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sffranky

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sffranky Registered since 11th Dec 2012
Thu 13-Dec-12 07:56 PM

Hi there,
I want to get into wildlife photography. I have quite a bit of amature experience with film cameras. I started with my stepfather's Yashicamat, moved on to a Nikon FM, then to a Leica M6. I used the Leica for street photography and environmental portraits - using a 35mm 1.4 prime only. I finally zgave in to digital a few years ago and bought a Nikon D70. I purchased two lenses: the 17-55mm 2.8 and the 24-70mm 2.8 and then - for many reasons - walked away. I really didn't like the D70 much. It had problems that I never got around to fixing.

So now I'm about to retire and I love the birds & wildlife around my home in Northern California. I put up lots of bird feeders and I'd love to start taking some pictures again - especially of the hummingbirds.

Since I'm already invested in some nice Nikon glass, I figured I'd get a new Nikon digital body and a longer zoom - say in the 70-200 range. I'm very interested in producing large prints. So, what would you reccomend? What would be the best body/lens combo for hummingbird pictures?

Thanks,
Franky

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