"it's the photographer and not the camera that create the photo"
Yes it is true, but wildlife photography has very unique equipment needs. Wildlife photographers spend hours waiting for the right moment ! You need a right gear and you must be prepared for that moment ! You also need much more outdoor equipment as a wildlife photographer ! You need a lot of camouflage clothing, hide tent, floating hide, high alpine equipment, gear for extreme cold conditions and also navigation gear ! You don't need the latest and the most expensive gear, but it must be good for your needs ! Wildlife Photography is the main focus and I always try using the equipment that works best for me. I am not locked to a newest stuff , but instead I simply use what I find best for the job. Telephoto Lenses are a must for Wildlife Photography and how long depends on how close you can get and on the size of your subject. I made most of Bear pictures with a 300mm, but that’s because they are big and close. For Birds you need really long lenses, also for animals that are very shy. For these, I use a 500mm, sometimes even with 1.4x Teleconverter, but this lens is big, heavy and not a lot of fun to carry around. Long Telephoto lenses need good support. When hiking or otherwise traveling on foot, a sturdy tripod is the norm. It’s not a great problem when shooting from a hide, but if I’m hiking in the mountains sometimes i use a teleconverter on the 300mm lens. So here is some of my gear, that i use for my work !
CAMERAS & LENSES
SPECIAL EQUIPMENT FOR WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY