Actually I got a D50, as I probably would make a mistake in my first purchase, hence cost real low. If after muddling through and I still can't take a good bird shot, at least I had picked up some basic skills while enjoying the stroll in the park. Good stress reliever from hectic workin life.
So I guess what's needed is a good support for the body and telephoto?
Saw this being quite popular, anyone has a more cost effective recommendation?
Manfrotto 190XPROB Pro Tripod Black + 804RC2 - 3 Way Head
My mentor does extensive birding, and his equipment tops S$50,000. I suppose if you view that as an end point, then you show really seek to improve your skills now.
1. Get the best you can afford. This means:
a) Get the longest and fastest lens you can afford.
b) Get the best dSLR body you can afford. In particular, get one with good auto focus ability and possibly decent high ISO capabilities, if your lens is slow.
c) Get a decent tripod. (With you current setup, it's probably fairly light. Most sub-S$500 tripod setups are more than sufficient)
2. Start getting the skills.
Definitely will, thanks for the encouragement.
i would say, go for the nikon D90 though im a canon user
Hi I've not done birding neither do I owned these lens but I have been eyeing on this and hope this will help a little in you getting the lens.
if budget is tight can actually get the 600mm f8 from sigma, not the best but at least it does not burn a big hole in your pocket. Iirc Cathay photo has a promo with manfrotto tripod and ball head which is quite good deal, u may wish to drop by to check it out.
D90-MB80|N18-105|N50 1.8|T180 M.|GT1541T|Q3T|Up48|SB900|
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Btw, can anyone point me to a good thread showing how to do bokeh? If using prime lens of fix f number, what will A priority setting on body do? The more I read the more I am confuse between A, S Priority setting with non Prime and prime lens.
Can't find a suitable telephoto... and i can't get any bird near enough to do bokeh. Hence a flower will suffice for now.
The flower keep moving with the wind and i have difficulty getting the correct distance. Anyone have a good way of judging?