Safari and camera bags

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Roger Engelken
Roger Engelken Veteran Member • Posts: 5,428
Re: Safari and camera bags

I spent two weeks in South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe in May 2016. There were six safaris in that time, as well as time in Cape Town, Cape of Good Hope, Johannesburg and Pretoria.

One bag is what I took. I had two E-M1 bodies, the 300mm z.Zuiko PRO (if that lens were only for safaris, that would be sufficient for that lens...it is that good), 40-150 PRO, 12-40 PRO and 7-14 PRO and that is all I took on the safaris. We had nine seat Toyota vehicles, so with eight others that was more than sufficient camera gear. Usually I took only three of the four lenses, though always the 300).

The magnificence of the landscape and wildlife is unparalleled, Carrying multiple bags and multiple lenses just bog one down. I personally used the Black Rapid Yeti, which holds two camera setups, for walking about. A very nice setup and not hard on the neck or shoulders, for me at least.

I plan on using a similar setup next month when I head to Egypt, Israel and Jordan. The 300 and 12-40 will stay behind, replaced by the m.zuiko 12-100 and 17 f/1.2.

Most of all, enjoy your trip.

 Roger Engelken's gear list:Roger Engelken's gear list
Olympus PEN E-P5 Olympus E-M1 Olympus OM-D E-M10 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 Olympus E-M1 II +10 more
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