Looking for a wildlife lens

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fz750
fz750 Regular Member • Posts: 325
Re: Looking for a wildlife lens

Chrissi_82 wrote:

twan wrote:

Have you considered Nikon's 200-500 5.6? It works great too.

I've also rented Sigma's 60-600. Great to but a bit more heavy. I would prefer the 200-500.

Hi, thank you for the suggestion. However, the 200-500 is above 2kg - and that's definitely too much for my purposes. But the shots e.g. here https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/64726372 look nice.

it's definitely worth it for the reach, and if you can carry it, it will make a difference.

I think you'll find you even need more reach than 500mm, but depends what you like to do and whether it's that important to you to have that reach.

Hilarious watching a bunch of 50 french tourists in Costa Rica trying to jostle for position to photograph a quetzal up there in the trees with their smartphone when I was wishing for more reach (and light..) with my 200-500mm on a D7200.. (i.e. at 750mm..)

A high percentage of my pictures  were taken at 500mm (750mm) but I guess a safari could be ok with 100-400mm if you are only taking shots of the big 5 as you come across them from a vehicle..  I'd suggest a 24-200 and the 100-400 / 200-500mm (you can sell fairly easily afterwards..).

Will they weigh your bag  or your bag & you? (in Costa Rica internal flights they do this, plus a size limit also..)

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Nikon D7200 Fujifilm X-T30 Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm F3.5-5.6G ED VR Tokina 11-20mm F2.8 +2 more
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