6 September 2019
Our attention was drawn to Daphne Wuenn’s vibrant and beautiful imagery when she tagged us on Instagram, having hired the Sony FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS along with Sony 1.4x and 2x teleconverters – giving her up to 800mm of reach! Daphne hired the extra glass in anticipation of a wildlife photography workshop she was attending in July, over to Daphne…
The workshop I attended is run by the Dorset Wildlife Trust with Paul Williams Photography. It is a course/workshop for all ability levels and you are photographing seabirds – such as terns, gulls and waders, also red squirrels (resident on the island) and other wildlife as available. As well as this we did a macro session – bugs, bees and dragonflies on Sunday; I used the Sony FE 100-400mm GM for it and got fantastic results! Also, as it was a 2 day course, we were able to be on the island when it was quiet and there were no day visitors around.
I recently swapped systems from Canon to Sony (Sony a7 III), and I needed a long lens for my wildlife photography on the island. As it is with a new lens, you need to get used to it and find its sweet spot and the best settings for the kind of shots you do. It took a couple of hours to get used to it and then I had the whole weekend to use it. It is indeed a very fine lens and I am considering actually buying one next year.
I researched different companies where I could hire a lens for my Sony camera and Hireacamera was the best and easiest option. I created an account, provided the paperwork and ordered the lens with the two converters. A member of staff phoned me, did all the checks and it went through without a problem.
Thank you, Daphne, for sharing your wonderful images with us. The detail you’ve captured is phenomenal and we’ say they’re worthy of gracing the pages of National Geographic!
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