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Spotting at Nellis and Star Wars Canyon

Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:14 pm

Hi everyone,

I'm planning on visiting Nellis AFB for Red Flag 18-2 and Rainbow Canyon area. I'm not sure what focus length is suitable for these two places? The longest I have is 200mm, and I'm thinking about renting a lens.

Many thanks.
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Re: Spotting at Nellis and Star Wars Canyon

Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:50 am

For the Rainbow Canyon the 400 mm is minimal on the crop body. If you are going to rent 100-400 mm or 150-600 mm lens if you have full frame body you will be fine for both locations.
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Re: Spotting at Nellis and Star Wars Canyon

Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:49 am

Red Flag bare minimum would be 400mm. but I wouldn't go there without 500mm. Some birds cut short but a lot go long and then you need every mm from that 500.

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