Safari lens

Started Feb 24, 2013 | Questions thread
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Re: Rent a lens.
In reply to Mssimo, Feb 26, 2013

Onlyfairways, on another forum I am oldgolferguy.

The info on here is outstanding, thanks to all of you.

I will try to answer most of your suggestions.
I will be on Safari for 12 days in Botswana, 3 Kwando camps and Vic Falls, 70 200 should be enough here but I'll have a TC if needed plus a wide. Yes, we will be in 9 passenger vechiles so a tripod  will not work, but a monopod straped to the seat frames might.

Next to Tanzania, this is the place for the extra reach. Renting to me is not an option. To rent for 5  weeks is about 40% of buying a lens (1 week to learn,4 weeks on the trip).So here I am leaning towards Sigma 50 500, Nikon 80 400, Sigma 120 300 (if I can find a used one). If I buy new I should be able to sell after the trip for no more than 20% of cost

From there we go to Zanzibar for 4 days. The baggage limits from the Sereneti to Zanzibar are 23 lbs. for all your gear, so weight is a factor.

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