2018-04-17

Wildlife Photography - the Best Nikon Cameras and Lenses

We loved being able to test out the latest camera equipment at our Wildlife Day 2018 event at our Burgess Hill store. We took the opportunity to speak to the experts on hand to hear what kit they recommend for wildlife photography. Here’s Bruno giving us a run-through of the latest Nikon equipment.






Autofocus is key 

In the video above, Bruno touched on the benefits of the Nikon D850’s auto-focusing system for wildlife photography. Tracking a moving object can be incredibly difficult, and the more points of focus that the camera has, the greater the chance of locking on to the subject (and the right part of the subject). With 153 points of focus (and an incredible 99 cross-type AF points), this Nikon system is generally recognised as one of the best systems for wildlife photography.

A Common Buzzard snapped with the Nikon D850 & 300mm f/4 lens
A Common Buzzard snapped with the Nikon D850 & 300mm f/4 lens

Best Nikon camera and lenses for wildlife photography

We've highlighted some of Bruno's picks from the Nikon range. If budget is no problem there is of course the flagship Nikon D5 to consider. As the wording suggests, you can 'find out more' by clicking on the link for each item below.

Nikon D850

45MP allows cropping in post-production
High-end focusing system (153-point, 99 cross-type AF system) shared with flagship model

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Nikon D7500

8fps for continuous high speed shooting
20.9 megapixel DX format CMOS sensor gives quality, low noise results at high ISO

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Nikon D3400

Entry level DSLR – perfect for someone starting out
5fps in RAW format
Can be paired with the Nikon 70-300 f/4.5-6.3 for an affordable starter kit

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Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6 telephoto lens

Ideal focal range for wildlife photography
Nikon Silent Wave Motor (SWM) offers a fast and quiet autofocus

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We realise it's not always just about the fancy camera equipment (honest!) - we've compiled a blog on 11 essential accessories for wildlife photography - you may be surprised by what you find in there!