Wildlife photography

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NikonNature Veteran Member • Posts: 3,873
Re: Wildlife photography

First off, 400mm isn't bad, so there is no harm in shooting with that for a while. Work on your skills at tracking birds and getting sharp images. If your passions grows, then look at upgrades.

All of the best options have been listed. If you can handle the price, the 500mm PF is light and sharp. Otherwise, I would consider the 200-500mm, or any of the 150-600mm's from Sigma or Tamron.

I have the 1st generation Tamron 150-600mm, which would likely be considered weaker than any of the other offerings, yet I have had good success with it over the last four years. I nearly always shoot hand held and the weight is not an issue. The Sigma Sport is noticeably heavier and is probably better suited for tripod use.

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