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How advanced is phase detect AF for bird photography compared to contrast detect AF?

My first and only camera is a panasonic Lumix G5 with a panasonic 45-200mm. I wanted to have a first hand experience and decide if I want to switch to aps-c dslrs, but I never had an opportunity to ...
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Is it a good idea to use adapted tele lenses with a micro four thirds camera for fast moving (nature/wildlife) photos?

I am thinking of buying an affordable tele lens (600mm+ equivalent) for my panasonic Lumix G5. I have read about adapting 400mm f5.6 EDIF a) For wildlife/bird pictures, would it be too much of ...
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What should be the aperture and ISO while doing wildlife photography in sunlight? [closed]

Next week I am going for a tour of Jim Corbett National park and I am not expert with Wild Life Photography so tips and suggestions are really appreciated from the professionals.Thanks in Advance
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How to take clear photographs with DSLR

I just bought a Nikon D5200 with the 18-105mm lens and I have taken this flamingo photograph but can't see their faces properly and If I zoom in a little bit the image is pixelated. I have tried ...
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Birding on a budget?

I am interesting in birding and want to buy a camera. I am new to photography and am on a pretty low budget (between $500-1,000). I was wondering if there were any suggestions on how I can balance ...
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What technique can I use for shooting pet birds in cages?

How do I take photos of birds inside cages (as shown in the picture below) and have it appear that there is no cage at the front, which blocks the bird. Taking photo of the bird inside the cage: ...
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how do I Auto Focus Nikon 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX Nikkor to my nikon d7000

How do I set my Auto Focus for a Nikon 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX Nikkor to my nikon d7000 for sharp pictures? I never liked this lens. I bought it when I bought my nikon D5000 3 years ago. I ...
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Best easy-to-carry-around Canon (or ANY OTHER) camera plus lenses for bird /wildlife/landscape photography (hobby)?

Apologies for the long post..Just want to give as much info as possible. I am looking for a suitable camera & lens. Open to suggestions! Initial plan was to buy a Canon 600d. This is a hobby ...
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What is the best auto-focus mode to use for bird photography?

Consider the image below: How would the shot be focused here? Using Auto-focus or manual? If there was a cluttered background, will auto focus detect the small bird and sharply focus on it?If manual ...
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How can I take pictures of flying seagulls without just getting white blobs?

I have been trying to take photos off a cliff edge of seagulls flying around. I am relatively new to this, and on a sunny day when I go to take these photos, the seagull I'm trying to capture always ...
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Which Camera is better to take photo of wild birds?

I am evaluating to buy one of the following cameras, that my friends have suggested to me: a second hand Nikon D5000 camera selling @ 1000 (plus a 55mm - 200mm Len) a first hand Nikon coolpix L310 ...
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Where can I find advice on using an advanced AF system for wildlife and bird photography?

I recently purchased a Canon 7D, as my previous 450D had become a severely limiting factor in my endeavors to wildlife and bird photography (particularly bird photography, which I LOVE, but for which ...
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What things should I keep in mind while shooting birds

I have a trip scheduled this weekend where there is a lake with thousands of winter birds. I will be using Canon EOS 550D and Canon 100-400mm USM IS lens. I will also have a wide angle lens to shoot ...
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Nikon non-VR 70-300 lens for entry-level bird photographer?

I am an entry level photographer who'd like to start taking pictures of birds. I have a Nikon D40 and am on a budget. I noticed on the B&H site that the non-VR Nikon 70-300mm lenses are around ...
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What are the best spots around Louisville, KY to shoot wildlife?

Just as the title says, does anyone know any good wildlife spots around Louisville, KY? I am interested in birds, small critters, but also larger animals.
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What techniques should be used when attempting bird photography?

I'm pretty new, and was just playing with the D7000 kit taking pictures of birds in the area. I asked for my photo critiqued in Chat, led to some good general purpose information I think is applicable ...
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Is digiscoping a good alternative to using a super-telephoto lens for birding?

While I was researching bird photography, I noticed some people suggest using a spotting scope in front of digital camera instead of a super-telephoto lens - this technique is called digiscoping. So ...
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How can I photograph hummingbirds?

The rules for photographing normal birds largely don't apply to hummingbirds. You're unlikely to be able to predict or keep up with their flight path, especially with autofocus. Additionally, the ...
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Sigma 150-500 f/5-6.3 vs Sigma 50-500 f/4-6.3 for birds in flight?

Finally made the decision to buy a Canon 7D for my wife. Her photography is continually improving. Flying bird and distance photography with her existing canon EOS 450D and 70 -300 lens. Can someone ...