Cameras - point and shoot with up to 800 zoom

Discussion in 'What's On Your Mind?' started by Doober, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    I heard about these last week but can't find any info. Can someone direct me? Thanks.
     
  2. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    umm there are none that Im aware of, be let me dig. 10-15x zooms are common on consumer level digital cameras, but to get out to that range you would be relying on digtal zoom or cropping down the image. In any case the image quality isnt going to be that great.

    if i were to need 800mm of zoom this is the lens i would be using (would have to rent these as these arent in my normal kit)
    http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/cameras/ef_lens_lineup/ef_800mm_f_5_6l_is_usm

    or (with a 2x teleconvertor)
    http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/cameras/ef_lens_lineup/ef_400mm_f_2_8l_is_ii_usm

    and both would be on a tripod.

    let me check and Ill get back to the thread
     
  3. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    Many thank yous.
     
  4. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

  5. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    Many thank you's!!!! I had no idea how to search for these cameras. The prices are in line with what was mentioned to me. Perhaps I'll have to buy myself a Christmas present, early.
     
  6. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    Dpreview.com is one of the best information, news and review sites on the internet when it comes to digital photography. I have used that site and its forums for years. Glad to be of service.
     
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  7. FetePerfection

    FetePerfection Founding Member Coach

    Planning on some intense surveillance??? :)
     
  8. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    Most certainly - of the birds on my feeders. However, should I ever need to go to an airport, with such a camera I could stand a distance from a checkpoint and still get good closeup shots without being obvious. ;)
     

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