Hi, currently expanding my photography exploration/learning curve to shoot nature. I owe a Tokina 300mm/F4 lens (Internal Focusing) and was inspired during the recent Singapore Dragon Boat Festival 2004 by the great tele-photo range of this lens. So decided to go into nature photography.
Have tried a Teleplus 2X teleconvertor on top of my 300mm lens to give a 600mm (or 900mm for my DSLR) reach though the image softens and the f stop increases by 2.
It's been frustrating though with above setup I still find my targets (birds, lizards, roving animals) to be too small for overall composition consideration. Currently considering either prime or Sigma 50-500mm lens but in my opinion, 600mm is not enough so does it mean that I needed > 1000mm reach to venture into this area?
Wonder if nature photographers here can give me (newbie) tips on the area of nature photography and what lens to recommend (is my current lens+setup good enough)? Any interesting sidetrackings (but still relevant to nature photography) is definitely welcome here and expand the knowledges of those interested in this realm of photography.