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Choosing a DSLR for Wildlife Photography

August 24, 2015

The digital camera technology has developed significantly over the years. The entire process has now become digital. I still remember the days when people had to wait for a couple of days before they could see the images they had taken.

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Film development is now digital and done instantly and involves nothing but simple transfer of data. You can view your images instantly on the camera itself in high quality. The limits of resolution that have been achieved recently are also phenomenal.

In this galore of options it has become important for the user to buy only what he needs. DSLR cameras can be multipurpose but some hobbies and tasks require special features. Wildlife photography is one such hobby. Any ordinary DSLR cannot be used for clicking photographs in the wild.

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First things first; choose a sturdy camera. Picking photographs in natural settings can be extremely rough. A lot of dust will be involved; risk of falls and scratches cannot be completely eliminated. Choose a camera that can endure long exposure to dust, water and other rough external agents. A DSLR camera with a long battery life and having a sturdy construction is the perfect companion of a wildlife photographer. The camera should also have a great grip to reduce chances of fall.

Remote Controlled DSLR Camera Platform for Wildlife Photography | Image Resource :

Always go for the lightest camera but at the same time do not compromise with roughness and sturdiness. A stabling tripod is also an important accessory that you would like to buy if you intend to venture into the hobby of wildlife photography. I cannot overemphasize the availability of a multipurpose lens in your DSLR camera. If you have to carry a number of lenses then your DSLR is not ideal for wildlife photography. You will not be able to change lenses when the perfect shot is in front of you.

The final things you want are a large number of shutter speed options to provide for different kinds if exposure, a strong flash and a good range of ISO settings. The ability to control the light and shade can be difference between a good picture and a perfect picture.


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