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What lenses should I use for bird photography [duplicate]

I am looking for lenses to use with my Nikon D5600 that would be good for bird photography. I recently bought it and was wondering what lenses would be good. My budget is up to $400. Thanks in advance
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Bird Photography lens recommendations on a Canon 7D Mk I

On my off days I sometimes go to the nearby creek to take pictures of these water fowl that are usually chill about getting their picture taken. Stills are nice, but I wanted to use my 7D to it's full ...
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Should I use automatic focus or manual focus for bird photography?

I have a Canon Rebel XTi and some decent lenses. I am considering getting a 500-1000mm f/8 telephoto zoom lens. For photographing birds that are 25-100m away, should I use an automatic focus or a ...
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Canon EOS 550D vs Canon EOS Rebel XSi for Bird Photography &/or UW Surf Photography

I realize these are both novice type cameras, but I got them for free and appear to be forever on a budget. I am curious which camera body I should invest the money in to get into the subjects of ...
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Lens for Nikon D5600 recommended for bird photography

I purchased Nikon D5600 last month. While doing bird photography I realize, 70-300 mm lens is not sufficient. I have few queries: (1) Which lens is recommended for wildlife photography? I checked ...
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Digiscoping with superzoom or DSLR? (with spotting scope)

With a middle-priced spotting scope such as Kowa's TSN-773 or 664 series, is it worth it to do digiscoping with a good DSLR? Since the image quality is definitely not going to be as good as using a ...
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Nikon sg-3ir more robust D.I.Y. alternative?

I was recently looking at the nikon sg-3ir to cover the flash on my nikon d3300 so I can use it as a flash trigger. However for what they are, the sg-3ir units are quite expensive and I was wondering ...
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Suggest the best way to take photos of flying birds [duplicate]

I am an amateur photographer and I have a Sony DSC HX400v bridge camera which has 50x optical zoom (quite helpful in taking close-up shots of wild animals). The effectiveness of the zoom lens is ...
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What's the advantage of having a ball head on a gimbal head?

This video about bird photography, the photographer has put a ball head on a gimabal head. Is there any benefits of doing that?; any benefit other than adding more height as he says at here.