Lenses - I need your help

Started Feb 14, 2012 | Discussions thread
fraserhadden
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Go for the 1.4 x converter
In reply to larrymull, Feb 14, 2012

I would argue that maximum achievable focal length is not the main concern.

You can't guarantee lighting and you may have to deal with animals at speed.Thus you need a reasonable maximum aperture to allow decent shutter-speed and ISO combination.

You haven't said where you're going, but open-top safari jeeps get pretty close in to the action. Although there will obviously be 'distance shots', I have a full head shot of a bull elephant at 169mm focal length and full-frame mating lions at 70mm, for example. See below.

I'd settle for the 1.4x converter.

Fraser

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