This Sony DSC-H1 (with a lonely 5.1 megapixels inside), is a 2005 model and technically, it's a fixed lens, compact camera.
Poor thing, it's probably ancient in camera circles. A dogs life equates to a human's, when multiplied seven times over isn't it, so, a camera then...?
Still it works for me; it'd take me way too long to learn all the tricks of a professional DSLR camera, so I hope it keeps on, keeping on for a while longer.
Not until during 2012 that I learnt this camera had a teleconverter lens as an option. I read up about them online, feedback, and decided I'd like to have one. My search was narrowed down to a camera store in the U.S.
Now, with the teleconverter lens in place, focal distance is accelerated another 1.7x to a stretched out (35mm equivalent), 734.4 mm.
No tripod used for my birding photos because it's just too inconvenient; I'd surely miss the shots if I had to set that up first. Steady hand is a must with a teleconverter lens. What you see through them tends to wobble around very easily. Like looking into a pond, so hold tight when the bird is there, and press the shutter!
Because you need to physically select the use of the conversion lens from OFF to TELE as shown here, I choose to keep this already set up with the teleconverter lens, ready to go.
The "little camera" comes along for the landscape images, when using them with the same blog post (i.e. birds and location).
It's quite heavy enough (for me). There is an adaptor rim added between the camera fixed lens, and the teleconversion lens.
f/4.5, 1/800 sec, ISO-100, Aperature Priority
On a bitterly cold and windy day in early July 2012, at Soldiers Beach on the Central Coast, picking up this photo of the Nankeen Kestrel, was .. the biggest buzz!
..and so then to 'the little camera' Sony DSC-HX5V. I haven't ever used the GPS/Compass, nor the video in this camera. It (the video setting) should be simple as, but it just doesn't happen logically, nor as per the manual, or how I try to interpret it at least.
Sunset over Bonnells Bay, June 2012
f/4.5, ISO-125, 1/160 sec.