Lighter Gear for BIF?

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Merlin5 Contributing Member • Posts: 822
Re: Lighter Gear for BIF?

fairfaxian wrote:

I tried an RX10 IV awhile back. Nice all in one travel cam. But small sensor not great in low light. And It didn't blow me away with action tracking.

We decided on the Canon 90D and Tamron 100-400 F5.6-6.3. I believe there is a discount on the 90D today at B&H (black friday sale)

We also got a compact telescoping monopod from Manfrotto.

This was a little more than the the intended budget, but fairly light at 4.5lbs for camera/lens. I would say this is a decent system for someone looking for their first general wildlife/bird setup.

Thanks for all the suggestions.

Consider the Sony a6600 + Sony 70-350mm 4.5-6.3 too. Great for tracking, wildlife,  compact,  525mm effective focal reach.

 Merlin5's gear list:Merlin5's gear list
Canon EOS 5D Mark II Sony a6600 Tamron SP 70-300mm F4-5.6 Di VC USD Canon EF 50mm F1.8 STM Sigma 16mm F1.4 DC DN (E/EF-M mounts) +2 more
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