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Yellowstone in January


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I am visiting the Park for the first time in late January. Will the SL with 24-90 and the 90-280mm be adequate or do I need something longer?

I have a Nikon D4s plus the f4.0 200-400mm but the size and weight are a killer and I'm definitely not as young as I used to be. I very much want to come back with some great images.

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errrrr...... standing around with a 400mm lens on a tripod in january in Yellowstone ....... 

 

I would have thought big manual lenses and too much gear was a recipe for frostbite ...... or worse ....

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From less frigid experience: 280 mm should suffice for wildlife photography most of the time, provided your bushcraft is sufficient to be able to approach the animals without disturbing them.

Longer focal lengths are mainly for bird photography.

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in reply to thighslapper, those were my feelings exactly which is why I asked about the 90-280mm. Plus with the Nikon zoom I would need a sturdy tripod( more weight). I have read that if you see wolves they are usually at longer distances which prompted my consideration of the Nikon gear.

Thanks for your suggestion Becker but I am over invested in Leica and Nikon, I will stick with it.

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