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Some photographers can do wildlife & bird photograph with 70-200mm?

 
Kanye
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Feb 09, 2014 18:44 |  #31

You could do birding/wildlife with a 8mm if you wanted to.

However, I prefer a 400mm myself




  
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Feb 09, 2014 20:46 |  #32

Start with what you can afford, save your money & get longer glass.
A blind (or hide if you're a Limey) is a cheap way to get closer to birds and other critters. I have a chair blind that is pretty comfortable, cost me about $80.


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Feb 09, 2014 21:38 as a reply to  @ Tapeman's post |  #33

I am new to this, and can only dream of getting some of the shots I see on here, but these are all from my 70-200 f4

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I do wish I had a longer lens, but you use what you got! And yes all have been cropped!

60D, 18-135, nifty 250, 70-200 f/4L, 40 flapjack, EF-S 10-18

  
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Feb 10, 2014 02:23 |  #34

JeffreyG wrote in post #16675790 (external link)
If you are good at taxidermy, you can shoot birds with a macro.

bw!


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Feb 10, 2014 04:14 |  #35

If you live in Florida you can shoot wildlife with a 24mm lens, I live in Europe so generally need 500mm or more!


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Feb 10, 2014 05:41 |  #36

JeffreyG wrote in post #16675790 (external link)
If you are good at taxidermy, you can shoot birds with a macro.

Or if youre a cowboy you can shoot birds with a colt bw!


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Feb 10, 2014 07:15 |  #37

I have the 70-200 f4, You most definitely can do some wildlife with it but you WILL want more reach. I saved up and just bought the 400mm f5.6, to be honest, you still want more reach. haha. BUT its an incredible lens and I highly recommend it.


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Feb 10, 2014 08:35 |  #38

Can you do it? Yes you can with limitations. Would you want to do it? Not if you can get a longer lens. I also desire to have a longer lens but all I have is a 70-200/4 and a 1.4cIII TC. I try to catch what I can with this. Here are some samples (the birds pics are cropped from a FF images):

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5D Mark III | S110 | Sigma 24/1.4 A | 50/1.8 | 100/2.8 Macro | 17-40/4 L | 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM | 70-200/2.8 L IS II USM | 400/5.6 L | Canon 1.4x III TC| Canon 2x III TC
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