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Feb 17, 2018 18:30 |  #14446

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Female Cardinal taken with the Nikon Coolpix P900 from around 45' or so.
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That P900 isnt bad at all, I have had several bridge cameras over the years wth limited sucsess including a couple of canon SX models and two different Lumix models, also Fuji version.

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Feb 17, 2018 19:02 |  #14447

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That P900 isnt bad at all, I have had several bridge cameras over the years wth limited sucsess including a couple of canon SX models and two different Lumix models, also Fuji version.

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Well, it is mostly just a gimmicky zoom lens, but, after you get used to it, it is capable of doing some decent shots. Like you, I had a Canon point and shoot camera that was touted to be the end all to point and shoots, needless to say I sold it not long after I got it. :) This one is just as bad actually, in a way. This had the long zoom that you can shoot video with at 2000mm, it is not bad at all. You can also shoot shots like the cardinal, I shot it at 2000mm, it's got such a small sensor that they say it is comparable to a 2000mm lens, it is a big ol' zoom, no matter who says what. heh

Anyway, at first playing around with it at home in my yard I loved it, then I took it out on a real place that had lots of hawks and eagles, kestrels, etc., it didn't do so well. I played around with some settings and found some things that needed changing, that seemed to help, but this camera does 'smearing' of its images, which is not good. If a person shoots an image and only shows it at the sizes that we do here it will work, but viewed at 100% it looks somewhat smeared.

I still like it, like I said earlier it's good for shots that you might not get, you may not get a perfect shot but it's better than nothing, plus, it's really fun to play around with, I do like it.
This is probably one of the WORST cameras in low light, you might as well go home, and I mean that. :)
There's a lot more that is good, and also some bad, but for the price, paying $468. for a refurbed camera, I couldn't pass up a chance like that, it's perfect for hiking, taking on a plane, and stuff like that, it's lightweight and does a really good job in brighter light, as in a normal sunny day.

I've said too much, I didn't want to derail the thread. :)

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Feb 17, 2018 19:10 |  #14448

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Well, it is mostly just a gimicky zoom lens, but, after you get used to it, it is capable of doing some decent shots. Like you, I had a Canon point and shoot camera that was touted to be the end all to point and shoots, needless to say I sold it not long after I got it. :) This one is just as bad actually, in a way. This had the long zoom that you can shoot video with at 2000mm, it is not bad at all. You can also shoot shots like the cardinal, I shot it at 2000mm, it's got such a small sensor that they say it is comparable to a 2000mm lens, it is a big ol' zoom, no matter who says what. heh

Anyway, at first playing around with it at home in my yard I loved it, then I took it out on a real place that had lots of hawks and eagles, kestrels, etc., it didn't do so well. I played around with some settings and found some things that needed changing, that seemed to help, but this camera does 'smearing' of its images, which is not good. If a person shoots an image and only shows it at the sizes that we do here it will work, but viewed at 100% it looks somewhat smeared.

I still like it, like I said earlier it's good for shots that you might not get, you may not get a perfect shot but it's better than nothing, plus, it's really fun to play around with, I do like it.
This is probably one of the WORST cameras in low light, you might as well go home, and I mean that. :)
There's a lot more that is good, and also some bad, but for the price, paying $468. for a refurbed camera, I couldn't pass up a chance like that, it's perfect for hiking, taking on a plane, and stuff like that, it's lightweight and does a really good job in brighter light, as in a normal sunny day.

I've said too much, I didn't want to derail the thread. :)

Randy

Thank you for the explanation.;-)a

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Feb 17, 2018 19:11 as a reply to  @ Pagman's post |  #14449

Sorry for going on too long! :lol:

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Feb 17, 2018 19:13 |  #14450

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Sorry for going on too long! :lol:

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Feb 17, 2018 19:20 |  #14451

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Feb 17, 2018 19:29 |  #14452

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What a crazy looking hairdoo! Great shot.


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Feb 17, 2018 19:36 |  #14453

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A beautiful shot of a beautiful bird that I just happen to hate! :)
I LOVE that bokeh!


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Feb 17, 2018 21:10 |  #14454

Great Egret - I loved the way this one came out straight off the camera...

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Feb 17, 2018 22:06 |  #14455

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What a crazy looking hairdoo! Great shot.

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Feb 18, 2018 00:59 |  #14456

A Buzzard and Rook, just lazing on a Saturday afternoon watching the ducks go by.


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Feb 18, 2018 05:18 |  #14457

A local "Superb Fairy Wren" from today.


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Feb 18, 2018 05:23 |  #14458

and another red bowed finch from today. These little guys take a lot of work to catch them in one spot long enough to get a half decent shot. Think its time to get the cheap chinese camo cover out to see if that helps next visit.


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Feb 18, 2018 05:33 |  #14459

Final shot is a galah trying to eat a wattle cone. Not sure what they h=get out of them because all these cones seem empty


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Feb 18, 2018 06:32 |  #14460

A young female Kingfisher, taken at 2 different locations on same day


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