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African safari D800E backup: anything better than D610?

Started Feb 21, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Re: African safari D800E backup: anything better than D610?
In reply to Dean Baird, Feb 24, 2014

That "D800 is fragile" comment is just silly. If you drop any camera you risk damage. And you don't need to be a PhD to know that the force of impact will be greater the heavier the lens attached.

Diatribe aside, I just returned from Safari. I took a D800e with a 24-70 attached and a D7100 with a 80-400 attached. That covered my needs pretty well and was quite manageable to carry.

FYI, at one point we were 4 wheeling it on the Serengeti Plain when our driver slammed on the brakes to avoid a gully. Both cameras, which were sitting on the Land Cruiser's seats fell to the floor.  After my heart re-started, I was relieved to find absolutely no problems.

You can see my images from Tanzania here:


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