Choosing a Lens for Wildlife Photography
Wide-Angle Lens – Wide-angle lenses are great for wildlife photos that need to show a great deal of the scene. This type of lens is ideal for dramatic landscapes, tight spaces, and close-range shots. It’s also useful for capturing animals in their natural environment.
Telephoto Lens – A telephoto lens is the go-to choice for most wildlife photographers due to its ability to zoom and capture great detail. A mid-telephoto lens around the range of 100-500mm is an incredibly versatile choice for capturing a range of wildlife shots, while for more distant images, you’ll need a longer lens with even higher magnification.
Macro Lens – Macro lenses are specifically designed to be able to take incredibly close up photos of small subjects. These lenses are great for capturing beautiful, detailed wildlife shots of small insects and animals. A good macro lens will be able to capture a whole new perspective on the wildlife around you.
Zoom Lens – A zoom lens allows you to adjust the focal length of your lens without changing lenses. This makes it ideal for shooting wildlife in changing conditions as it allows you to adjust instantly to capture the perfect shot. It also lets you take both wide-angle and telephoto shots without the need to switch lenses.