How the R5 Lightens the load for Wildlife Trips (Africa)

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David M. Anglin
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Re: How the R5 Lightens the load for Wildlife Trips (Africa)

kristian1 wrote:

MikeB_2018 wrote:

kristian1 wrote:

I would think twice about 200-400, you are loosing over one stop on long end, also less DOF control, background blur on safaris are sometimes really important to separate animal from background.

Also on safaris you are on vehicle so not to much to cary around. I would always bring longest fastest lens I have to safari.

Some of my images from first safari in Masai Mara:

https://www.kristiansekulic.com/masai-mara-2019

All the best

Kristian

Really amazing images! Love these. May I ask, since we are on a gear-related site, what gear specifically cameras/lenses you used? I didn't see a way to view EXIF data on the images.

Thanks Mike, I am glad you liked them, this images are mostly done with Canom 1dx2 and Canon 500mm f4 II , some are used with 1.4tc and in rare cases I used 2.0tc.

Also I had with me 5d4 and 70-200mm f4. but didn't use it as much.

All the best

Kristian

I prefer the versatility of zooms, but the  500 f4 II is my favorite big white prime.  I have shot it quite a bit over the years with great results.  Enough reach to be useful and works great with the 1.4x & 2x III.  If they can get a 600 III to 6.7lbs, I hope they can take the RF 500 close to 6lbs.  I also wonder how much empty space there is in the 500 and if we may see a telescoping design like the 600 & 800 DO.  If they don't do a lighter RF equivalent of the 200-400 f4, the RF 500 may be in my bag.

 David M. Anglin's gear list:David M. Anglin's gear list
Canon EOS M6 II Canon Extender EF 1.4x III Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM Canon EF 100-400mm F4.5-5.6L IS II Canon EF-M 18-150mm F3.5-6.3 IS STM +5 more
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