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Old Jul 28th 2009, 10:18 AM   #1
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  Apr 2009
  Annville, Pennsylvania

Cervid: Whitetail Deer
I have seen several nice clear photos on this thing and I was wandering what camera are you all using. Some appear to have nice telephoto optics as well as the crisp sharp image. I appriciate your feedback.
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Old Jul 28th 2009, 10:37 AM   #2
 
  Apr 2009
  Landisburg, PA
I am using the Canon Rebel xsi. Best camera and easy to use. Worth the money!
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Old Jul 28th 2009, 06:46 PM   #3
 
  Apr 2009
  Medford, Minnesota
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I am using the Canon Rebel xsi. Best camera and easy to use. Worth the money!


I just bought the Cannon Rebel Xs , a step down from yours. I was wondering if you have bought any extra lenses for it and if you have any recommendations for a mid range zoom lens.
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Old Jul 29th 2009, 05:57 AM   #4
 
  Apr 2009
  Landisburg, PA
Dave , I bought a 73-300 tamron lense and a 28-85 tamron lense for it. I never use the 28-85 but the 75-300 is a must. That is all i use no filters or anything like that is you have seen the pictures of Blue Mountain Whitetail's deer...Good Luck!
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Old Jul 29th 2009, 06:48 AM   #5
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  Apr 2009
  Annville, Pennsylvania

Cervid: Whitetail Deer
will that lense be go good lense for distant photos? and can you then zoom in on the computer program and keep it clear and sharp
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Old Jul 29th 2009, 01:30 PM   #6
 
  Apr 2009
  Landisburg, PA
Yes and yes! There should be a CD that has a program caled zoom browser on it. That will allow you to do whatever you need with the photo.
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Old Jul 29th 2009, 04:09 PM   #7
 
  Apr 2009
  Medford, Minnesota
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Dave , I bought a 73-300 tamron lense and a 28-85 tamron lense for it. I never use the 28-85 but the 75-300 is a must. That is all i use no filters or anything like that is you have seen the pictures of Blue Mountain Whitetail's deer...Good Luck!


Ok thanks, I will check out the tamron 75-300 lens. I haven't seen the pics. of the Blue Mountain Whitetails deer but I will try to find them to see what you are talking about.



Thanks Again...Dave
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Old Jul 30th 2009, 06:20 AM   #8
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  Apr 2009
  Annville, Pennsylvania

Cervid: Whitetail Deer
Thanks Drew for the advise, I checked into them, they are somewhat expensive but it sounds well worth the spend.
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Old Feb 13th 2010, 10:21 AM   #9
 
  Apr 2009
  Carrollton, MO
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Dave , I bought a 73-300 tamron lense and a 28-85 tamron lense for it. I never use the 28-85 but the 75-300 is a must. That is all i use no filters or anything like that is you have seen the pictures of Blue Mountain Whitetail's deer...Good Luck!


How far can you get a good picture with this camera and 73-300 lense? I found a kit with it all for around $850 but was hoping to find something a little cheaper...if anyone knows how far you can shoot with this let me know.
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Old Feb 13th 2010, 08:35 PM   #10
 
  Jan 2010
Canon Rebel is the way to go, with a 300 lense is even better
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Old Feb 13th 2010, 08:46 PM   #11
 
  Jan 2010
all pics taken with a 300 lens
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Old Feb 14th 2010, 04:14 AM   #12
 
  Jul 2009
  Indiana
We use a Nikon D-40 with a 55mm-300mm zoom lens. This is great. You just leave it in auto focus and go. It takes poster size photos so we have to shrink them to around 30% to fit them on the web. But when you e-mail someone a picture they can zoom in on a single point on the rack and it wont be blurry. I know that we got ours off of a nikon web site that sells refurbished cameras and lenses. They come with a waranty and packaged like new for way less money. I'm pretty sure we paid like 350.00 for the camera which came with a 18-55 lens, which the camera new is like 500.00, and the 18-55 lens is around 250.00 new. We paid around 300.00 for the 55-300 lens which is normally around 600.00. Refurbished is the way to go. We have had ours for over a year now and haven't had any issues with it yet.
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Old Feb 14th 2010, 05:40 AM   #13
 
  Apr 2009
  Medford, Minnesota
I also love the Cannon Rebel I bought and I got the 70-300mm lens. At first I bought what they call the kit lens, it was the 75-300 lens and I wasn't happy with the quality of pics so I tried the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM lens and it really complemented the camera well. I felt like I had a nice lens to go with a nice camera. The kit lens is about 200.00 VS 600.00 for the 70-300mm. but it was night and day difference for me. Here is a pic. of this lens and a link if you want to check it out.



http://www.kenrockwell.com/canon/lenses/70-300mm-is.htm
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Old Feb 14th 2010, 03:42 PM   #14
 
  Apr 2009
  Carrollton, MO
Thanks for all the information. Weber, those are AWESOME pictures! Can you guesitmate about how far you were from the deer when you shot these? The longest shot I could possibly have at my place is about 80 yards, but not likely that I would have to be that far away to snap most shots. I'm going to have to get one of these cameras before July when I get camera happy!
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Old Feb 14th 2010, 05:36 PM   #15
 
  Apr 2009
  Tobin Lake, Saskatchewan
Anyone going to NADEFA there is a photography session by John Erickson who spent some time at our farm and others last summer and fall. John knows his stuff and takes some great pictures
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