Hey NJ, I have recently taken some nature shots of silver tail monkeys from Borneo with a digital camera. I am a begginers photographer and was wondering what camera is the best to start with (for nature shoots?)
Hi. I can’t speak to “the best” camera as that is subjective. You want a camera that you are able to fully control manually and that takes interchangeable lenses. I started out with Canon’s Rebel (xTi) and was very happy. The lenses are very important so invest in good glass. I wish I understood this from the onset. A Canon L lens will hold it’s value and you can use it on different bodies as they change and you advance. Nature and wildlife are two different types of photography. Nature generally requires a wide angle lens, or macro. Wildlife requires a longer lenses. Birding generally requires a really long lens. Hope that helps.
I rarely, if ever, post news items but this has so upset me that I needed to share. The largest wild elephant in Africa, Satao, who lived in Kenya, has been slaughtered for his enormous and stunning tusks. Local authorities who had come to know this giant said he had begun to hide in the bushes more and more and they were convinced he knew his tusks made him a target. With so much slaughter going on in the region, I have no reason to doubt his intuition. Truly makes me sick.
My thoughts go out to the hardworking people in the Kenya Wildlife Service who have an unsurmountable challenge keeping the elephants safe. Thank-you for all you do in trying to keep them safe from the greedy humans who murder them.