What to get for BIF and general wildlife, camera and lens.

Started Oct 6, 2022 | Discussions thread
OP Fishrman Senior Member • Posts: 1,861
Re: What to get for BIF and general wildlife, camera and lens.

Norm Neely wrote:

Fishrman wrote:

is there a camera and lens you might suggest that I could get that wouldn't break the bank? Fast focus is important to me and of course not only fast but accurate. Thanks for any ideas and help.

I have no idea what $ amount would break your bank???

How about keeping your camera until you can afford a camera that does what you want.

The Canon R7 $1,499.00

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1707911-REG/canon_eos_r7_mirrorless_camera.html

Review: https://www.kenrockwell.com/canon/eos-r/r7.htm

Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary Lens for Canon EF $899

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1082154-REG/sigma_150_600mm_f_5_6_3_dg_os.html

One of these two Canon EF to R adapters.

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?Ntt=canon%20ef%20to%20rf%20adapter&N=0&InitialSearch=yes&sts=ps

Sigma 150-600 contemporary vs sport. Comparison photos on a trip to Alaska.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jN_6ApM0Xg

Another review.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Q9lLY5Zgvk

I probably shouldn't have said break the bank. Maybe I should have said an amount that wouldn't make my wife want to kill me? I know both are subjective. I was thinking of trying to get the best for the least. Whatever that is. Internet probably isn't the best place to discuss ones assets. All depends, to me, on what the camera is capable of, to an extent. Would it be better to spend 1500 or so on the Sony RX10iv or could I spend a little more, maybe additional 1000 or so and get a much better camera for my needs? Thank you for all the time you took with the various links. I will check them out.

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