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    Query about DXOMARK sharpness and real distant-resolving power

    I have a somewhat geeky query about camera/lens sharpness ratings, like DXOMARK. Specifically: how might DXOMARK “sharpness” scores relate to real “distant-resolving power” of lenses of different focal lengths? Hypothetical example: Set-up 1 (50mm lens A on full-frame body X) gets a sharpness...
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    Lumix LX7 and similar with Kowa 880

    Hello - I wonder if anyone can help. I have just purchased a Kowa 884 with the 25-60x eyepiece. And I already have a Lumix LX7 compact camera. Can anyone suggest how to connect? Kowa website suggests DA10 adaptor: but I think this means the camera's extensile zoom must bear the weight of the...
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    Best approach for record shots?

    I'm getting into birding more seriously, and I want to be able to take ID record shots (as opposed to high-quality photos). Which approach do most people use for this? 1) DSLR + telephoto? 2) Superzoom camera? 3) Digiscoping with DSLR or compact? 4) Phonescoping? 5) Other? Some context. I'm in...
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    Magpie roosts London area?

    Hi there Could anyone tell me locations of sizeable magpie roosts in the London area, up to about one hour's drive from central London? And what months roughly. I'm equally keen to discover pied wagtail roosts and jackdaw roosts. It's because I'd like to photograph a roost, I'm looking for...
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    How to get nice photos with just 300mm...

    Hello I am coming back to SLR photography in general, and bird photography in particular, after a 20-year break. I just bought a second-hand 5dii and 300mm f4. I have a good tripod but can't afford a 1.4x teleconverter (or indeed the 20mm f2.8 I hanker after) this month. I know a crop-frame...
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