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Subject: Re: Sort of on topic - Coolpix 900 is/are good for rockets
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From: Eric Stevens <eric.stevens@sum.co.nz>
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Subject: Re: Sort of on topic - Coolpix 900 is/are good for rockets
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On Sun, 4 Mar 2018 14:14:28 +0000, newshound<newshound@stevejqr.plus.com> wrote:

>On 04/03/2018 07:15, Eric Stevens wrote:
>>
https://wattsupwiththat.com/2018/03/02/the-launch-and-orbit-insertio...
>> or https://tinyurl.com/yar3pxtp
>> 
>
>Impressive for hand held (but why would one *not* use a tripod in such a 
>case). I'm only a low-end amateur, but my Velbon DV-7000 is a modest 
>price for a damped tripod.

The photographer was in a crowd of people being shepherded from one
part of the site to another. I would expect a tripod is something he
could easily do without in the circumstances.
>
>I've always been a bit sceptical about extreme zooms, but I can see that 
>they have a niche for a one-camera person who wants to do (say) a bit of 
>wildlife or "long range" sports.

That was why it was recommended to him.
-- 

Regards,

Eric Stevens