>Neil > >Thanks! > >Of course, there's not a trace of obsessive compulsive >behaviour in ANY of us, right? > >In the UK, I think we just call the activity you describe as >'Birding' and those who do it as 'Birders'. I've heard about >it a fair bit and it all sounds jolly interesting. > >My only interest in the birds is that the photo equipment >required for birding and military aircraft photography have >some similarities. > >You know; long lenses, poor light/ locations sometimes, >recording and identifying a subject rather than making a nice >photo. As well as taking really nice photos, when you can. > >I sometimes take 'photos' just to identify an individual >aircraft- by it's serial- so resolution is everything. Thus >the D400 please! > >Like a Birder, sometimes it's a long and rough hike with the >camera to get in place, so the toughness and sealing of a pro >build cam are valued. > >Personally, I don't really see the value in the new 80-400. > >I'd pay right up for a 36mp DX cam though. > >Sounds like you're having fun with your birds though!