advantage but it offers about 16 megapixels. Opinions?

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What is wrong with 16 MP?

 

EOS-1D Mark IV2017_08_120053.jpg

 

The original image was 16 MP.  It has about a 50% crop.  The cropped image was resized to 6000 x 4000.

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What about a Canon bridge camera for birding?
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@lurechunker wrote:
What about a Canon bridge camera for birding?

The question you're asking is, "Am I willing to forego the flexibility of interchangeable lenses?" And the obvious answer is, "How should we know?"

Bob
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I know from my birding friends that bridge cameras are popular because of their large zoom range. But, because of the smaller sensor they are not amenable to large enlargements. Those folks are just capturing images to record a sighting. If your use case is only displaying images on an iPad or desk computer it is a viable tool.
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"What is wrong with 16 MP?"

 

 

Plenty..............and maybe nothing.Smiley Frustrated

 

Again folks don't understand mega pixels.  MP is only one part of the equation.  16MP on a crop sensor vs 16MP on a FF is hardly comparable let alone on a PowerShot SX60 HS.

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I like to take shots of clouds over the ocean just before sunrise. Would a 35mm prime be a good pick?

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Too narrow FOV for my taste. I'd choose a 16-35 f/4.
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@lurechunker wrote:

I like to take shots of clouds over the ocean just before sunrise. Would a 35mm prime be a good pick?


IMO, a 35mm prime is a waste of money unless it's f/2 or better. And you don't need f/2 for early morning seascapes.

Bob
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