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One of three vultures currently in my backyard. It's so eerie when they look right at you!

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Matt Cook I agree with David. If you are a hobbyist then look for a used Canon 70-200 f/4L USM IS and get a teleconverter to push the lens out to 400mm. You'll lose a stop or two, but if you are shooting daytime field sports, you'll be fine. 3 years ago
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Danielle Stearns Thank you both so much, this is very helpful! 3 years ago
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Dan Zimmerman Another thing to keep in mind if you really start getting into photography: Good glass will last a long time and will be worth the money you spend on it. Camera bodies are updated constantly...it seems like a new body comes out every 6 months. It... Show more 3 years ago
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David Payne Teleconverters are definitely an option, however be careful when choosing one. They do affect image quality and have other things to consider. For instance, a 1.4x teleconverter is the only one that I think can be used on a 70D with and f/4 lens... Show more 3 years ago
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Danielle Stearns Thank you for this great feedback! I did go ahead and buy the 70-300mm today as that is the one I can afford at the moment. I have been taking pictures with it all day and I really like it. Thank you for the advice! 3 years ago
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Hello, my name is Danielle and I have only recently entered into the world of photography. I have always loved photography, and my husband bought me my first Canon 70D for Christmas last year which I have become inseparable with ever since. I mostly have just photographed around my yard, etc. with the exception of having taken a few pictures at a friend's wedding and at a recent family reunion. I have not yet had the opportunity to photograph at an event like this, so I am very excited to... Show more