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What are must-haves for a beginner in wildlife photography?

I've enjoyed taking pictures of wildlife on my phone for a while, especially birds, and would like to get a camera to get better quality images. I would possibly like to try some astrophotography too. ...
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Canon 200mm f/2.8 L II USM vs Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX APO DG OS or something else?

I'm looking for replacement of my Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM. Camera is Canon EOS 700D. Requirements: amateur photograph, especially nature and birds, mostly walking rarely hiding, focal ...
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Digiscoping with superzoom or DSLR? (with spotting scope)

With a middle-priced spotting scope such as Kowa's TSN-773 or 664 series, is it worth it to do digiscoping with a good DSLR? Since the image quality is definitely not going to be as good as using a ...
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Lens for Nikon D5600 recommended for bird photography

I purchased Nikon D5600 last month. While doing bird photography I realize, 70-300 mm lens is not sufficient. I have few queries: (1) Which lens is recommended for wildlife photography? I checked ...
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Should I use automatic focus or manual focus for bird photography?

I have a Canon Rebel XTi and some decent lenses. I am considering getting a 500-1000mm f/8 telephoto zoom lens. For photographing birds that are 25-100m away, should I use an automatic focus or a ...
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Lens auto-focus not working well

I am using Nikon D5600 with Kit Lens. I have mostly used Manual Single-Point focus and sometimes Continuous Full-Area focus. When using 70-300mm kit lens, I tried Auto-Focus on a bird at a single ...
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Hummingbird photography with a Nikon D5300

I started using a Nikon D5300. My back yard has a lot Hummingbirds and I want take very good pictures. I took a couple but the wings are not clear. Does someone have a suggestion on how I can do this?...
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Canon EOS 550D vs Canon EOS Rebel XSi for Bird Photography &/or UW Surf Photography

I realize these are both novice type cameras, but I got them for free and appear to be forever on a budget. I am curious which camera body I should invest the money in to get into the subjects of ...
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Nikon sg-3ir more robust D.I.Y. alternative?

I was recently looking at the nikon sg-3ir to cover the flash on my nikon d3300 so I can use it as a flash trigger. However for what they are, the sg-3ir units are quite expensive and I was wondering ...
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What's the advantage of having a ball head on a gimbal head?

This video about bird photography, the photographer has put a ball head on a gimabal head. Is there any benefits of doing that?; any benefit other than adding more height as he says at here.
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Does Long Exposure set to ON resulting in blurred objects?

Camera: Nikon D5600 Lens: 70-300 mm I am using this lens for bird photography. From the last few months, I noticed even when the bird is not moving and I try to focus using the Manual Mode with Single ...
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Do my photos look blurrier on a newer, higher-resolution camera body because my lens has a problem?

I have a Canon EF 100-400 1:4.5-5.6 L IS USM (the old version, not the II) zoom lens, which I often use for bird photography. I used to have a Canon 10D body, which I used in combination with this ...
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What is the better gift for the beginning bird photograper? Used 500 mm F 4.5 prime vs 100-600 mm F 4.5 - 6.8 zoom

I want to buy a gift for the beginning bird photographer. She currently uses and has experience with 70 - 250 mm lens (the camera accepts Canon EF S). She says the birds just fly away as she ...
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Bird Photography Camera System [closed]

The camera should have fast focus, high res, good clarity, good night capture without noise, silent ... Is there anything bird photography does not require in a camera? I mean which Nikon or Canon ...
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EOS Rebel T100 compatible 300 or 400 mm lense [duplicate]

I am thinking about getting a refurbished Refurbished EOS Rebel T100. Is it compatible with Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Telephoto Zoom Lens? Also, what is the cheapest way I can go up to 400mm? ...
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How to use Sony A77M2 auto-focus for shooting birds

I've been challenged with the following scenario: I'm shooting a stationary bird with a Sony A77M2 and 300mm lens. Eventually the bird takes flight. How should I configure and use the body's ...
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teleconverter for a Canon Powershot SX50 HS

I have a Canon Powershot SX50 HS camera and use it a lot for bird photography ( goes up to 200mm). Is it worth getting a X2 teleconverter lens or will the loss in image quality offset the ...
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Bird Photography lens recommendations on a Canon 7D Mk I

On my off days I sometimes go to the nearby creek to take pictures of these water fowl that are usually chill about getting their picture taken. Stills are nice, but I wanted to use my 7D to it's full ...
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Canon EOS 7DII - focus settings for birds in flight

I recently acquired a vintage Canon EOS 7D Mark II with a low shutter count. Initially, I had very good results for birds in flight, but later I started experimenting with the very sophisticated ...
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What lenses should I use for bird photography [duplicate]

I am looking for lenses to use with my Nikon D5600 that would be good for bird photography. I recently bought it and was wondering what lenses would be good. My budget is up to $400. Thanks in advance
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Suggest the best way to take photos of flying birds [duplicate]

I am an amateur photographer and I have a Sony DSC HX400v bridge camera which has 50x optical zoom (quite helpful in taking close-up shots of wild animals). The effectiveness of the zoom lens is ...
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