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Sometimes you get lucky, but in general, wildlife photography takes time. I expect your foxes are also active during part of the day, which would make things much easier. Spend the time to learn their habits, and if possible, for them to get used to you. Even so, you're still probably going to see foxes at a distance and for short periods at a time. This ...


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"Cheapest" is easy to answer: the Rokinon 500mm f/8.0 (also sold under the Samyang or Walimex brands), and for a beginner, it might even be the best, to gain experience more than to make great photos, because it's really not a good lens at all (is anyone surprised, at a $200 price point?): horribly slow, manual focus, comparatively low optical quality. But ...


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Good question. As with any wildlife photography, knowing your subject is key. If you're seeing foxes at night, I'd start by recording some observations - Where and when. Foxes are territorial and will usually range over the same area unless some outside influence causes that to change (more on that later). If you're seeing a fox at roughly the same time ...


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You might find that applying some fundamental photography techniques will help you select settings that are most appropriate for the subject and situation. For example, for Bison, I wanted a narrow DOF, so I could just focus on the Bison - so I shot at f/2.8 and focused on his eyes. I believe you may encounter Elephants at you park. So, you could use that ...


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As someone who occasionally indulges in bird photography, shoots micro four-thirds, and has adapted manual lenses to her Canon dSLRs, I'd say don't do it. The lens will be disproportionately big and heavy compared to your G5, and the lack of autofocus (and EXIF, and aperture control from the body unless the lens has an aperture ring) will probably be more ...


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City-foxes in my neighborhood come to as close as four meters distance before they notice me, if I stand still. They watch me, size me up for threat analysis, and after a moment they just slip away. They don't make any sound at all. I've had a dog in leash with me when a city-fox came to five meters distance. My dog did not notice it, even though it is of a ...


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I see this is an old post BUT here is my 2 cents worth of wisdom. I have a d7000 and I'm goi.g to get this lens and probably a 1.4 tc. I can't afford the bigger lenses or the 2.8 versions. After reading as many reviews on this lens and weighing all the other options this is what in left with. I bow hunt and have taken alot of deer and squirrels with a long ...



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