|23rd of February 2009 (Mon)||#1|
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: London, UK
Best lens for non flash reptile photos
Guys, I'm after some advise please.
I've been asked by my local pet store to take some shots of their reptiles.
The only rule is no flash, and There will be lights from the heaters only.
I am thinking of using my 5DMKII and 100mm f/2.8 macro (with extension tube for anything really small)
Can anyone think of anything better lens wise?
I have the 100mm so no new purchases required, and I'm hoping with the minimal movement from the animals, a tripod should suffice in limited light with longer exposures.
Many thanks, I will share my results for sure.
Rich Swaffs, Sports & Event photographer.
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|23rd of February 2009 (Mon)||#2|
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Greater Manchester, UK
Re: Best lens for non flash reptile photos
The reptiles should really be under some fairly bright lighting anyway (I used to have an Iggy). If not I am sure the shop could arrange something for you. Unfortunately I can't post anything from my SLR because I didn't have it then but look on my scrapbook below to see what my 2.1Mp Fuji did without falsh... ISO was not adjustable and fixed too!
BTW take a lamp with you if you gradually slide the light over the reptile they will appreciate the light / heat = more light to take snaps!
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