How to use the Nikon DF-M1 dot sight for bird photography

How to use the Nikon DF-M1 dot sight for bird photography
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The longer your lens, the harder it is to sight and keep up with your subject. Small movements become exaggerated at higher magnifications and this can make photographing erratic subjects, such as birds, even more challenging. You can see the bird in the distance - but finding it through the viewfinder quickly is hard, unless you have a dot sight to help you line up your lens


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Mike Harris
Technique Editor

Mike is Deputy Editor for N-Photo: The Nikon Magazine, and brings with him over 10 years experience writing both freelance and for some of the biggest specialist publications. Prior to joining N-Photo Mike was the production editor for the content marketing team of Wex Photo Video, the UK’s largest online specialist photographic retailer, where he sharpened his skills in both the stills and videography spheres.  

While he’s an avid motorsport photographer, his skills extend to every genre of photography – making him one of Digital Camera World’s top tutors for techniques on cameras, lenses, tripods, filters and other imaging equipment, as well as sharing his expertise on shooting everything from portraits and landscapes to abstracts and architecture to wildlife and, yes, fast things going around race tracks.