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rater1979 07-15-2019 04:10 PM

Camera suggestion for wildlife
Ive been seeing some nice bachelor groups of bucks in the evening while checking cattle & am interested in suggestions for beginner setups. Is it possible to get some decent photos with animals 200 yards out and stay below $1k with used equipment? Any brick & mortar stores in the DFW area that you would suggest?

Jspradley 07-15-2019 04:24 PM

1k is a tough budget for a wildlife camera but it can be done if you have a little more flexibility about that.

A used Tamron 150-600 G1 should run you around $6-700, a used Canon 5DMkIII or one of their APS-C sensor bodies (which will give you a 225-900mm equivalent with a 150-600) would be a good option and keep you fairly close to $1000

You're gonna want to get closer than 200 yards with any lens to fill the frame though.

ATX Tyler 07-15-2019 07:34 PM

Tough to get anything really good at 200+ yards with any lens other than something that is very expensive. That said, for that price range and shooting wildlife, I'd maybe try to find a Canon 7D or 7D mark II used, and then pair it with either a 100-400 lens or a 150-600 from either Tamron or Sigma.

Pedernal 07-15-2019 08:09 PM

Not professional quality but you can get some decent to very good pics with a Nikon coolpix p900... I purchased one a couple of years ago and it has done great for my needs. I got mine at a Best Buy and was able to demo it prior to purchasing it.

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sommerray 07-16-2019 07:54 AM

Even a simple setup can cost you over $1k. It's not about the camera but the lens. They are **** expensive.

txbassnaholic 07-17-2019 11:35 AM

I have the Canon 7d mark iii with the tamrom 150-600. it does good, but you could add a doubler, but would need a lot of light to make it work...

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