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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?
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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!
Make sure you take some seasick pills with you!
I agree, between 200 and 300 will be ideal for the eagles.
Take 2 bodies with different lenses. The one you want will always be 'the other one'.
Well hopefully I will have a EF 70-300 L IS lens by then so that may be the answer.
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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