XF 70-300mm Good for a Whale Watch?

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maxxxx Contributing Member • Posts: 968
Re: XF 70-300mm Good for a Whale Watch?

Porquinho wrote:

Bring 2 cameras just in case. If your tour is not in Baja Sur, Mexico I think you'll use the zoom lens most of the time.

Whales in Baja Sur often come right up to the boat so one would need a camera with a wider FL.

Having stabilisation would help a lot, of course. I brought only the old and underrated X-S1 to Mexico last year, a 4 week whale-watching trip.

(Some photos from that trip here <- copy link and open in new tab)

Was that Bahia Magdalena. When we were there it would have been best to have two cameras, one with 100-400 and one with 16-55 or even 10-24.

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