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    barnowl
    barnowl  9697 forum posts
    23 Jan 2012 - 9:41 PM

    This may seem a daft question with an obvious answer but has anyone been on the mull charters boat Lady Jayne to photograph sea eagles? If so is a 300mm long enough or something longer required?

    Many thanks

    Gary

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    Rev2
    Rev2  4224 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
    23 Jan 2012 - 10:29 PM

    Sea Eagles have an eight foot wingspan and they come pretty close when the fish are thrown out. A 300mm lens should be adequate just hope for fine weather!

    scottishphototours

    Make sure you take some seasick pills with you!

    I agree, between 200 and 300 will be ideal for the eagles.

    MeanGreeny
    24 Jan 2012 - 2:50 PM

    Take 2 bodies with different lenses. The one you want will always be 'the other one'. Smile

    barnowl
    barnowl  9697 forum posts
    24 Jan 2012 - 3:31 PM

    Well hopefully I will have a EF 70-300 L IS lens by then so that may be the answer.

    John_Wannop
    John_Wannop e2 Member 955 forum postsJohn_Wannop vcard Wales
    24 Jan 2012 - 5:19 PM

    It deppends how close to the boat they come! I have been on that boat a few times and used a 500mm on a 1D and found it just about right but longer would have been a bonus.

    It was very windy when I went out and the sea was quite choppy and looking down a 500mm when trying not to fall over and avoid bumping into other people on board was quit a challenge in these circumstances the zoom might be a better choice!

    If I was to do it again I would have a zoom on one body and a 500/600 on another.

    The advantage of a longer lens for me was being able to pick up the bird further out I got some nice shots of the bird with the coast and hills in the back ground instead of just sky.





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