Is the 35-100 2.8 a must have for safaris?

Started Aug 4, 2013 | Questions thread
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C Sean Senior Member • Posts: 1,055
Is the 35-100 2.8 a must have for safaris?

There's a good chance I'm going on safari again and I need some lens advice. The last time I went was several years ago and that when I only had a P&S camera. Everything is still in it early planning stages so I don't know if I will be going to East Africa or Kruger Park again. Also next year I will be replacing my G3+GF2 with the later models but I might hold onto the G3 untill after the safari. I'm thinking the third additional body may come in handy.

So my ideas are

G*+ 100-300 and GF* + 14-140

G* + 35-100, G3 + 100-300 and GF* + 14-42 or 14mm

G* + 100-300, G3 + 45-150 and GF* + 14-42

Everything in bold is what I need to purchase.

I'm not a big fan of the first set up. The 14-140 maybe a good all rounder lens but the quality isn't as sharp as the other zooms out there. Additional £200 I could buy the far superior 35-100mm which will cover a lot of the closer activities. It will also do well in low light situations but then I will have to handle three bodies.

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