Lighter Gear for BIF?

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TheBlackGrouse Veteran Member • Posts: 3,573
Re: Lighter Gear for BIF?

As a moving wildlife photographer, 10 hour hikes and cycling 150 km on my mountain bike, size and weight are extremely important.

The second best option with regard to image quality is my 7DII with 70-300 L. Two kg but I have a room full of backpacks, belt packs, chest packs, shoulder bags, slings so for every trip I can find something that works.

No problem when cycling fast on the road and off-road, my gear is in my backpack. No problem when hiking in difficult terrain. Running is possible. I have a Clik Elite Sport that's made for that. Can still be found on the internet. However, I don't run with my gear, where I live that makes no sense. May be different in other countries though.

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David Lumsden
David Lumsden Senior Member • Posts: 1,272
Re: Lighter Gear for BIF?

TheBlackGrouse wrote:

As a moving wildlife photographer,

Would that be a moving photographer of wildlife, or a photographer of moving wildlife? Both simultaneously would be a real challenge.

10 hour hikes and cycling 150 km on my mountain bike, size and weight are extremely important.

The second best option with regard to image quality is my 7DII with 70-300 L. Two kg but I have a room full of backpacks, belt packs, chest packs, shoulder bags, slings so for every trip I can find something that works.

No problem when cycling fast on the road and off-road, my gear is in my backpack. No problem when hiking in difficult terrain. Running is possible. I have a Clik Elite Sport that's made for that. Can still be found on the internet. However, I don't run with my gear, where I live that makes no sense. May be different in other countries though.

 David Lumsden's gear list:David Lumsden's gear list
Olympus Air Nikon Z50 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm F1.8G Nikon AF-S DX Micro-Nikkor 85mm f/3.5G ED VR Nikon AF-P 18-55mm F3.5-5.6G VR +7 more
Stefan BW Senior Member • Posts: 1,462
Re: Lighter Gear for BIF?
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David Lumsden wrote:

TheBlackGrouse wrote:

As a moving wildlife photographer,

Would that be a moving photographer of wildlife, or a photographer of moving wildlife? Both simultaneously would be a real challenge.

You are funny. Shooting swallows in flight means that you are in constant movement. When 500 migrating swallows surround you, try to stand still as a rock.

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Nikon 1 V2 Nikon 1 Nikkor VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6
David Lumsden
David Lumsden Senior Member • Posts: 1,272
Re: Lighter Gear for BIF?
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Stefan BW wrote:

David Lumsden wrote:

TheBlackGrouse wrote:

As a moving wildlife photographer,

Would that be a moving photographer of wildlife, or a photographer of moving wildlife? Both simultaneously would be a real challenge.

You are funny. Shooting swallows in flight means that you are in constant movement. When 500 migrating swallows surround you, try to stand still as a rock.

As I wrote; a real challenge.

 David Lumsden's gear list:David Lumsden's gear list
Olympus Air Nikon Z50 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm F1.8G Nikon AF-S DX Micro-Nikkor 85mm f/3.5G ED VR Nikon AF-P 18-55mm F3.5-5.6G VR +7 more
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