Reply
Go Back   TexasBowhunter.com Community Discussion Forums > Topics > Photography
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-15-2019, 03:10 PM   #1
rater1979
Four Point
 
rater1979's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Forestburg, TX
Hunt In: Forestburg, Sunset
Default 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?
rater1979 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-15-2019, 03:24 PM   #2
Jspradley
Ten Point
 
Jspradley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: League City, TX
Hunt In: Wherever I can
Default

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.
Jspradley is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-15-2019, 06:34 PM   #3
ATX Tyler
Eight Point
 
ATX Tyler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Austin
Hunt In: Central, TX
Default

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.
ATX Tyler is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-15-2019, 07:09 PM   #4
Pedernal
Pope & Young
 
Pedernal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Del Rio
Hunt In: Amistad
Default

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.
Pedernal is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-16-2019, 01:01 AM   #5
Fractoggen
Nubbin' Buck
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Default

Great information shared with us most persons find a fabulous place where they spend their time with joy, but that place info get them holiday going to be ended.
Fractoggen is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-16-2019, 06:54 AM   #6
sommerray
Nubbin' Buck
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Default

Even a simple setup can cost you over $1k. It's not about the camera but the lens. They are **** expensive.
sommerray is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 07-17-2019, 10:35 AM   #7
txbassnaholic
Six Point
 
txbassnaholic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Magnolia Tx
Default

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...
txbassnaholic is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:39 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright 1999-2012, TexasBowhunter.com