D7500 owners: How is it for shooting birds, BIFS?

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Grumpii Forum Member • Posts: 66
Re: D7500 owners: How is it for shooting birds, BIFS?

CMCM wrote:

Grumpii wrote:

Congrats on your purchase. I agree with all your points about the 7500. My photos were taken using the Nikon 300mm F4 no VR. I used to have the older Nikon 70-300mm which is most likely not as good as your newer version. It was good enough for many things but it was soft at 300mm. The 300mm prime was a definite upgrade. Don't get me wrong. I'm not recommending another shopping spree or anything. Enjoy your new 7500. Don't you hate it when you have a new camera and there is nothing around that is flying. You start looking at dragonflies and pigeons out of desperation. LOL.

I have an 18-300 that I got a few months ago as an all-purpose lens...it's good, I like it, but I think the 70-300 AFP is better at the 300 end than the 18-300...just a bit sharper. I've been really happy with how sharp the AFP lens is, and although I had originally thought I might sell it with the D5600 I'm going to sell, I'm having second thoughts and perhaps I'll keep the 70-300. I'd really like to get the 200-500 which is currently on sale ($150 off), but I just don't think I'd want to shoot with a 5 pound lens so that is out of the picture. For now, the 300 will be fine. I've just got to learn all the features on the D7500 now!

I would keep the D5600 if I were you.  I'm keeping my D5200 as a travel camera but wishing it was a D5500/5600 (smaller and lighter).

 Grumpii's gear list:Grumpii's gear list
Nikon D5200 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Nikon AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4D ED-IF Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G VR Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM +1 more
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