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You love your point & shoot digital camera but now you yearn for something more. A camera that offers more versatility and interchangeable lenses. A camera that lets you get closer to wildlife than the zoom on your small digital.
Perhaps you want to shoot birds — with a camera, not a gun.
Be forewarned, if you want to get into photographing wildlife, especially birds, you must have have a LONG lens. The very minimum focal length would be a 300mm with a 1.4x tele converter. I have used that with some success in photographing birds.
When I was first starting out as a photographer I was on a nice drive with the ex and children. I really wanted to photograph the great blue herons we saw in the fields outside Davis, Calif. But every time we got even a little close to the birds they would hop/fly off just out of range of my wimpy 200mm lens. Read more »