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mkbee1 Silver Member  West Valley, US  Nikonian since 26th Nov 2012 Fri 18-Jan-13 05:21 PM
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#2. "RE: What is your primary body for wildlife photography?"
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Fri 18-Jan-13 05:51 PM by mkbee1


My primary body is in pretty good shape for its age...73 years old, abut 6 feet tall, 215 pounds, (down from 250 just a few short years ago)and wears bifocals. Ohhhh, woops...you meant CAMERA body?

In my never-humble opinion, ANY of the Nikon digital bodies produced in the last dozen or more years will do excellently for wildlife photography. Some have fewer bells and whistles than others, but all you need for exellent photography of any kind is there!

Now...lenses...that is where it all comes down to.

Let me make a rather sweeping statement. ANY Nikon lens, unless it has had the merrie Aitch beat out of it, will be excellent for wildlife, (Parties or the kind with a leg at each corner!) with the nod given to telephotos. The "consumer" 200 mms will do much more than most folks give them credit for. F/2.8 is not irrelevant, but with adjustable ISO, F3.5-4.5 is not much of a handicap,if any at all!

Newer features just make it more convenient to use. I met a guy at Yellowstone Park, who was the photographer of a pro football team for 10-15 years,and he was using his old 400 mm (F/4.5?) manual-focus lens on some flavor of DSLR body.

Would I love to own one of the "big guns",like the 300mm F/4, 70-200 f/2.8, or the new f/4 version? O MY Yes! But, my 20-year old 70-210 AF did marvelously well until I got the 70-300VR, which also does beautifully.

Funniest thing...I find that I use it at 200mm or less most of the time...hmmmm...maybe a lesson in there, somewhere, if I could only figure out what it is.

It is a Fine and Pleasant Madness

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A topic tagged as a poll/surveyWhat is your primary body for wildlife photography? [View all] , Jim Pearce Silver Member, Fri 18-Jan-13 02:26 AM
 
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Reply message RE: What is your primary body for wildlife photography? massulo Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014
18th Jan 2013
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Reply message RE: What is your primary body for wildlife photography? mkbee1 Silver Member
18th Jan 2013
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Reply message Hmm...sounds like the superb 400mm f3.5 to me... Jim Pearce Silver Member
19th Jan 2013
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Reply message RE: What is your primary body for wildlife photography? NatureDon Silver Member
18th Jan 2013
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Reply message RE: What is your primary body for wildlife photography? Gene Duprey
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Reply message RE: What is your primary body for wildlife photography? danshep Silver Member
19th Jan 2013
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Reply message RE: What is your primary body for wildlife photography? slopoki1 Silver Member Laureate Ribbon awarded for winning in the Best of Nikonians 2013 images Photo Contest
20th Jan 2013
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Reply message RE: What is your primary body for wildlife photography? treadwl Silver Member
20th Jan 2013
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     Reply message Rick, Larry... Jim Pearce Silver Member
22nd Jan 2013
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          Reply message Nikon body for birds/wildlife Sula440
22nd Jan 2013
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Reply message RE: What is your primary body for wildlife photography? cchoc Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge and high level skills in various areas, most notably in Landscape Photography
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Reply message RE: What is your primary body for wildlife photography? nutcracker Gold Member
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     Reply message Yeah, only 6 choices... Jim Pearce Silver Member
23rd Jan 2013
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     Reply message RE: What is your primary body for wildlife photography? KnightPhoto Gold Member
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          Reply message Choosing between speed and reach sucks! Jim Pearce Silver Member
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          Reply message E: What is your primary body for wildlife photography? NatureDon Silver Member
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               Reply message RE: E: What is your primary body for wildlife photograp... Brian_S
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Reply message RE: What is your primary body for wildlife photography? ericbowles Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge and high level skills in various areas, especially Landscape and Wildlife Photoghraphy Writer Ribbon awarded for for his article contributions to the community
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Reply message RE: What is your primary body for wildlife photography? Jim Pearce Silver Member
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