Hello everyone im just starting out in wildlife photography. Just starting out and looking in to buying my first pro camera. So any ideas would be great
Do you have a preference for brand? It sounds like you currently use Canon and so that's what I'll concentrate my comments on.
The current pro level Canon bodys that are popular with wildlife shooters are the Canon 1Dn Mark II an the Canon 1D Mark III. My personal camera of choice for most everything is the Canon 1Ds Mark II.
You should know though that it doesn't take a pro level body to make good images. A camera like the Canon 40D is a great camera that gives you a lot of reach with the 1.6 crop factor of its sensor. If your just getting started in wildlife photography, I'd recommend putting the big money into good lenses and less money on the body. For photographing wildlife you typically want to look at telephoto lenses in the 400mm to 600mm range.
Please let me know if you have any other questions I can help you with.
Yiikes! That's like asking what kind of car should I buy to drive from Vancouver to Halifax. You're going to get quite a variety of answers.
I don't know enough about the Canon line to make a recommendation there, but in the Nikon lineup, either the D300, or if you have the budget the D3. Lenses... that'll depend a lot on your budget, but for wildlife, the longer the better. I'm not a wildlife photographer, but I do have the 70-200 VR and it's a great lens for 'tame' wildlife (the kind that you can get close to such as geese, ducks, squirrels and such, but not so much for the 'wilder' wildlife that are much more skitish about approaching humans. For that I would suspect a minimum of 300-400mm. Paul would be better to advise you on that end.
Good luck... and enjoy!
well i dont have any at the moment i have just been useing a basic dig canon nothing pro. so starting at the start
I am wondering if you are the same Katie who put a review on the costco desk that you had to assemble it etc. If so, I am in the market for one and am wondering if you would consider selling it?
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What sort of camera are you shooting with right now? What sort of lenses do you have in your collection?
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