Backup camera for Africa

Started Apr 12, 2013 | Discussions thread
Christoph Stephan
Veteran MemberPosts: 3,690Gear list
Like?
Re: Backup camera for Africa
In reply to Harry Behret, Apr 13, 2013

Harry Behret wrote:

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.

if you confine you interest to mammals and even then 1.6 x (APSC) crop + the 400 mm were barely sufficient. This shot taken in Etosha, Namibia, is already heavily cropped to a point it can only be sold in postcard size on redbubble.com:

Leopard leaping

For every bird picture, I needed the full reach of my 100-400mm on my crop camera, and even then, I had to digitally crop the pictures:

I love you so much!

It may be different with the new D600 and D800 as its enormous 36MP afford much more digital cropping than my humble 8 MP and now 10MP DX equivalents, but even with the 20MP Canon full frame EOS 6D you are left with 8 MPP if you crop to the equivalent size of DX.

 Christoph Stephan's gear list:Christoph Stephan's gear list
Canon EOS 20D Canon EOS 40D Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS Tamron AF 28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di VC LD Aspherical (IF) Macro +1 more
Reply   Reply with quote   Complain
Post (hide subjects)Posted by
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark post MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow