African safari D800E backup: anything better than D610?

Started Feb 21, 2014 | Discussions thread
Robin Casady Forum Pro • Posts: 12,898
Re: African safari D800E backup: anything better than D610?

A D800E would be a better backup than a D610. If you are going to carry a DSLR from a strap while attached to a long lens, attach the strap to the lens foot. If the lens has a foot it means it should not be attached to a tripod by the body. Same goes for a strap.

Don't drop a DSLR with a long lens attached, ever!

Other than mentioning the two D800 that broke when dropped on safari, Thom doesn't give the statistics. He says it more as though it is an impression than a statistical analysis. On that safari there were 13 D800 bodies. That is almost half the DSLRs on that trip.

In How to Think About Equipment for Safari he chooses the D800 as the best body for safari.

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