Backup camera for Africa

Started Apr 12, 2013 | Discussions thread
Harry Behret
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Re: Backup camera for Africa
In reply to mfouks, Apr 13, 2013

I have shot Africa 3 times (twice in Kenya). I have always used FF bodies and have rarely missed the extra "reach" of a DX body. You will usually shoot in the early morning and the late afternoon and will want the low light performance of a FF body.

Your use of the 70-200 2.8 will give you the reach of 140-400 at 5.6 so renting out the 80-400 would be redundant. I would rent out the 300 2.8 or the 200-400 f/4 for your 2nd body. The 200-400 with a 1.4 TC will give you some extra reach. I have used the 70-200 and the 200-400 on my trips with excellent results.

If weight is a major concern I saw two photographers get good results in good light with the Panasonic GH-3 and the 100-300 lens (200-600 mm) on my last trip to Kenya.

No matter what kit you take you will get incredible photo ops in Kenya and have a blast.

Harry

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