Lenses and Lens Accessories
The correct choice of the lens used in wildlife photography is as important as the camera, if not more so. You should look for a lens with a low aperture and a long focal length.
NIKKOR Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 S, our latest addition. We experienced issues with reach using the NIKKOR 70-200mm in most park settings around Montreal, so we were in search of a lens with a longer reach. Video recordings with the NIKKOR 100-400mm and TC2.0 will result in a final focal length of 400mm x 2 x 1.5 = 1200mm, with a minimum aperture of f/13. This is more than sufficient for daytime recording with the camera/lens mounted on a tripod.
NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 is a fantastic lens. It served us well while taking photos and video recordings of whales: Whale Watching with Nikon Z6. We use the Z Teleconverter TC2.0 to extend the reach for small birds and frog recordings. We sold this lens because the new NIKKOR Z 100-400mm overlapped in focal length with this one.
NIKKOR Z MC 105mm f/2.8G is our macro lens used for flower photography and for macro video recordings. Works fine for macro photography. In particular we like the large focus ring allowing easy switch to manual focusing when necessary which is most of the time.
NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/2.8 has been used temporarily for flower photography while waiting for the NIKKOR Z MC 105mm. With the long minimal focus distance not very useful for macro photography though. Now used for landscape photography.
We use neutral filters for all lenses to protect the front glass. Additionally, we employ a 2x Teleconverter to extend the reach of the NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 and NIKKOR Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 S.
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