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Monday, April 18, 2011

What to take.

I looks like I will be travelling back to Kruger this year, yippee. But which gear to take? I do so want to take the 500 f4 IS, get me closer to those wonderful birds, give me great bokeh on those distant mammals....but then it is heavy. SAA are a bugger for checking you handluggage weight.
Then I look at shots like these, yes Adam I do, which I would not have gotten without the shorter length and f2.8 of the 300mm IS.... was early and quite dark under the trees, but f2.8 and IS worked like a dream. The 500 would be cumbersome and require an ISO boost. Damn. I cannot take both. Will the 100-400 and 500 work well, they should but that f5.6 is no good at night or early mornings. As a friend of mine might say "Grumble".

1 comment:

  1. Mate, that is the one shot of the entire trip where a 300 served you better than anything with more reach.
    Yes at that moment I wish I'd brought the 300 as well, but for the rest of the trip, there was no gear envy.
    What I'm getting at is that unless you plan on shooting lots of birds under canopy, the 500 is the way to go.

    And SAA let me on board with the 500 as you know. They didn't even check.