Just joined the club yesterday. So not sure if this is the right place to post my question.
I'm using a Nikon D7000 with kit and plan to explore bird photography. Due to budget, I may not be able to go for those big guns. I read some reviews and am thinking of either a Nikkor 70-200mm F2.8 VRII with a 2.0 TC or Nikkor 300mm F4.0 ED-IF with 1.4 TC. I would prefer the 300mm F4.0 due to the extra length but worried that it may be due for replacement from Nikkor.
Need advise from the experienced birders.
1. For shooting of small birds like sunbird, etc. What kind of distance are we talking about if I'm using either of the lens mentioned above, to get a nicely framed picture without going thru' post pocessing or cropping?
2. Any suitable tripod to go along with such combination? I would prefer one that has shorter centre column so that I can also use it for low level micro photography.
Thanks and regards,