Safari query (inexperienced photographer and SLR owner)

Started Jan 11, 2013 | Questions thread
HAbba Contributing Member • Posts: 528
Re: Safari query (inexperienced photographer and SLR owner)


I have done many safaris in India and Africa. Based on this experience, I would suggest:

1. Have two bodies - dust can be a big issue for gear. Avoid changing lenses in the field.

2. Recommend the 70-300L IS. I have previously used the Sigma 100-300 F and Canon 100-400L on safari in Africa - two big heavy lens (both used on bean bags).

Since 2011 I have been shooting with the 70-300L IS. Overall I am impressed overall - the image stabiliser performed better then a friends 100-400L give a better keeper rate.

The only downside is 10% of the time you wish you had greater reach but this can be mitigated by cropping. Here are some examples with this lens:



 HAbba's gear list:HAbba's gear list
Canon EOS 50D Canon EOS 550D Sony Alpha 7 II Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II +2 more
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