Sunday, 6 May 2018

Nice weather and a new camera

Having had a Panasonic FZ1000 for nearly three years, and with another Dutch trip in the offing I wanted to upgrade to a new bit of kit. Reading the various reviews online, I decided that the Sony RX10 Mk 4 was the one. It's pricey but after less than a week, I was impressed with its capabilities and I am still getting to grips with all the functionalities. 

The biggest trick was working out the optimum focus setting among the multitude of options, but so far I am happy with the results. The camera has a high burst rate of 24 frames per second, which is useful for shooting birds in flight.

The focal range of 24-600mm is very useful, although I am resisting the urge to go full zoom, all the time and seeing what the 400mm - 500mm offers. Focusing on birds in flight at 600mm is very difficult, but one acquired at a lower magnification, the camera seems to lock on as you zoom in.

Below is a selection of photos taken in Nottinghamshire on 5th May and 6th May, 2018. Friday 5th was mainly cloudy with glimpses of sunshine and the flatter images of the Great Crested Grebe and the Red-crested Grebe were the result.  Saturday the 6th was virtually unbroken sunshine with cloudless skies.

Great Crested Grebe - Attenborough NR

         Red-crested Pochard - Attenborough NR

Common Pheasant - Collingham Village

Lesser Whitethroat - Langford Lowfields

Greylag Goose - Langford Lowfields

Sedge Warbler - Attenborough NR

Common Whitethroat - Attenborough NR

Grey Heron - Attenborough NR

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