Am I crazy? A u4/3 safari in Africa?

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Kwick1 Contributing Member • Posts: 827
Am I crazy? A u4/3 safari in Africa?

I'm primarily a film shooter, but also use u 4/3 and love the quality I can get. I'll be going to Africa in November, and as crazy as it sounds, rather than take a big DSLR kit, I'm considering something radical.

Here's the kit I'm considering. I'll be in Africa for almost a month, game drives, lodges, towns and landscapes. Namibia (desert, 2 weeks), Zambia (Victoria Falls 2 days) and Botswana (delta/jungle 3 days).


Panasonic G1 (wildlife, etc)
Panasonic GF-1 (pocketable for around town/camp)
Panny 20mm 1.7 (portraits, pocket lens)
Panny 14-54 IS (general)
Panny 45-200 IS (wildlife)
Panny 7-14 (landscapes)

Medium format film

Two Mamiya 6 rangefinder bodies (6x6) one loaded with color, one with B&W. Use primarily for landscapes
50mm lens (wide angle)
75mm lens (normal)
and my Holga (you'll understand if you look at my site)

All of that, everything, is only 6.9 lbs total and extremely compact. (that doesn't count film, cards and some filters)




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