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Using your camera like a telescope

Shy Talk

Port Glasgow, UK
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Shy Talk Silver Member Nikonian since 12th Jun 2010
Mon 27-Feb-12 08:50 PM

I use my camera in the normal manner, but I also use it like a telescope.

In other words, if I see something far away, I zoom in as close as possible using the Sigma 50-500 OS, take a bunch of photos- then I zoom in much harder in 'Nikon view' to see things as close as possible.

Call me Reginald S. Potter if you like.

I use a D300s for this purpose. The D7000 is out for me as it's missing CAM3500, but maybe the new D800 (used in DX Crop mode) would be better?

I also have a D3100 (14mp) but it seems no better than the D300.

Now, I realise that few people make huge prints and are therefore unlikely to gain much benefit from a 36 mp cam like the D800, but I think I could really use a 36mp DX body to help me identify faraway aircraft.

What improvement might I see from a D800, or even a 24mp 'D400'?

Enough to make a difference?

my webpage is at http://www.scottishops.co.uk

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