Africa-Safari with D7100. Which lenses to buy?

Started Aug 22, 2013 | Discussions thread
BackroadsTraveler
BackroadsTraveler Contributing Member • Posts: 670
Re: Africa-Safari with D7100. Which lenses to buy?

david41 wrote:

Tokina 11-16

Nikkor 16-85, or 18-200

Nikkor 80-400.. (it's worth the bucks!)

That should see you through your safari... enjoy!

I'd agree with david41 about the three Nikons for covering every possibility other than wide. But if budget allows, the Nikon 10-24 instead of the Tokina would be preferable (a bit wider reach, less flare, and probably just a bit sharper at most settings, but these are slight differences for a significant $$ increase).

And if the 80-400 is the biggest reach you end up with, you may consider a 1.4 TC.  I would not recommend a TC on either of the big Sigmas, however. I have the 150-500 Sigma, and sharpness is already a concern without further degradation.

 BackroadsTraveler's gear list:BackroadsTraveler's gear list
Nikon D7000 Nikon D750 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 10-24mm f/3-5-4.5G ED Nikon AF-S DX Micro-Nikkor 85mm f/3.5G ED VR +6 more
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