When shooting far away wildlife, do you observe with viewfinder, or binoculars?

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Gordon W
Gordon W Veteran Member • Posts: 4,045
I observe with the viewfinder because...

...my binoculars are admittedly not great, small Bushnell 8 x 21 that reside in the console of the car and have the approximate FOV of what I see at 300mm to 350mm with my wildlife camera. But that camera is a Nikon P1000 which goes out to 3000mm, so trying to use those binoculars to spot wildlife would be silly.

Not to mention, with many of the subjects I shoot (like small birds that constantly flit around), by the time I saw them in the binoculars, put those down, got the camera to my eye, and tried to find the subject again, it would be long gone.


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