nature wildlife photography
People like to talk about gear. They like to do research, compare and look for the best on the market. I'm not the guy who believes that better gear will definitely take your photos to another level. However, I am not the guy who would neglect new and better technology either. I'm not the one who doesn't admit its great importance on the final image. Comfort that offers to photographers. After all, I switched to Sony and chose the best camera currently on the market. Without a doubt, I wanted and want to use their technology which will improve the quality of my photos. It will make my time spent outside more pleasant and in many ways will help me to capture moments that I was not able to.
I have Sony A1 camera for only a few months, but I have a strong feeling ... that Sony A1 will do me company for long time :).
I'll probably write something about my experience with Sony A1 soon.
Sony 200-600 is so far the best zoom for wildlife what you can get on Sony. Great build quallity and impressive sharpness and contrast. I kind of miss the contrast I can get from Prime lenses, but so far Im happy with result I get.
I wish Sony come with something like 500m f4.
Even though I primarily shoot at a longer distance, and therefore it is most important for me to have a capable telephoto lens, I also added shorter prime lenses.
Sony 85mm f1.8
Universal glass for both portrait and nature photography.
Sony 28mm f2
Mainly suitable for wide-angle shots of nature.
Leofoto Ranger LS-284C + FlexShooter, the most compact and lightest tripod I could find. Despite its small size and weight, it offers me sufficient stability and strength. Together with the light Flexshooter head, which essentially combines the properties of a gimbal and a ball head, the total weight is under 1.5 kg.
More information about Flexshooter on my blog.
Although the image stabilization on Sony A1 is almost perfect, holding the camera for a long time is quite uncomfortable. Gitzo GM2562T is a small monopod with great weight and minimal height. That is important to me. I like to be as low as possible to the ground when taking pictures.
The smallest and most compact form Leofot -LEOFOTO LS-223C.Very small, very light, and for me an important piece of equipment for shooting from the ground where there is not much space for a larger tripod. Either in more difficult and cramped terrain or when taking photos from the ground in a photo hide.
Monarch 5 from Nikon is quite a large and heavy binocular. Actually quite expensive :) I must say. But offers great image quality and brightness.
I use trail cameras quite often to monitor animal activity and locations. I use Technaxx Wild Cam TX-117 trail camera. It is well priced, small, light, and batteries last a really long time even when taking time-lapses.
I wrote a little article for my blog.
HIKMICRO LYNX FOR LH25
What is it good for is probably best explained in this video by Espen Helland.
Link to the video