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    When your boss finds out you have a camera you are drafted to take the pictures at the company holiday party. The first year I got a new flash unit for my troubles. The second year I was expected to get a slide show together to have running during the party, and take the pictures with no special compensation for it. I was also told that for the third year the slide show was to include music and include movie clips taken of staff having fun throughout the year. That's when I decided to look for another job.
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    Luckily, my employer has dedicated people for that purpose, plus they are territorial so I don't have that worry
    For me, it's limited to friends and family

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    Was out birding today with a group. One woman brought her canon with her honking "L" lens. First clue was that she had that heavy gear and didn't bring so much as a monopod. Second clue was when she took two shots and said her battery was dead. Third clue was the fact that she didn't bring a spare battery.
    Wish I had her budget for toys to not use. I'm debating saving for a bigma or getting the 300mm f/4 and sourcing a 1.4 tc
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    Oh she was green....

    I took a monopod but never used it, for L's mine is pretty small.
    But if you are using big AF zooms and burst shooting for action, you better have some battery capacity to back ya up.

    I have a battery grip on mine with a 8 cell AA tray if the need arises.

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    Do you take a spotting scope when you got birding?
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    I don't have one yet, got some good bins thought. Been toying with the idea of buying one of those cheap superzoom cameras for taking pics for later identification use. Quality will suck but might be handy for those I can't id in the field. When with a group there is usually at least one person with a scope and tripod who will set up and let others look. We did that with cormorants today so some beginners could easily see them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chibae View Post
    ..... got some good bins though.
    Which ones?
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    I would be interested in Judy's advice too

    But, FWIW I have a pair of Nikon Action Extreme 10x50mm Bins but they would get heavy if carried all day birding IMHO
    10x is a little hard to hold steady after a while.... maybe some 8x35 would be more suited to the job, dunno
    As far as quality goes though, hellva lot of bang for the buck

    I did get a nice "birding" spotting scope a couple weeks ago (for range/field use), very light and very compact.
    A little bit undersized though for seeing tiny holes in paper (0.177") at 100yds
    The quality of the glass is amazing though in it's price point IMHO
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