Light lens for birding?

Started Jun 16, 2013 | Discussions thread
solarider Veteran Member • Posts: 4,655
Re: Light lens for birding?

Screwdrive often scares off birds in my experience*, and all of my longer lenses are screwdrive.

*Smaller birds especially that are close to the camera. Most longer distance overhead BIF tends not to be a problem.

You still may want to consider sticking with your Canon gear for the several reasons noted elsewhere, the very quiet and quick AF among them as well as the 400mm for one.

Best Wishes,


ozdean wrote:

55-300 is a good light lens, it is a screw drive so a bit noisy, but for its price and weight good value and works well on a K30 if you are after light.

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