Telephoto lens for use in Kenya

Started Apr 12, 2013 | Discussions thread
OP mfouks Regular Member • Posts: 410
Re: Telephoto lens for use in Kenya

Thanks, I'm really excited about the trip.  I know the 200-400 lens would be great in all ways except for its weight and expense.  I could rent but I'm really starting to enjoy wildlife/birds and it would be nice to own a longer lens.  I'm really wondering how the new 80-400 lens would compare to the 300 f2.8 plus 1.4 teleconverter.  The 80-400 is much lighter and less expensive as well.  Of course I could rent the 300 f2.8 again which is another option.

I have the 24-120 f 4.0 which I would also bring.


Oscarroos wrote:

The best choice until a few weeks ago, and still great, is the Nikkor 200-400 f 4

Now you have another choice:  the Nikkor 80-400 AF-S new offering.

Enjoy.  I suggest two cameras - one with 70-200 minus TC and other with one of the above.

Covered all you reasonably will need.

I also found a 24-70 great for landscape and photos showing animals in sito

Enjoy - great trip.

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