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  1. Chosun Juan

    request advice upgrading from bridge camera to DSLR

    Apodidae, Earnest Lad, From time to time decent specials do pop up and that is a great time to jump on a bit of kit. They are also doing the Tamron G2 150-600 for £949 :t: https://www.wilkinson.co.uk/tamron-sp-150-600mm-f-5-6-3-vc-usd-g2-lens-for-nikon-f-mount/ I'm not sure how long these...
  2. Chosun Juan

    request advice upgrading from bridge camera to DSLR

    Just get the Tamron 150-600 G2. It is already 300grams lighter than the only '500' within your budget and that is the Nikon 200-500. If you add a 1.4x TC to that then it will be will be half a kilo heavier. Also as Mike said you will be at f8, lose AF points and slow it right down. 1.4xTC'S on...
  3. Chosun Juan

    request advice upgrading from bridge camera to DSLR

    In practical terms, optically, throw a blanket over the three (or four) 600mm (500mm) offerings on the market ...... :cat: There seems to be only up to a couple of hundred £ difference in price between them all. I would do whatever it takes (within the bounds of the law! :) to get the Tammy...
  4. Chosun Juan

    request advice upgrading from bridge camera to DSLR

    That's an interesting (if annoying) experience. I believe that Tamron offered to have all initial Gen 1 units returned to service centre's and have new firmware installed all at their cost which fixed the problem. That's the first time I have heard of something like your experience ..... My G2...
  5. Chosun Juan

    request advice upgrading from bridge camera to DSLR

    The first generation Tammy (A011) is still a good lens but is missing a few bells and whistles versus the G2 (A022). The most important of these is the "tap-in dock" - a USB portal for downloading changes in firmware into, and also imporant for doing the fine tuning I mentioned. The other...
  6. Chosun Juan

    request advice upgrading from bridge camera to DSLR

    Lol - not often that I get called Sir ! :) Lately, due to an injury, I've been really minimizing the kit I cart and so have been leaving the bins at home. If you use the Nikon D7100 with say a Tamron G2 150-600 (the one I have and would try and get) and use it in 1.3x crop mode you are...
  7. Chosun Juan

    request advice upgrading from bridge camera to DSLR

    That sounds like a plan :t: The Nikon D7100 is a very nice camera - and yours at 4300 activations has hardly been used. When it comes to getting the lens - go for the one that you like the handling of the best (optically you can throw a blanket over them, and unit to unit variation could play...
  8. Chosun Juan

    request advice upgrading from bridge camera to DSLR

    I'd agree with that - getting good photos is very much a deliberate act. That's not to say it can't be enjoyable just walking around doing a bit of both - it tends to suit more observational type birding :t: Chosun :gh:
  9. Chosun Juan

    request advice upgrading from bridge camera to DSLR

    Earnest Lad, It looks like used prices for all of the options being discussed are around half of new prices which is great for you. Just to make sure you are really clear simply on what you've got now and what is being recommended let me put it this way. Your current Fuji S8500 has an...
  10. Chosun Juan

    request advice upgrading from bridge camera to DSLR

    Earnest Lad, Ditto what Marc said, that manual focus lens you linked is a novelty at best, kind of like drilling your own holes with hand tools, or making your own wooden nails. Steer clear of it. The Sigma 150-500, or 50-500 can get you into it, but really you'd be better off finding the...
  11. Chosun Juan

    request advice upgrading from bridge camera to DSLR

    Canon 90D It's all official now .... announcement made https://m.dpreview.com/reviews/canon-eos-90d-initial-review-what-s-new-and-how-it-compares Chosun :gh:
  12. Chosun Juan

    request advice upgrading from bridge camera to DSLR

    Earnest Lad, The Nikon D7100 is a great step up point. It will give you 7fps in 1.3× in-camera crop mode (which when multiplied with the Nikon DX sensor crop gives ~2× the focal length at 14.2MP). The D7200 is very slightly better again - the biggest gain is it's larger buffer so you can blaze...
  13. Chosun Juan

    request advice upgrading from bridge camera to DSLR

    Earnest Lad, The Nikon D3400 + Sigma C 150-600mm f6.3 is about the cheapest way you will get into better capability (it's about the lightest weight for that reach too). It's debatable whether it will show as much, more, or less detail than a Nikon P900 super zoom bridge camera (under ideal...
  14. Chosun Juan

    request advice upgrading from bridge camera to DSLR

    Earnest Lad, Better photos can be had - I think it comes down to a question of how much do you want to spend ? , and how much do you want to carry ? If you want to shoot moving subjects (let's face it - Murphy's Law applies - the rarer, better, and closer the bird, the more likely it is to...
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