Lenses for an South African Safari

Started Aug 1, 2013 | Discussions thread
Messier Object Veteran Member • Posts: 6,917
Re: Lenses for an South African Safari

Cugh wrote:

Indeed, that is the biggest advantage of the bigma.

Changing lenses in a moving vehicle with all the dust is not obvious.

Not the mention that animals are no rocks. They may come and go quickly and unexpectedly.

So no time to swap anyway.

My wife and I are planning a trip to Kruger some time in the next year or so.
Our kit will be:
E-30 with 150mm + EC-20   permanently attached.    
E-30 with 12-60mm.
E-5 with 50-200mm  + EC-14 
If by some miracle there is an E-7 I'll probably get one and replace one of the E-30s with it.

I have a Canon 5DmkIII  but no lens longer than 105mm so I don't think it will have a place in our kit. My wife wants to get a bigma for it to take to Africa, but on full frame it will be only equivalent to
the ZD50-200 + EC-14 and will be a full Kg heavier


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