Which 2: Sony: 70-200 2.8, 100-400 gm, 200-600, Safari, Serengeti

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Marco1ca Junior Member • Posts: 29
Which 2: Sony: 70-200 2.8, 100-400 gm, 200-600, Safari, Serengeti

Hello everyone, let me start by saying I have read through dozens of safari lense forums, however,  each a little unique to the situation and desires of the photographer.

This decision is driving me crazy.  My trip was cancelled last year do to covid, so it's on this year at the end of July in the Serengeti. I have never been on a safari before.

My gear: (all sony)   A7r iv.   Lenses,  16-35 2.8,  24-105,  70-200 2.8, 100-400 gm, 200-600 (just purchased)  I plan to rent second body.  Possibilities, rent 600 prime.

My importance:   sharp, quality  pictures, birding,  landscapes.

Reading other threads, I understand at these safaris you often get close to animals, but birds could really use the distance.   Taking all 3 telephotos would probably not be possible do to room.    The obvious telephoto range option would be 70-200 on one body and the 200-600 on the other, my 16-35  on stand-by.  However, I feel the 100-400 is a better quality lens, I would hate to leave that behind, but, then again, will I need the extra 200mm?

I have yet to try the 1.4 tc on the 200-600, but iI have on  the 100-400 and I noticed a difference in sharpness, so I figure it will be the same.

As you can see, I have a few possibilities.  Has anyone been on a safari and wished they had brought another lens or body, or 3?  3rd body? (that might be pushing it)

Thank you so much even though this topic has been mentioned  a lot.

sony 200-600,  iso 640, 441mm, 6.3,  2500

Sony 200-600,   iso 800  6.3  2000,  600 mm

Sony 100-400  iso 640, f/5.6, 1/2500 ,  345mm

Sony 100-400,  iso 640,  f/5.6, 1/2000, 135mm

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