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Old April 26th, 2010, 03:54 AM   #1
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Hello, I wonder how can i filming a wild animal, for example wolf in the forest, what i need, which camera is better to choice, or which lens use, or what techniques i need for it. may be someone know a good article about it, i try but could not found.

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Old April 26th, 2010, 11:33 AM   #2
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There plenty of people on here who could give you lots of advice but you need to go to the
Under Water Overland Forum which is the one below this one

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Old April 27th, 2010, 12:17 PM   #3
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Several people here use the Canon XL2 and XLH1 for wildlife filming due to the interchangable lenses.
Basically you need a long zoom and a good tripod.
You might want to check out the UWOL forum and the videos from Per Johan and Geir Inge, to mention a few, to see what these cameras are good for.

I use the Canon XM2, but I find that I often wish I had more tele zoom for close up shots.
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Old June 26th, 2011, 06:34 AM   #4
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Thank you guys
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Old June 27th, 2011, 08:07 AM   #5
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Also consider what your gear weighs. There is a lot of hiking when it comes to nature subjects. I ended up with a Sony NX5 with a tele-extender because that amount of zoom was too heavy to carry otherwise.
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Old June 28th, 2011, 05:14 PM   #6
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Re: wild animal filming

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Hello, I wonder how can i filming a wild animal, for example wolf in the forest, what i need, which camera is better to choice, or which lens use, or what techniques i need for it. may be someone know a good article about it, i try but could not found.

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You mean like this?

Sony PWM EX3, stock lens, shot from farther away than it looks, but the HD footage held up amazingly when I pushed in on it during post production.
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Old September 20th, 2011, 03:47 PM   #7
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Nice video Charles!


I do mostly bears and use my 7D with an 800 mm lens.A good tripod is essential unless you can find a spot to use a beanbag. Graphite is your friend.
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