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I am a casual photographer at best. I have Canon Digital Rebel EOS XTI with a Sigma 18-200mm 1:3.5 - 6.3. A pair of owls moved in our area and I want to capture some nice photos. They stay about 200-250 feet away, and typically under low light conditions (around dinner time). I looked at a better lens and found they cost several thousand, out of my budget. So I used Corel photoshop to enhance the images I was able to get, but after magnification, the image quality drops off. So I thought a solution might be to upgrade the camera body from a 10mp body that I have to a 20+mp body. So, the first question, sound like a good way to go? Second, if that's a good idea, which camera body should I get?
Thanks for asking about the best Canon camera body/lens for photographing owls. Bird photography of any kind is challenging for two reasons, the size of the target and the typical distance they are away from you. Shooting at a time when the lighting is low makes it even harder.
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