The best lens for bird photography
by Jari Peltomäki
I´ve been quite often asked what is the best lens for bird photography and if one should buy a zoom lens or fixed lens. Althought I use quite often also zoom lenses for my photography, please find enclosed my opinion about zoom lenses:
I think that most fixed lenght lenses produces sharper images than any zoom lenses. However, zoom lenses have other advantages. E.g. with zoom it is very handy to get different compositions without needing to put on teleconverters, like you need to do with fixed tele lenses! However, nowadays with digital photography and new sensors with enough pixels, one can crop images quite a lot afterwards and that way get the ”zooming effect” to images!
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