Zoom recommendation for safari

Started Mar 13, 2019 | Questions thread
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Re: Zoom recommendation for safari

dnscott645 wrote:

I have been to Tanzania 4 times and South Africa twice. The best and most useful lens would be the Pentax 150-450 on APSc body. Also bring extra lenses to fill in from 17mm to 150mm. The 1.4 TC can be handy a times.

The problem with bringing "extra lenses to fill in from 17mm to 150mm" is that the OP would need an extra body to put them on. I would never recommend changing lenses on an open safari vehicle. Especially not in the dry season due to the amount of dust in the air, but also the risk of dropping a lens in the open land rover (seen that happen with unfortunate consequences).

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