Steady your camera for tracking and photographing fast-moving subjects
Wildlife photographers who use telephoto lenses to capture exciting, razor-sharp images while maintaining a respectful distance from the subject need a stable shooting platform. However, tracking subjects in the field and reacting quickly to animal behavior isn’t easy if your stable platform is a tripod. An image-stabilization or vibration-reduction lens is an alternative for wildlife and action photography, but a budget-conscious photographer might consider a shoulder-mount or "gun-stock" unit.

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