Lens For Birds
Posted 31 October 2009 - 10:32 PM
Posted 06 November 2009 - 12:56 PM
It depends how much you want to spend really....but I think the Canon EF 70-300mm f4-5.6 IS USM is a good lens to start with. That's the lens I started with and I was happy with the results. Or you could step up to the Canon L series lenses, but they are mega expensive.
Posted 09 December 2009 - 03:21 AM
I think of it this way.. The camera and its megapixels are what many people focus on but it is usually the lens that is more important. If you invest in a high quality lens, you will find you will be buying new cameras but keeping the same lens. It is a much better long term investment. So aiming for the best lens you can afford is the smart thing to do.
300mm on a song bird 40 foot up a tree will not do much for you. Half the trick in bird photography is not to have the bird 40 foot up a tree
One trick i use is to find a cliff or overlook roughly level with the tree tops in a known habitat for the bird i am interested in. Now your 300mm might work for you. There are plenty of other tricks if you read around and talk to other photographers that help you when you have a shorter lens.
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