Join for FREE
It only takes a minute!
Discover the ZEISS Digital Nature Hub

Welcome to BirdForum.
BirdForum is the net's largest birding community, dedicated to wild birds and birding, and is absolutely FREE! You are most welcome to register for an account, which allows you to take part in lively discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.

Which setup to take??

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread
Old Wednesday 5th August 2020, 11:41   #1
canonman77
Registered User
 
canonman77's Avatar

 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Rotherham, South Yorkshire
Posts: 1,503
Which setup to take??

Hello guys, Iím making a trip to bempton cliffs/flambrough cliffs this Friday, itís been a while & just wondering which lens setup would benefit me. Is is the 7d mk2 + 100-400 mk2 or canon 300 f2.8 + 7d mk1 + 2x extender mk2. Donít get me wrong itís a nice dilemma to have, kind of bittersweet. Iím mainly wanting BIF pics. Iíll probably end up taking both, but would appreciate some feedback on what other people used & was it enough.

Thanks
Sean
__________________
ďWhy so serious, letís put a smile on that faceĒ
canonman77 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Wednesday 5th August 2020, 16:06   #2
dragnil
Registered User
 
dragnil's Avatar

 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Lincs UK
Posts: 315
Well, we all have different ideas on this but for me the weight of the outfit is a major influence. I use black lenses so I'm unsure of the weight of yours but I've had good results at Bempton by taking both as you're suggesting. I love my 200-400 + 1.4TC but I can no longer swing it around and hold the birds steady in view - so that one goes on a tripod. That said Nikon released a lightweight 500mm and this has made by BIF shooting so much easier (I said easier, not better!), so I can hand hold with this lens. I suppose I'm saying take both and try on the spot for which works best.
It's not always the longest that beats the others, on the Farnes I found my 70-200 produced the goods and the big heavy zoom sat on the grass because the birds were flying so close.
Good luck, it's a great venue at this time of year and Staple Neuk (?) was a good spot for me last time.
__________________
Conservation: www.lipu-uk.org
Fun: www.dragnil.co.uk
dragnil is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old Thursday 6th August 2020, 08:15   #3
canonman77
Registered User
 
canonman77's Avatar

 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Rotherham, South Yorkshire
Posts: 1,503
Hi dragnil, thanks for your message, I was leaning towards taking both, It’s been a while since I last did bird photography & I used to be able to handhold the 300 f2.8 + 2x extender with ease but after nearly 8yrs on ive struggled, but that might improve if I use it more regularly. Thanks for your advice, hope weather holds out for me, at moment it’s looking like a good day.

Sean
__________________
ďWhy so serious, letís put a smile on that faceĒ
canonman77 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Advertisement
Reply


Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Best setup? hr21 Binoculars 8 Friday 10th November 2017 20:28
How to setup H4N kral0001 Bird Sounds Recording Eqpt & Discussion 3 Tuesday 28th October 2014 16:03
New guy with new setup, how did I do? yakyakgoose Cameras And Photography 2 Wednesday 12th March 2014 12:23
what setup kurakura Photography using 'Astro' telescopes 31 Tuesday 7th January 2014 19:56
Help me get setup please! goatboys69 Digiscoping cameras 6 Friday 2nd January 2004 21:13

{googleads}

Fatbirder's Top 1000 Birding Websites

Help support BirdForum

Page generated in 0.09193802 seconds with 15 queries
All times are GMT. The time now is 15:33.