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Eos rebel t7 good for wildlife?

Africatravel
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Looking for a budget camera for wildlife photography. I am an amateur. Is the Rebel T7 good? Thanks

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Waddizzle
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Honestly, the Rebel T7 is an absolute beginner camera.  It would not be my first choice for wildlife or action photography.  Both of those areas of photography probably require a bit more than a minimum budget because they require the separate purchase of a super telephoto lens.

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Tintype_18
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I bought T7 for almost nine years ago. Yes, it is a basic camera but my budget doesn't allow one of the mirrorless cameras. I have used it for personal photography and published photos along with my writing. I did take the plunge last year and bought a Sigma 150-600mm lens. I downloaded the manual as a shortcut on my laptop. I browse through it with the camera on hand. When I first started with it, I took photos of a granddaughter's kindergarten graduation. Pictures came out yellowish; retired photographer took one look, "Adjust your white balance." The nice thing about DSLR is you don't waste film while learning. I'm still learning and feel we never stop learning.

John
Canon EOS T7; EF-S 18-55mm IS; EF 28-135mm IS; EF 75-300mm; Sigma 150-600mm DG

jrhoffman75
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@Africatravel wrote:

Looking for a budget camera for wildlife photography. I am an amateur. Is the Rebel T7 good? Thanks


“Wildlife” definition is very wide. 
Not the best choice for birds in flight.

On the other hand on an African safari trip most of the animals are sitting around so rapid subject tracking isn’t a requirement. A num of years ago my wife and I were on a safari trip. I had a 1D MkIIn and she had a Rebel T3. I would estimate greater than 80 percent of the time we got the same images. Cheetahs in chase and galloping giraffes were where the 1D captured and she couldn’t. What are your needs?

Most important for wildlife is a long lens. You will find some on the forum favor the Sigma 150-600 and others the Tamron. 

Determine your budget and go to the Canon refurb site. Get the highest level camera you can in your budget. 

John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X Mark III, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, Pixma TR8620a, LR Classic

ebiggs1
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" Is the Rebel T7 good?"

 

It is the best very basic beginner camera. However it can produce nice images with good lenses. Either one of the super zooms from Sigma and Tamron G2 will make a big difference. I prefer the Tamron although it is slightly more expensive. It is the better lens of that there is no question but the Siggy is very good too.  (You must get the G2 if you  go Tamron because there are two models with the G2 being the better one.)

Construction or build quality is not beyond very basic too. So some care will need to be taken with both camera and super zoom. As you go up in models and price better build is one thing that happens. I mention this as I assume you are wanting to go to Africa. Personally for me I would destroy a T7 and that is one reason I use 1 series. They can stand up to me! But my background is very deferent than yours.

The bottom line is all current DSLR and mirrorless cameras can make beautiful photos. The amount of features you get is the difference besides build. For me however growing up when a camera did nothing but click when you pressed the button I am not all that impressed with some of those features. I could go to Africa with a most basic camera and I would get most of the photos I wanted.

EB
EOS 1DX and 1D Mk IV and less lenses then before!

Tintype_18
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Adding: We have a local migration of sandhill cranes that stop over in  local refuge. I use my T7 and my wife uses her SX530 HS for flight photos. Both do a good job. In fact, one of her distant photos of 2020 showed a white spot in a tree. Blowing up the photo shows a bald eagle!

John
Canon EOS T7; EF-S 18-55mm IS; EF 28-135mm IS; EF 75-300mm; Sigma 150-600mm DG
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