XF 55-200mm for wildlife photography?

Started Apr 15, 2013 | Discussions thread
Allen Chernack
Allen Chernack Senior Member • Posts: 1,426
Re: XF 55-200mm for wildlife photography?

No lens is long enough or wide enough, it's been said.

I've been shooting wildlife such as humming birds, bears, wolves and other birds big and small for maybe 10 years. My longest lens is a canon 70-300 mm which translates to about 480 on the long end.  I've shot hummers at feeders and in the wild with it and crop a lot but still get a good image and print.

I will definetly get the Fuji 55-200 mm although it is really a little short. Kind of medium zoom for wildlife.

I've attached my Canon to the fuji with a Rainbow brand adapter but without the interface, it's too difficult to use for a moving object since it's all manual at that point.  And it's heavy and awkward. Another thing I use is a Sony HX-30 which has an optical equivelent of 500 mm.  But with LCD only, hard to track moving objects and keep steady.  Other small sensor, long lens cameras are another choice depending on their image quality.

You might also consider, heaven forbid, going to a lightweight DSLR like Canon Rebel or others with a full range of lenses.

Choices, choices.  Aren't we lucky to have them?

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