Originally Posted by Simon Wates
Fair enough, its hard to carry a scope and a proper camera.
With photos, I often wonder how long we spend actually admiring them, in minutes. I'd just rather spend the time drooling over them in real life - 30 minutes goes fast. So for me, scope and bins over a camera - though I'd push myself to carry a camera as well.
Of course I do love photos, so someone's got to take them
This is where the lines blur and at some point you have to decide if your'e a birder with a camera or a photographer who likes birds and a compromise on whater you conclude will have to be made?
Luckily for me, my wife is a photographer who carries all her kit on all our walks.