Backup camera for Africa

Started Apr 12, 2013 | Discussions thread
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mfouks OP Regular Member • Posts: 395
Re: Backup camera for Africa

So maybe the 70-200 on one camera and a 80-400 on the other camera would be best?  Certainly a lighter option than the 300 f2.8.

Thanks,

Marsha

jfriend00 wrote:

mfouks wrote:

I agree with you John- I will need a second camera.  Although I said backup camera, I really meant complimentary.   I'm kind of thinking about the D800 with a 300mm f2.8 lens withe teleconverter and a D7100 with my 70-200.  However, the new 80-400 is very tempting given its weight and reach.

I personally think that primes are difficult on Safari unless you plan to crop a lot because you don't control your distance to the subject.  You're in the vehicle and the animal is where it is. You have to adapt without changing lenses.  With a prime, there isn't a lot you can do if you're a little too close for the camera you have in your hands.

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