Take D700 or D3s to Africa?

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Take D700 or D3s to Africa?
Sep 26, 2010

Hi

In a very short time from now, I will be off to Uganda for a two weeks trip.

As I bought these D700 and D3s, I said to myself, they are too heavy, I stay with my Pentax equipment for travel photography, I will use these D700 and D3s only for event where a fast AF or high ISO performance is needed.

But the trip in Uganda includes a hike in the Bwindi National Parc to hopefully see the last mountain gorillas. The dense rain forest will probably require to shoot in high ISO, so either D700 or D3s with AFS 70-200/2.8 VR2 will be a good addition to my usual Pentax "travel" kit.

Is there any preference to take a D700 over a D3s? From the weight, it would be the D700, from the weather sealing the D3s would be the better choice...

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