- Pick the right lens for the perfect wildlife photography
Pick the right lens for the perfect wildlife photography
Wildlife photographs cannot be complete without that perfect lens. Every photographer needs to use the best lens in their camera to take pictures in various ways.
Pick The Right Lens For The Perfect Wildlife Photography Wildlife photographs cannot be complete without that perfect lens. Every photographer needs to use the best lens in their camera to take pictures in various ways. Which lens one chooses is based on many factors such as subject matter, distance of the subjects, and various lighting conditions? There are a number of companies that offer a selection of wide angle and telephoto lenses that give varied results. Saxen Van Coller suggests that picking the right lens can help in taking photography of the outdoor wildlife, from a distance or taking wide angle shots.
Here are some of her personal favorite lenses that she uses and have given her the desired results when photographing the untamed outdoors:Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS : This has an easy zoom lens and can take a variety of wide angle and portrait length shots. The lens image stabilizer helps to steady the camera and the construction of the lens glass element helps to minimize pictures distortion.
Canon EF 16-35 f/2.8L II : The high performance and water resistant lens has a cutting, edge to edge image quality and a past and quiet autofocus feature that is perfect for professionals and amateurs. The lens works great when shooting wide apertures giving an effect of natural background blur.
Canon EF- S 17- 55mm f/2.8 IS : This shallow field depth and a company designed faster EF-S zoom lens produces good image quality throughout its entire zoom range. It gives clear images with the image stabilizer technology that is perfect to capture a zoom shot of lion cubs playing in the summer sun.
Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye : Delivers 180 degree diagonal angle view images. Get perfect fisheye images of a Hornbill or a female cheetah and her cub. It comes with a full-time manual focusing and switch easily from autofocus to manual mode in no time.
While these are some of the lens that, Saxen Van Coller has worked with. She suggests when in the wildlife you have a very small time frame rather than running to various places its better to position yourself at one place and get to know the wild and capture stunning shots. For more, better shots use a telephoto lens as these are perfect to capture fast moving animals such as the impalas and gazelles who are pretty skittish and have greater flight distance making them all the more difficult to capture. When you are in the wild pay attention to big and small all animals to get really beautiful and interesting shots look around as you will be amazed at what you might discover.