So I was in the local BJ's Wholesale Club on Friday, and I wasn't intending to buy a new camera, but passing by the camera display my eye was caught by one of the small signs advertising each camera's most appealing features. This one, on a Nikon model, said "42x Zoom".
I was immediately interested, given all the fun I've been having of late with the 25x zoom lens on my Leica. So 42x… well, just call me an impulse-buyer.
An hour or so later, I had pulled the camera out of the box and set it up so I could bring it with me on another bicycle ride over to check out the heron and eagle nests which I wrote about a few days ago.
But this time, I didn't just capture a shot of an eagle's head by accident -- this time, with the extra magnification of this new camera, I could actually see and shoot several photos of the whole bird.