Backup camera for Africa

Started Apr 12, 2013 | Discussions thread
OP mfouks Regular Member • Posts: 408
Re: Backup camera for Africa

I'm a bit concerned about weight, otherwise I would probably rent the 200-400 lens.  Having said that I would like to do some bird/nature photography so I am tending towards purchasing.  The largest lens that I would consider owning is the 300 f 2.8 which I could use with a TC.  However, it is tempting to look at the new 80-400 which seems to get great reviews from users.

Thanks for your input.  I will consider the D600.


Rich Rosen wrote:

This is the trip of a lifetime (right?) for you. I would want to go with the best equipment, I could afford. I would take the 70-200, a wide angle zoom, and rent a long tele in the 300-400 range. I am not a great fan of the 2x teleconverters. I think I would prefer the 400 2.8, putting that  on my primary camera. That camera could be your D800, or you could rent a D4. If  you choose to go with a D600, as your second camera, the 70-200 would be put on. The teleconverter would stay in the bag for emergencies.

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