I am currently using a Tamron 200-500mm lens with a Nikon body and Manfrotto CF tripod.
I am debating as to whether or not it would be better to invest in a gimbal head or stick with the b&s I am using at the moment.
I am having problems with my Sigma 150-500mm lens, specifically soft pictures.
The first pic was taken using a hide clamp and at 640th @f 6.30 at 3,200 ISO while the second was taken from a using a Velbon 200 tripod at 320th @ f11 at ISO 200.
I am not sure if it is the tripod or lens that is...
Has anyone had any experience of using close up filters on a standard zoom lens for close up photography?
I would like to give it a go and this seems a pretty simple and cheap way to try it without laying out for a macro lens etc. I would probably be using them with a ringflash.
Any info re...
I am looking for a budget scope to try digiscoping with my Nikon D50 DSLR attached via a T2 adapter.
I am looking at the Hawke Nature Trek 20-60 x 80 as it looks like about the best in my budget.
My questions are: When looking through the viewfinder of the Nikon (there is no live view facility...
Has anyone come across the ideal rucksack/backpack for birding?
Equipment is usual: bins, scope, tripod etc plus rations/flask etc.
I had thought about a specialist photo backpack like the Tamrac Expedition 9 which would take my scope in the center, other gear around it and I would be able to...
Has anybody any experience of the Hawke range of scopes?
I have seen one for about £200 which looks promising.
I appreciate I am not getting Leica APO for this price, but would the quality be good enough for a beginner?
What can I say-only been birding a couple of months and today I saw the White Throated Robin at Hartlepool, how many have had that on their lists for years? Talk about luck!
Can I say "Thanks" to the kind birders who, recognising a beginner allowed me to look through their 'scopes and give me...
Must be the time of year when people take up new hobbies!
So far my partner and I have joined the local RSPB group and been on a few really good days out with them so this seemed the next logical step. The next will be buying a 'scope....minefield ahead.....
Look forward to learning lots.