70-300VR or 200-400 for Galapagos

Started Feb 22, 2012 | Discussions thread
Dave Peters Senior Member • Posts: 1,520
Re: 70-300VR or 200-400 for Galapagos

As a Canon shooter, I am very envious of the Nikon 200-400 and personally I would be taking it. However I am one of the crazy people that lug around the 800mm there so really it depends on your priorities for your trip.

There are many oppertunities for a 300mm as much of the wiildlife is not afraid of humans. However you can't wander from the paths and sometimes its nice to be able to choose subjects a little further away.

If you take both, you can always choose for each island visit. On any cruise, you should be given a briefing each evening on the next days visits. You should get a morning and afternoon island visit.

You can see some of my galapagos photos on my website and lens details are included. My bodies are all full frame.

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