Sony a1 and 200-600mm G lens Photographing Wolves

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  • Kevin Raber
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    Check out this NEW ARTICLE. Man, do I like this combo.

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    Greg Scott
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    Re: Sony a1 and 200-600mm G lens Photographing Wolves
    Reply #1 on: March 15, 2021 at 7:30 pm

    Thanks Kevin, great article and impressive images.  I had good luck with the Sony 200-600mm lens in India last year photographing tigers and leopards.  600mm just wasn’t enough reach for snow leopards.  I really appreciate the animal / eye focusing update on the A1.  The focusing results evident in your images are very encouraging.  Beautiful animals.

    Mark Crean
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    Re: Sony a1 and 200-600mm G lens Photographing Wolves
    Reply #2 on: March 16, 2021 at 4:25 am

    Many thanks for your article. Wonderful images. Wolves are among my faves.

    About three years ago I spent a day at a well-run wolf park in crowded ole England, of all places. Neighbours must have been able to hear eerie howling over their pints in the local pub. I found that the wolves were not too difficult to photograph compared to many animals that move quickly or lurk in vegetation, so I was able to put more concentration into light and composition. The park did have viewports in the fences and this made a big difference so I hope they introduce them in the park near you.

    I was using much more modest kit than yours but have still managed decent 45” x 30” prints off the files with a little help from Gigapixel. However, the quality from your camera and lens will be in a different class.

    The technology in modern cameras has come a long way in a short time. Eye-focus is clearly amazing. Touring with a knowledgeable guide with whom the animals are familiar makes all the difference too. Glad you had a fine time after all we’ve been through.

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    Louis Foubare
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    Re: Sony a1 and 200-600mm G lens Photographing Wolves
    Reply #3 on: March 16, 2021 at 9:28 am

    Kevin

    Enjoyed the article and found it VERY apropos in light of the Alaskan Iditarod race happening now.

    Jeremy Roussak
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    Re: Sony a1 and 200-600mm G lens Photographing Wolves
    Reply #4 on: March 16, 2021 at 2:52 pm

    Very interesting article, Kevin. Maybe it’s just as well I didn’t buy an A7Riv…

    Jeremy

    Jeremy Roussak
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    Re: Sony a1 and 200-600mm G lens Photographing Wolves
    Reply #5 on: March 17, 2021 at 9:28 am

    A wolf park in England, Mark? Where?

    Jeremy

    Mark Crean
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    Re: Sony a1 and 200-600mm G lens Photographing Wolves
    Reply #6 on: March 17, 2021 at 6:22 pm

    A wolf park in England, Mark? Where?

    Jeremy

    The UK Wolf Conservation Trust near Reading though checking their site it looks like they are no longer open, alas. A pity, since there can’t be many other places in the UK.

    https://ukwct.org.uk/

     

    Jeremy Roussak
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    Re: Sony a1 and 200-600mm G lens Photographing Wolves
    Reply #7 on: March 18, 2021 at 2:36 pm

    Interesting. Shame it’s shut. I’ll have to go somewhere more exotic than Reading. Can there be such a place?

    Jeremy

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