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How to choose the right digital Slr Camera and lens

The choice of the best Digital Slr for Nature Photography

It is true that no matter what computer you use – it's what you do with the camera that matters. However, there is no doubt that when you walk through a thick jungle in the middle of the center of America wants to pack light. Although the Nikon D2X is the prestige of being prime minister of Nikon "PRO" camera, you may not find it the best option for their work nature.

One of the first things you need to consider is how to use the images. Watch up the magazines you want to publish their work. E-"submission guidelines" and meet their minimum megapixel count. The same is true for securities agencies – surf around and decide what place he ultimately wants to sell their work. Many organizations have published their presentation guideliens on their websites. If you're more interested in learning and doing nature photography for his own pleasure, then by all means buy the less expensive models. Not There is nothing wrong with a camera that takes a 5 or 6 megapixels. You will still be able to fly up to poster size if you want a special print made.

Choosing the Right

Unfortunately, no one can say that buying lenses or "how to build the SLR system ideal for nature photography. "Once again, depends on the types of photos you want to drink, to their personal preferences and the market in which you want to sell their image.

The great advantage of the Nikon is that you can use older lenses your body. This allows much more freedom of choice and means that you can achieve higher goals truly amazing at surprisingly affordable prices.

I'll give you an example. One of my favorite lenses is a 300mm lens f4 manual focus first decade 1970. Nikon especially developed ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass to facilitate optical pricise color correction. This special glass (not available in all lenses Nikon) provides crisp, clear resolution required for excellent photographs. The other advantage (at least for me since I usually walk to find life wild) is that it weighs less and small packages.

Another example – the AF 50 mm 1.4). In reality it is 80 mm in the body. That means you have a first-80mm lens that can take pictures in dark settings. And because Nikon lenses have been perfecting their lenses of 50 mm from the start as a company (Nikon used to include 50 mm in all organs until well into the 1980s), is one of Nikon's best lenses. It's cheap, and 50 mm camera 35 mm is a kind of pooey. But 80mm on a digial camera is wonderful.

Enlargement – you can use to your advantage

For wildlife photographers in particular, the advantage of a shot with any Nikon Digital Camera these days is the magnification factor. Instead of creating a sensor of the same size as a frame of 35mm film, Nikon and other manufacturers of most digital Slr Cameras decided to create a sensor that is smaller than the standard 24x36mm frame of older models of cinema. Having a smaller sensor means that is not going to capture all the information on the left and right and up and the bottom of the frame. This may sound very bad … but there is no need to worry about what has not been captured because the viewfinder has been adjusted so that what you see is what optically is captured in the digital archive.

The result is that the camera multiplies the increase of all lenses. Nikon extension (depending on the camera that use) is about 1.5x. This means that a 300mm lens is increased to 450 mm. This is great news for nature photographers. The only drawback is wider-angle lenses (such as a 17mm wide angle becomes a not-as 25.5mm Wide Angle Lens. However, landscape photographers still have some options. I will reach a little.

Lenses – Pros and Cons

While I can not tell you the right to buy the lenses of your particualr needs … I can give some comments and impressions about the particular lens I'm using or have in the past.

Nikkor 10.5mm f2.8 Fisheye: I never thought a specialized lens would give me so much use. For more information, I wrote a small article about how to use a fisheye lens in nature photography athttp: / /

Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED-IF AF-S DX Zoom – This lens is good. I bought as a kit lens for a long time and served well for the wider range. I would like have saved 2.8 cents and bought that offered a wider range (as a 12 mm to 25 mm).

Tamron 17-35mm f2.8: This is a great lens, but, unfortunately, I bought it for a Film Camera and digital extension of my body means it is not so useful in my photo at this time. I am thinking of selling (along with my other wide angle) and the purchase of 2.8 which has a wider range so that you can do more with landscape photography.

AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D – This is the same I discussed earlier lens. It's small, has a low price, allows you to shoot in really dark situations and a 80mm on a digital camera. You do not really can go wrong.

Nikon Nikkor 80-200mm ED AF Zoom f2.8D – This is a fantastic lens is maintained at 2.8 does not matter if you're shooting 80 or 200 mm. Again, enlargement means that is actually a 300 mm zoom. Zooms are great because you can adjust the focus distance depending on where the subject is. Not so great of topics that are always far away (such as macaws seen here), but really awesome for wildlife such as deer docile. It also has a role Macro that works beautifully.

Nikkor 105mm f/2.8D AF Micro, Micro or 105 for short – This is probably the most widely used Nikon macro lens, probably because the lens can serve triple duty. First, is a Macro lens photography and lets you take pictures with a 1:1 reproduction ratio (in a body of 35 mm) which means that a 24 by 36 mm subject fill the entire frame. Secondly, the lens makes a very good general purpose short telephoto. Thirdly, it is also at least a reasonable portrait lens (albeit with an increase may be too much of a telephoto lens on a digital SLR). I love this lens for macro photography.

Nikkor 300mm f4 manual focus – while a "first" target not provide the flexibilty of a zoom … remains an ideal choice for the best results in their work. This is the same lens that I discussed above, and considering that only $ 350 is the light and the focus is so smooth, that is one of my favorite lenses. Never leave home without it.

Nikkor ED 600mm F5.6 manual focus glass – Once Moreover, I paid much less for this purpose (which is actually a strong 900mm on a digital camera and also has the famous Nikon ED glass!) because it is an older model and is the manual focus. I spent $ 1599 USD – but consider that a newer model would be at least $ 5,000 to $ 25,000, depending on the stop f. Some may argue that 5.6 is a little too close to an f stop, but I think the telephoto compression means that I do not want to take a 900mm subject to something larger than 5.6 (2.8 would make the approach too shallow at this time distance). Although … 2.8 to strengthen the subject is magic!

In the past, also I used the Sigma 70-300mm 3.5-5.6 and 3.5-5.6 Tamron 200-400mm and zooms both served well as affordable, while I was learning about photography. I have since sold to pay for the lenses I currently use.

Why I Love and manual focus Highly Recommended

I used to be terrified manual focus. In most autofocus lenses, the focus ring is small and difficult to use … There is something about a more simplicity that allows the camera only to make the approach work for you. I fear that it could not react quickly enough to the subject in motion and would not be so good as the autofocus of my camera. Now I see the errors of my ways.

For wild animals (or people) you want to make sure the main subject's eyes in perfect focus. You may not sell any image if the eyes are not focused. If you shoot a subject 10 feet away in 2.8 and autofocus use, the camera selects the nearest object to the camera (usually the nose, cheek or eyebrow … not the eye). A 2.8 aperture means that you have such depth of field soft eyes appear out of focus. The biggest (and most affordable) lenses manual focusing is focusing most beautiful rings you've ever seen. It seems much more easy to use manual focus on my 300mm f4 lens of the 1970s that my newest AF 80-200mm zoom (using auto focus). Unfortuately, I think the focus ring on the newest models pooey a little bit … but I wanted to do if I think that manual focus lenses in the early 1970 are the greatest things since sliced bread!

Rule of thumb for
fast Subjects

You may already have in note that the shutter speed must be at least equal to the length of your lens. For example, you need to take at least 1/300th of a second when using a lens of 300 mm or in hand never does look very blurry image. And no larger than 300 mm should be placed on a tripod (preferably one with a ball head for wildlife work.) With the extension, you may be able to continue with a throw of 300mm (450mm in digital one) hand … in 1/450th of a second or more …) in a bind … However, investing in a good ball head tripod actually improve performance if your goal is greater than 300 mm.

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