GB Sports Photographer & The Panasonic LUMIX S1

Set up?

31 Aug 2012 5:43PM
It would be very interesting to see how people set up perches and hides etc and some advice on the best lenses to use etc

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31 Aug 2012 7:21PM
What great questions Joanne. I am very open with my set up, and show it to photo clubs and wildlife societies as I give my kingfisher talks.
I have posted photos of this springs set up. The horizontal perch ( now removed for the winter ) was used to capture the courting, mating and fledglings.
As for lenses I started with 70-400 a good all round wildlife lens used with a full frame camera. and now use a 1.5 crop camera A77 SLT with a 300 2.8 lens.
I am hoping to upgrade when the new Sony Full frame SLT comes out.
MikeRC 14 3.6k United Kingdom
31 Aug 2012 10:54PM
...would that we could all emulate you Sydney Smile
Scottelly 7 35 United States
5 Sep 2012 1:38AM
I would have thought you would prefer the 1.5 crop sensor, but if you are wishing for a full-frame, then I guess that would be the best. You're the experienced one!

5 Sep 2012 9:12AM
The new Sony A99 is reported to have 102 focus points and Phase detection making the focusing very fast and accurate.
If I could afford to/ I would keep both the A77 & A99. as you are right the A77 increases the lens length by 50%.
I have no noise problem with the A77 but the A99 has a better way of retaining the light.
I'm old and understand full frame from my roll film days.

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