Date: 2/2/17 10:49 pm From: Erik Breden <erik.breden...> Subject: [texbirds] Testing a Camera at Estero Llano Grande SP
Today (Thursday February 2nd) Rex Stanford and I birded Estero Llano Grande State Park and the farmlands around the McCook area. I was mostly interested in testing a new camera body, so it was not a rigorous bird outing.
We did see a few good birds: a Say's Phoebe on the fencelines at the NW corner of the Hargill Playa, a pair of Greater Roadrunners gathering sticks for a nest, and a very funny Red-tailed Hawk - funny looking, not telling jokes 8^).
A few photos, including comparison shots of the cameras can be seen at:
For you "camera buffs", here is what I was testing...I purchased a Nikon 1 V3 4/3 mirrorless camera and the adapter which allows it to be used with my regular Nikon lenses. I am taking a trip to China in the spring, primarily for shorebirds, and I wanted some extra telephoto capability. The camera performed well against my D7100, although it is perhaps a little soft and seems to have a slight bluish cast. Overall, however, I was very satisfied with the results. The Nikon 1 has a 2.7 magnification factor instead of the normal 1.5 factor of the D7100.
Take a look at the comparison photos, which were taken under harsh lighting conditions.