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  1. EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM

    Review by 'andrewins' on item 'EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM'

    I'm owning this lens for about 7 years and still thinking that it is the best lens for birds in flight. That is because of its push-pull zoom. You can find the bird in the air on 100 mm and change the focus lenght to 400 mm immediadely by pushing it forward. I tried 3 copies of this lens in...
  2. EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM

    EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM

    The Canon EF 100-400mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM is a stabilized super-telephoto zoom lens for Canon's full-frame and APS-C digital SLRs. One of the older L-series lenses in Canon's current lineup, the 100-400mm has long been a favorite of enthusiast photographers working in the sports and wildlife...
  3. PowerShot SX720 HS

    Review by 'andrewins' on item 'PowerShot SX720 HS'

    Overal - very good compact superzoom camera for birding when you don't have your DSLR with yourself. Bought it to be able to have a camera everyday with myself to be able to make the proof shots of interesting birds that I met occasionally. I carry it in a pocket or in a waistbag while walking...
  4. PowerShot SX720 HS

    PowerShot SX720 HS

    The PowerShot SX720 HS is a compact camera with a whopping 40X zoom lens, which is equivalent to 24-960mm. It has a 20.3MP BSI CMOS sensor and DIGIC 6 image processor, which allows for 1080/60p video and 5.9 fps continuous shooting. Other features include a 3" LCD with 922k dots, a Zoom Framing...
  5. SP 150-600mm F5-6.3 Di VC USD G2

    Review by 'andrewins' on item 'SP 150-600mm F5-6.3 Di VC USD G2'

    I'm using this lens with Canon 60D for 3 years already. Had a big issue with the frontfocus at the beginning. Almost all the photos were out of focus. Brought it to Tamron service centre twice (one without 60D and one with 60D). They didn't fix the issue. I had to buy the Tamron tap in console...
  6. andrewins

    Is it time to change to 4/3

    Thank you for the info! But I think it will cost tonns of money. I'm thinking about buying used lens and used body to save money :)
  7. andrewins

    Is it time to change to 4/3

    I have Canon 60d with Tamron 150-600 g2 lens. This combo started annoying my back. Thinking of buying 7d mk2 for higher quality and speed or switching to m4/3 with Panasonic 100-400 lens and Panasonic g9 or Olympus om-d e1 mk2 body for less weight. My preferance is birding - the ability to take...
  8. andrewins

    Birding stills with the PL100-400

    Niels, try applying noise reduction only to background and not to the bird. That can help to avoid plastic look of the bird. And when sharpening try to sharp only the parts of the bird where sharpenining is needed and not the whole photo. That methodic often helps when postprocessing bird...
  9. andrewins

    Birding stills with the PL100-400

    Niels, thank you for the link! I looked through your gallery from the most recent photo till this one (from page 1 till page 6) - https://www.birdforum.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/628468/ppuser/7427 I like only few photos...
  10. andrewins

    Birdingpal website - alive or not?

    I was trying to find guides for different regions of Indonesia, but none responded from Birdingpal this time.
  11. andrewins

    Birding stills with the PL100-400

    I'm tired of carring my Canon 60D with Tamron 150-600 G2. Have problems with my back and this 2,765 kilo kombo is annoing me when walking with it from early morning till late evening while birding. Thinking about going to Micro 4/3 and buying Panasonic 100-400 lens to get less weight. The focal...
  12. andrewins

    Supercompact superzoom

    Had the opportunity on Sunday to use my Canon sx720 for the main purpose for that I bought it. I was on my job and this small camera was in my waist bag when suddenly I got the message from friend that Eurasian Pygmy Owl was spotted in one of Moscow parks. I decided to try to find it in my lunch...
  13. andrewins

    Guide for Java (Jakarta)

    Thank you very much!
  14. andrewins

    Birdingpal website - alive or not?

    The Tor browser opened it! Thanks a lot!
  15. andrewins

    Birdingpal website - alive or not?

    Thank you! I will try to visit this site with Tor browser. Probably it is a problem of my provider.
  16. andrewins

    Guide for Java (Jakarta)

    Need a guide for South Sumatra also!
  17. andrewins

    Guide for Java (Jakarta)

    Need a guide for Jakarta area too!
  18. andrewins

    Birdingpal website - alive or not?

    Hello, The birdingpal website was working in May 2019. Now it is not working but they've taken the annual price from my card for using the website. Does anybody know is it a temporary unavaliability or not?
  19. andrewins

    Supercompact superzoom

    There are not so many sunny days in European part of Russia, so the display can be seen well. Also I use glasses. And the small viewfinder is not very good for those who use glasses :(
  20. andrewins

    Supercompact superzoom

    I bought used Canon sx720 yesterday half the price of the new one in brand new condition. It is a bit bigger and heavier than Canon sx620, but it is the smallest and the lightest camera with 40x zoom. I can still just place it in my pocket. 40x zoom on the distant end is 960 mm in 35 mm...
  21. SP 150-600mm F5-6.3 Di VC USD G2

    SP 150-600mm F5-6.3 Di VC USD G2

    Manufacturer description: This second generation 'G2' version of Tamron's SP 150-600mm F5-6.3 Di VC USD was developed to provide superior optical performance with today's high resolution DSLRs and to add improvements to several features including speed and accuracy of AF and VC (Vibration...
  22. Celestron NATURE 10X25 MONOCULAR

    Review by 'andrewins' on item 'Celestron NATURE 10X25 MONOCULAR'

    Bought it new and had it only one day. After that I returned it back to the shop and bought Levenhuk Wise PLUS 10x42 Monocular. The problem was with very tight focus ring. I couldn't focus with the same hand with wich I hold it. It was very annoying. Even with two hands you need to use power to...
  23. Celestron NATURE 10X25 MONOCULAR

    Celestron NATURE 10X25 MONOCULAR

    Multi-Coated for maximum resolution and high contrast views Waterproof and Fogproof for protection in damp environments Rubber covered for protection Magnification 10x Objective Lens Diameter 25mm (.98") Angular Field of View 5.8 Linear Field of View (@1000 yds) / @1000 m) 304 ft (92.6 m) Exit...
  24. Levenhuk Wise PLUS 10x42 Monocular

    Review by 'andrewins' on item 'Levenhuk Wise PLUS 10x42 Monocular'

    I have this monocular for about 4 years. Bought it new. Everything is fine with it. It is compact. The rubber gives good grip. The image is clear. Works fine in the temperatures below zero. The focus ring rolls smoothly. You can use this monocular with only one hand. The small negative thing is...
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