I purchased the XSI about 6-weeks ago. Just getting back into photography so didn't want to spend too much money. I have been very happy with the Rebel XSI. It is very easy to use and takes great pictures. I had much more trouble figuring out my point and shoot than I did the Rebel. I am sure...
How do you like the L 400? Is a person better off with the L 400 than an
L 100-400? Would the L 400 provide high quality pictures than an L 100-400 zoom? I do not know, but will take all the advice I can get.
Best of luck with your new lens!
I meant the difference between the 70-200 and the converter versus the 100-400.
Per BH photo I show that the difference is $440.
L 70-200 $580
L 100-400, after rebate...
I am fairly new to digital photography, and I do not mean to offend anyone, but why buy the Canon L 70-200 and a converter? Why not put out another $400 and get the Canon L 100-400. It is all personal choice, but I have never been a fan of the 70-200 range of zooms - always wanting more or less...
Thinking about getting back into photography. Now use binoculars to birdwatch, but now thinking about photos also. Looking at the Canon EOS Rebel XSI deal with the 2 lenses - 18-55 and 55-250. Would probably use the camera mainly for nature and bird photography. Really did not want to spend...
I tried a pair of the Swarovski compact at a birding fair. They have what appears to be a rubber band as an eyecup. The band kept rolling off the bins. Made me wonder about them. Love my 8.5 EL, but not sure about their compacts. Tried them just that one time.
I have an inexpensive pair of...
Why are binoculars so much more expensive in Europe? Why do bins cost 1/3 more in Germany than they do in the U.S? Makes me feel happy for getting the 8.5 EL for $1699 a year ago.
The only thing I can figure out is that the Europeans are very wealthy and they can afford the high prices. And...
At the present exchange rate, that would make the new 8.5 ELs cost
$3,078 in the United States. EagleOptics is presently giving a 10% discount off the list price of the 8.5 EL. A 10% discount would still make them $2,770. Oh, my!
I went and looked at the bins at EagleOptics web site. Pleasantly surprised at the good eye-relief and the low weight. A little disappointed at the narrow FOV. I also will be interested in reading more reviews.
Just went to EagleOptics web site. Appears Leica prices are up at least $100. See below, copied from EagleOptics web site
Leica Ultravid HD 10x42 Binocular
Extreme optical power. Our Price: $2,295.00
Would imagine Swarovski, Zeiss will soon be raising their prices. I am tired of U.S...
Thursday June 20th, about 6:00 pm I saw a black-bellied whistling duck at Spring Lake Park, just out side of Macomb, Illinois. Quite a bit outside of its range, but I was close, and it has obvious markings. Went This morning also, but did not see it.
The EL 8.5x42 are the best bins I have ever used, optically and ergonomically, though I must say that I have not yet tried the Leica HD; I have heard great things about the Leica HD, including that the exterier lenses do not fog up.
I also have the Nikon LXL 8x32. Though the Els are optically...
From what little research I have done, you can purchase the ipod with the the bird songs/picture software pre-loaded on the new ipod, or buy just the software and load the software on your present ipod. They have Eastern USA and Western USA birds. Not sure if they have European...
I thought it might be nice to see a bigger picture of the bird, but it is not a big deal; I would have my bird book. Thank you very much for the response.
I would use it to help me identify bird songs in the field, especially in the summer and warblers during migration.
I am thinking of getting a BirdJam ipod. I have nver used an ipod before. Was considering either the regular ipod, or the i-touch ipod, since the i-touch has a bigger screen. Any one out there using Birdjam? Comments on the different ipods? Thanks for any help.