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Jerry GowinsMemberJanuary 10, 2018 at 10:34 pmPost count: 20
I’m doing an article on Surewood Shafts right now. Having spent a couple of days in the field with them and a day in the shop (as well as knowing them all personally), I can tell you that the whole process is a labor of love (they’re not getting rich by any stretch of the imagination), and their highest priority is great quality shafting.Jerry GowinsMemberJanuary 10, 2018 at 5:30 pmPost count: 20Jerry GowinsMemberNovember 27, 2017 at 7:19 pmPost count: 20Jerry GowinsMemberJune 26, 2016 at 9:54 pmPost count: 20Jerry GowinsMemberJanuary 2, 2010 at 10:35 pmPost count: 20
I literally mean a coke bottle as far as sharpness goes. 😆
Wildlife, eh? A “crop” sensor body would be a good choice (most DSLR’s are) with the 70-300mm IS lens mentioned previously. That will give you roughly a 420-450mm film equivalent, depending on what body you buy. If you go with Canon, buy the new version of the lens. The first generation 70-300 IS is also a coke bottle, but the new one is pretty good. Now here’s the deal as far as wildlife goes; most wildlife photography is done in parks, preserves & refuges where the animals are used to people.
Wildlife photography is an intensely competitive field. I know. Unfortunately we have to compete with the folks who can afford the extreme telephoto lenses. That just means we have to be a little more creative. 😀Jerry GowinsMemberJanuary 2, 2010 at 8:17 pmPost count: 20Jerry GowinsMemberJanuary 2, 2010 at 1:40 amPost count: 20
I guess it depends on what you want to accomplish. Are you going hunting or photographing? What types of images do you hope to capture? What is the end product going to be used for?
So far, all my TBM cover shots were taken with SLR’s, both film & digital. However, the image quality of some compacts is so good that I no longer carry my DSLR in the field when hunting. That’s just too much weight & bulk in my pack. Case in point – last year I hunted deer in Ohio. My Canon 40D & 24-105mm lens in my pack, & my Canon compact in my vest pocket. Guess which one had 95% of the images on it? This year, my DSLR stayed home in Oregon and I took only my Canon G11. And I took it with 100% confidence that it would get me what I wanted.
All that said, when going out to photograph nature I use my DSLR’s all the way. So read the first paragraph again and ask yourself those questions. You may just save yourself a lot of money and weight in your hunting pack.
Jerry GowinsJerry GowinsMemberDecember 31, 2009 at 2:21 amPost count: 20Jerry GowinsMemberDecember 29, 2009 at 1:31 amPost count: 20Jerry GowinsMemberDecember 24, 2009 at 5:27 amPost count: 20Jerry GowinsMemberDecember 24, 2009 at 4:07 amPost count: 20
At 55 they’re certainly a thing of my past! 😀
I’m shooting 49# these days for deer with confidence. I’m going to have to move up a couple of pounds to be legal for elk here in Oregon (50# min), but have no doubt it’s enough for elk with proper shot placement at reasonable distances. I’m shooting the lighter weights more accurately, too!
Jerry GowinsJerry GowinsMemberNovember 21, 2009 at 2:52 amPost count: 20Jerry GowinsMemberNovember 17, 2009 at 2:39 amPost count: 20
“On a closely related topic, I can’t imagine how bowhunters in the Pacific NW manage to get the job done and have a good time doing it, with so much rain and the jungly vegetation that goes with it.”
Here in Oregon, I use a “Dawg Ware” side quiver that protects the fletching from rain, like this quiver HERE as well as the powdered stuff on the feathers.
Jerry GowinsJerry GowinsMemberNovember 17, 2009 at 2:20 amPost count: 20in reply to: ABS Maasai single bevel broadhead give away Winner #64123
Please count me in for the drawing. Those things look wicked!!
Thanks for doing this!!