Friedrich von Hrsten

Lives in South Africa South Africa
Works as a Teacher
Joined on Nov 1, 2006

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  • Hi Doug, It seems to me that you have more than enough for a safari! Take your favourite lenses and combinations. I use a 70-200mm f4 Nikon for general shots... because I don't have another zoom ...
  • Hi Leonard, on my last morning entry and evening exit it was heavily overcast in the crater too... rather safe than sorry 😜
  • Hi Fernando, If you are staying INSIDE the park, then DO take your 70-200mm f2.8 along! Even if you stay outside Tarangire, they let you in while it is semi-dark... Same for Ngorongoro where there ...
  • Hi Mvershel, It all depends on the parks you visit... Masai Mara has a lot of off-road driving and it seems to be OKed by everybody -- my last two trips there I only used a 300mm f4PF with my D500 ...
  • Phil Waring, Lovely shots you got in one trip! Obviously many animals were really close! Thanks for sharing. God bless, Friedrich von Hörsten
  • Hi Elliotk1, You know which lens you feel most comfortable with. Use it. If you are NOT going to change lenses in the field, and sometimes switch to 16-85 when needed, then obviously your 18-270 ...
  • Hi Elliotk1 I think you know what you really want. Just do it. Please don't try too many fancy new tricks while doing a first safari in Africa. You've paid LOTS of money to get there, and LOTS of ...
  • From reading your post, It does NOT seem as if you want to spend a lot of money on equipment you won't be using much at home... You seem happy with the quality you get with your current outfit... Q ...
  • Thank you so much! It seems like the out of focus background is quite pleasant, although not as pronounced as with faster lenses... Obviously if a bird were a bit closer, it would look even ...
  • Hi MedicineMan999 Thank you so much for sharing your lovely bird shots. They look crisp and clear. I see you shoot at f8, which renders the background slightly busy. Are you not happy with the ...
  • Hi Ernie, FL usually stands for Fluorite elements INSIDE THE LENS itself to make it lighter and sharper... As I understand, the coating on the lens is more to repel water etc. Somebody more ...
  • Hi myshkin, Thank you SO MUCH for the excellent set of photos and good advice. I suspect most older DSLR photographers like me will take a bit of getting used to mirrorless... Thank you for giving ...
  • Lovely picture, MdicineMan999. Obviously not handheld? Thanks for sharing. Friedrich von Hörsten
  • I found a posting on DPR where you can see results with the D500 and 300mm f4... https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/61797385 Thanks and God bless, Friedrich von Hörsten
  • Thanks to Locatz, Ricardo00 and Bill Ferris for insight into your needs for a BIG lens -- it surely looks like you need a lot of power for distant shots! I also now appreciate more the privilege of ...
  • I only have the 300mm PF lens + 1.4 tc. I find this lens very good for a lot of photography in Africa, including lions, leopards, cheetahs and even small birds that are close enough. Everybody ...
  • Hi Ricardo00, i knew the battery was low, but was too lazy to change for charged oneπŸ˜€ when I see great potential or go on morning game viewing drive, I always check fo at least 70% power and take ...
  • Hi Bowser2 In the bush I leave my camera on from 6:00 untill 7:00pm -- 13 hours. I never switch it off since I may need it any moment. I shoot single, short bursts of 2-3 shots, and now and then, ...
  • Hi Bowser2 Thanks for starting this thread. Before I bought my D500 I read many similar threads, and had serious doubts about buying the camera... most were so negative... Now I am very glad I got it.
  • I have just returned from safari in Kenya, where I spent 7 days in the bush with limited charging facilities. I own a "used" D500 and "used" D7200. I shot a lot, as usual with the 2 cameras. Never ...
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