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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.

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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

Nikon D7500

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

Nikon D3500

  • 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

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

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!

Why not take a peek at our best gifts for wildlife and bird photographers buying guide here. It’s packed with ideas for a gift to suit any budget, including a huge number of accessories perfect for the photographer in your life.


By Park Cameras on 17/04/2018

Events at Park Cameras

Throughout the year, Park Cameras hold and attend a range of events. For photographers currently stuck indoors, as opposed to our events that are traditionally held in store or on the road, we are currently working on a range of events that can be held in the comfort and safety of your own home. In these uncertain times, there’s never been a better time to get to grips with your camera, and hopefully we can help achieve this. Find out more