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04-02-2015, 09:42 PM   #16
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You can stitch multiple photos together to get the wide landscape shots as a work around.

04-04-2015, 01:52 AM   #17
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I had the question myself even through I had more lenses already than you have.

My feeling is that a 200mm prime like DA*200 f/2.8 is big/bulky and start to be very long. Many things will be difficult to frame with it. So for landscape general purpose, walking light, really 135mm is better.

If you think you need great quality, then a 135mm prime would be perfect: you can have it small/light and get really nice pictures. Myself I decided for an used F135. As you don't see to have any wideangle, you might want something in the 15-24mm range too.

Another option is the zoom way, get a 18-135. It is also cheap, not great quality, but good enough if you don't shoot in low light or want too much bokeh. It is small, very well build and cover everything from wide angle (18mm) to already long tele (135mm). This one zoom would allow you to frame very different things.

As for birds or squirels, you must understand that if the squirel goes nearby any lense would do. For big birds or intrepid birds that are accustomed to human presence (pelicans, seagulls, pigeons...) it will be easy to just go near enough with any lense. The worst is by far shy small birds. That's a common practice through to try to shoots them. Maybe the photographers like the challenge?

If you are serious about taling birds shoots, it will require lot of time to learn way to go near the bird, put food they would like to eat, create a place where you can hide and lot of money to get the gear that has enough reach and enough light gathering capabilities to get interresting images out of it. You'll spend thousands $ and have very heavy/big/expensive gear. It is more 300-500mm you need than 135 or 200. I get the impression that if you still want to keep reasonable weight/size/price a bridge camera with very long zoom would be more interresting to start then.
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