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May 29, 2012 21:45 |  #31

I just went to the San Diego Zoo this past Friday. I had the 55-250 for the most part, but switched to the 85 as I wanted the speed. I went early once it opened and it was a gloomy cloudy day with a little drizzle. I had to use 800 ISO for the most part, even 1600 with the 55-250...I was able to get away with less using the 85...Heck I even used my 10-22 at times... If I could choose a lens a 70-200 IS 2.8 would have been perfect although at times a little wider and a little longer were needed.... I think you're 70-200 f/4 will do...

For me taking photos at the zoo was mostly bunch of snapshots with a few fun captures here and there...I think we went through the entire zoo in record time!

Here's a shot with my 85, which was challenging to get a clear shot of with all the people in the way and the grass/bushes all around...

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May 30, 2012 05:38 |  #32

You might think about adding a circular polarizer filter to your "zoo kit." It eats a bit of light, but can really help you minimize unwanted reflections when shooting through display glass.


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May 30, 2012 06:44 |  #33

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I think 90% of my zoo shots are at 400.. I wish I had a 500 to bring. That would be sweet....

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beautiful!


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May 30, 2012 14:30 |  #34

-AP- wrote in post #14446780 (external link)
I think 90% of my zoo shots are at 400.. I wish I had a 500 to bring. That would be sweet....

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Holy...

epic.


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Jun 05, 2012 00:24 |  #35

My 150-500mm Sigma is my zoo lens. I take a tripod with me always just in case. Went to San Diego Zoo today and never used the tripod at all until when I visited the Gorilla exhibit...it was very cloudy today and I was shooting at 500mm...the tripod helped me capture a few nice shots.


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