I've been trying it out recently at local wetlands. It takes some cool photos. Even on rather automatic settings, and at full zoom (equivalent to 1200 mm, not further zoomed on the computer, no need!).
|Little pied cormorant (Microcarbo melanoleucos)
Taken from this spot (nonzoomed, equivalent to 24 mm)
That's the cormorants log in the middle there!
I know this isn't a great photo, but to again show the zoom capabilities, which I think are outstanding. My photos will get better. I hope.
|Pacific Black Duck- Anas superciliosa
|You can almost see the ducks as specks at the far side of the water
These photos were also taken across the pond.
|A family of Masked Lapwing (Vanellus miles)
You can even see the spurs on the wings
of the one standing on the left
|The lapwings, with some diving Grey Teal (Anas gracilis)
without my camera I wouldn't have seen that there were
two species of ducks there today
|I know it's just another Pacific Black Duck, but I think it's a cool shot
I need duck size birds to practice on
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