I have an entomologist friend who wants to start planning an upgrade path from his Nikon D3200 (or something in the D3xxx series - I can't remember) to something more capable of photographing IIF (insect-in-flight) within the next 2-3 years. I know BIF, but I don't really know anything about IIF, not even the appropriate lens of choice - my macro lens is a manual focus.
- He is open to jumping to full-frame and Z. But, knowing that Z8/9 is completely out of his budget, is it wise to jump to Z? Or should he stay with DSLR?
- What would be the best type of lens to use for IIF? He already has 3 lenses that I think could be good candidates: AF-S Micro 105mm, AF-P 70-300mm, and AF-S 200-500. Sure, macro lenses give you a better reproduction ratio, but I don't know if their focus motor can keep up with a flying bee - I recall the Z 105mm does not have a fast motor either.
- Are there any channels/websites dedicated to IIF?