Which Canon EF mount lens for wildlife photography?

1 year 5 months ago #692928 by Macon B
I'm going with EF because I have a EF adapter for my EOS R and I can of course use the lens on my 5D III.  But without having to spend $7000 on a 600mm lens, which lens would you go with that will cost under $3000 and would be good for shooting wildlife.  Again EF mount. 

Thank you for the help.

Macon


Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

,
1 year 5 months ago #692940 by garyrhook
Get one of the Tamron or Sigma 150-600 zooms, or comparable. They both make some good products.

Just watched a seminar yesterday where someone that does landscape photography for a living uses one of those. Much lighter to carry around, too.


Photo Comments

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

,
1 year 1 week ago #707174 by bpaton
A lot depends on what you are trying to photograph. I'm doing mostly bird photography with a full frame DSLR.  I bought a used 100-400 L (first version) with great results. I've gotten some really nice bird photos with that. I'm willing to walk a long way for a good shot, so something heavier would be a real challenge.  I often wish I had the extra length of a 600, but think I would be bothered by the weight.  From what I hear, the 100-400 L ii is a wonderful lens, so if budget permits I would look very carefully at that.  

If you're photographing grizzlies or tigers in the wild, ignore everything I said above and go with an 800 (and forget the budget you started with).  A lot of the bird photographers I encounter are using a Canon 600 L as a compromise in terms of weight and budget. 


Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

,

817.3K

241K

  • Facebook

    817,251 / Likes

  • Twitter

    241,000 / Followers

  • Google+

    1,620,816 / Followers

Latest Reviews

This Fujifilm X-Pro 2 vs X-Pro 3 comparison review explores the similarities and differences between these cameras so you can decide which best fits your needs.

Dec 13, 2021

The Nikon D3X is a 13-year-old high-end camera. The question is, does it still have what it takes to be a pro-level camera in 2021? The answer might surprise you.

Nov 19, 2021

The Canon EOS Rebel SL1 was the smallest DSLR on the market when it came out in 2013. Is it still a decent option for photographers in 2021? Let's find out!

Nov 04, 2021

The Nikon D4 is nearly a decade old, but despite its age, it still offers a lot of features and benefits for professional and amateur photographers alike.

Nov 03, 2021

Latest Articles

Not sure how to hang a photo? Use this quick beginner's guide to get some great tips for making your photos look great on your wall.

Jan 14, 2022

There are many types of cameras used for photography, from small point-and-shoot cameras to full frame professional mirrorless. Learn what type of camera might be best for you!

Jan 13, 2022

The RØDE VideoMic GO II is here, and it's packed with features that make it an ideal audio option for new, intermediate, and advanced videographers.

Jan 11, 2022

There are many different choices for the best camera for product photography. Consult this guide to learn about some of the very best options.

Jan 11, 2022

Do you need some quality Nikon camera gear but don't want to break the bank? Check out these inexpensive Nikon accessories!

Jan 11, 2022

Not sure what the camera lens hood purpose is? In this guide, we'll dive deep into all things camera lens hood so you understand why they are a good investment.

Jan 07, 2022

If you're not sure what optical lens stabilization is or what it does, consult this quick guide that also dives into camera-based image stabilization.

Jan 06, 2022

If you're a Canon shooter and want to start traveling, consult this list of the best Canon camera for travel before you hit the road.

Jan 05, 2022