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    Default SLR Camera for birdwatching

    Hi All

    I am currently looking for an SLR camera to take pictures of birds to help with identification. I can spend approx 400 - 500.

    Will I need to buy an extra lense to see the birds at a distance?

    Thank you in advance for your help.


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    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    NW England


    Yes you will have to get a telephoto lens. slrs are sold in kit form with usually 18-55 lens or as a body only, so you get your own lenses.if this your is your first slr then i would have a good look around and do some research on whats out there so you need to look at your budget and put in a lens on top of that

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    If it's purely birdwatching you're going to be doing, then purchasing either a body only sony a290/390, a canon 1000d or a nikon d3000/5000 with a sigma 70-300 APO. That should just about hit the limit of your budget, whilst offering moderately good spec


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