View Full Version : Wildlife and some bad astro pics from 2012 so far in The Thames Valley

18-08-2012, 08:14 PM




18-08-2012, 09:01 PM
You got some great pics there mate!

18-08-2012, 09:19 PM
Ta, there gradually getting better this year.... no badgers yet though ....

18-08-2012, 09:23 PM
Great photo's there pal.

Can I ask what camera do you use or do you have differing cameras dependent upon the situation. I'm looking out for a good long range stills camera so I would value your advice.


19-08-2012, 06:22 AM
Just a suggestion if you're looking for a "one size fits all" camera Canon G12 (http://www.canon.co.uk/For_Home/Product_Finder/Cameras/Digital_Camera/PowerShot/PowerShot_G12/) although the G12 may not be as robust as the earlier G9 - alledgedly

Some of the new generation of interchangable lens cameras may also be of interest for example: this sort of camera (http://www.canon.co.uk/For_Home/Product_Finder/Cameras/Digital_SLR/EOS_M/) Nikon, Panasonic and others are also making this type of camera as well

The best reviews, IMHO, are on DP Review (http://www.dpreview.com/)

Just to add that if you look to the right hand side of the Flickr pages you'll what cameras are used. In this case a Canon 400D (http://www.panasonic.co.uk/html/en_GB/1494433/module/general/compare/productsCategory.html) but it doesn't give any info on the lens. There some very nice shots on Moontanboy's album - well worth a look

19-08-2012, 06:25 AM
Great pics. Thx for sharing them. :)

Howling Dingo
19-08-2012, 12:01 PM
Nice one...

19-08-2012, 06:11 PM
Cheers for the feedback guys.

Ade Rose - Mine's an old canon EOS400D with a canon 17-85mm IS USM lens. It's pretty versatile, not bad telephoto capabilities but a bit of wide angle too.
Next on the list is a longer lens 70-300mm probably...

** IS = Image Stabilization
*** USM = Ultrasonic Motor (focussing = nice and quiet, as opposed to the sound of C3PO doing something unsanitary)