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Posted: 2008-09-23 13:11:00   

hi Friends,
I will soon leave to Ethiopia and plan to spend times in National Parks to shoot some birds and other identifyed flying objects.
anyone knows about the Red Dot Sights (RDS)? any experience with this hunting tool adapted to photo? how to easily adapt it on the flash hot shoe?
thanks for comments and advices
jean philippe

One travels, not to change locations, but ideas. Hippolyte Taine (french philosopher)

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Posted: 2008-09-23 13:11:00   

Hi jean philippe,
Wow, sounds like a great trip.
About the sight, I'm not so sure. I would think it would be less effective in daylight AND on fast moving objects. I'd rather just look through the lens. If you are lining up on a single, stationary bird it might work, but in a moving flock I would forget it.
I'll give you one tip for the bush though. This is classified but I don't care because my army doesn't exist any more so they can't charge me;) In the bush, ALWAYS scan with your eyes from right to left. I guarantee you will see much much more. This works because we are used to reading from left to right and the eye is automatically lazy when searching in this direction and misses many details. The other way round though... try it, you'll be amazed at the difference.
Have a great trip!

[edited by rip_drifter at 2008-09-23 13:11]

Best Regards, Mike Bruin

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