Safari: Buy a new camera or 14-140mm

Started Feb 10, 2013 | Questions thread
Kim Letkeman
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Re: Safari: Buy a new camera or 14-140mm
In reply to C Sean, Feb 12, 2013

C Sean wrote:

At the moment an African Safari is on the cards and I would love to go back there.
I got two MFT bodies and the safari trips requires three of my lenses. The reason is the animals can get very close and it's too dusty to change lenses. The only way around it is to buy a new body or buy Panasonic 14-140mm.

So my options are

G3 + 100-300 and GF2 + 14-140

or

G7 + 100-300, G3 + 45-150 and GF2 + 14-42

I will bring aditional lenses for walk arounds like a low light lens and a macro lens.

What do you think the best option?

I bought the 14-140 for travel and the 100-300 for wildlife. I really like both lenses. I would travel with the G5 with 100-300 and probably the GH2 with the 14-140. That was always the intent. If I have room in the bag, I would add the GF3 with the Samyang 7.5 fisheye and the GX1 with the Oly 45 1.8 for low light.

If I am short of space, then it is the G5 and 14-140. Mine is wicked sharp and the range is just fine. On safari, I would miss the 100-300 so I would move mountains to get both lenses there.

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