There are a other (better) teleconverters out there usable with this camera, but this is a relatively cheap purchase at $60CDN, and I can't wait to try it out. Sadly, I will need a special lens adapter ring at 58mm (about $10CDN) that can be bought from Asia so I will ask my mother to buy it for me. But I will have to wait for another few weeks or so before I can properly join them together. Nevertheless, here're what the whole thing will look like if combined (use your imagination to imagine an adapter between the camera and the teleconverter). Nice, eh?
I met the seller in Steveston this morning and we did a quick exchange, and I was on my way birding along Steveston again. Even though I don't have the proper set-up yet, I did a little experiment. These photos are straight off the camera (other than resizing and framing). The top left photo is 8 MP at 504mm, and the bottom left photo is the 100% cropped picture of the seagull. The top right photo is hand-helding the lens in front the camera, so 8MP at 856mm, and the photo below it is the 100% cropped. Not too bad, but it will get better.
Along the shores, I saw many shorebirds.
Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes)
I think this is a Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla). I am not too good with Family Scolopacidae, so any help is welcomed here (and everywhere). This is a lifer for me.