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  1. Thread: Bird Thread

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    Sticky: first day out with my 18-200mm

    I shot these birds with my new Nikon 40x with my 18-200mm and the "sports" setting.

    Gulls are easy to shoot, they like to stay still in the air,

    and a piece bread in the lake helps also :)
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    Thanks Fellas, this has been quite an education...

    Thanks Fellas, this has been quite an education for me.

    It looks like the D80 is going to get the nod, with either the TOkina, or if I splurge maybe even the Nikon 12-24mm

    I am going to...
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    so, to summarize we are looking at one of the...

    so, to summarize we are looking at one of the following bodies

    preferably a D60 (does the D60 have a focus motor?) or a D80

    Now if I were just to buy one wide angle lens, what do you experts...
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    Thanks again for all your help guys. To answer...

    Thanks again for all your help guys.

    To answer Rooz's question of why I am focusing (no pun intended) on Nikon,

    I dunno, I had a Nikon 35 mm one-touch camera for almost 20 years and it took...
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    Ok, thanks again for the good words. I think I...

    Ok, thanks again for the good words.

    I think I am going to start off only with a wide angle lens

    erichlund was kind enought in his long reply to recommend the Tokina 12-24 f4
    it sounds good to...
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    I don't plan to actually put out a calendar, I...

    I don't plan to actually put out a calendar, I just wanted (if possible with my budget) to have calendar-quality shots and to make stunning posters to frame and give to friends

    as a point of...
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    Thanks Fellas, I learned a lot already! I first...

    Thanks Fellas, I learned a lot already! I first thing I learned is that I know nothing!
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    Which Nikon for Majestic Nature Shots

    Greetings all,

    I want to get into taking majestic shots of nature and monuments/buildings etc., which I can blow up to at least 16 x 20 posters. I would a camera capable of taking shots worthy of...
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