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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 5:04 pm 
i bought the sony a200 w/ 75/300 lens hopeing to get head shots of bear from at least a 100ft away. its not working lol, is it the lens or was i mistaking in thinking that was what a dslr and zoom lens would allow you do.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 5:27 pm 
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In what way is it not working?

At that range on maximum zoom, I'd estimate it might not be enough to get a really tight shot of the head only, but you should still be able to get a reasonable portrait type shot.

Canon DSLRs: 7D2, 7D1, 5D2, 1D, 600D, 450D full spectrum, 300D IR mod
Lenses: EF 35/2, 85/1.8, 135/2+SF, 70-300L, 100-400L, 100L, MP-E 65, EF-S 10-18, 15-85
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 8:29 pm 
300mm is a decent zoom, but at 100ft you should still get decent results with a subject as large as a bear. You could always get a bigger telephoto lens ;)

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 10:26 am 

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If you were looking for something like this:

Then distance is your problem. This pic. was taken in the zoo in Amsterdam with the 70-300 G.
If you can't get closer than 100 ft, a bigger telephoto lens is needed. Maybe the recently announced 500 f4 G is something for you ;)

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