Starting with a D7000, advice for a budding wildlife photographer

Started Jan 2, 2013 | Discussions thread
BobSC
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Re: Starting with a D7000, advice for a budding wildlife photographer
In reply to boomstick, Jan 5, 2013
Being a musician I know that buying UP at the mid-range is better testing one's limits to the full and can be challenging. In appreciate, a decent camera to get to the next level can create a style [as with music] that will last for life and the next stages in becoming a semi-pro.

Based on that buy a used d300. Don't buy anything with two or four digits after the d.

Your interests span most of what's available. So you want it all and you want it now. Nothing new there

Pick what you really want to focus on and one or two lenses for that. For buildings you want really wide, and predictable distortion. I use a fisheye because it's sharp and the distortion is really simple, so it's easy to undo in software. Takes an extra step in software.

For macro you want a macro lens. For wildlife you want a long fast lens. Three really different things, and learning them all at once is like learning trumpet, guitar, and drums. Not impossible, but probably better to focus a little.

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