What size zoom did you need for most subjects when traveling overseas

Started Nov 21, 2017 | Discussions thread
FingerPainter Senior Member • Posts: 6,935
Re: Extreme tele

PhotoTeach2 wrote:

It was not supposed to be good as it is only a 2.5mpx image.

BUT ... can YOU do 3200mm-EFL ???

It was only 1600mm EFL. You only have a 400mm EFL lens and 4x optical zoom. 4 x 400mm = 1600ml, not 3200mm.

And it was only a 1.25MP image not 2.5MP. A 4x zoom uses 1/16 of the pixels, not 1/8.

Can YOU do it "handheld" @ 1/100s ???

You are doing 400mm EFL at 1/100. I can do 500mm EFL at 1/50, but not with a superzoom. With a 16x superzoom, I can do 1/450mm EFL at 1/30.

And YOU are doing a disservice to the OP by criticizing ANY photo that EXIST's when you can't duplicate it, (especially for a TOTAL cost of $700).

I can get a sharper image at the same FOV on an ancient 12MP D90, but not at the same price.

In countries that sell the AF-S 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 in a kit with the D3400, I can get an image with the same FOV and about 1.5 times the pixel resolution for about 1.5 times the price. The result will also be about a stop less noisy.

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