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08-07-2019, 05:15 AM   #136
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nope

not enough experience

I've only been to Africa twice and to the same country
Nah, no need to be a regular safari goer to participate there. They're a friendly bunch with lots of great advice to share - much like here, really. I should get more active there again but the Game Warden starts demanding trip reports as soon as you mention you've been somewhere

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for any one who doesn't want to search the forums for photos from our trip, I have started to put them on Flickr.

here is a direct link to the initial album:

photos from 2019 Tanzania Safari | Flickr

I have begun putting photos in more select albums as well

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another thought

clothing


think layers:

I took:

long underwear - silk/wool combo

[ parts of Tanzania are high above sea level - Serena Ngorongoro Crater Lodge [ 2,326 meters/7,633 feet ] in comparison with Topeka Kansas [ 274.32 meters/900 feet ]

rain jacket with large pockets

https://www.froggtoggs.com/java-hellbender-fly-wading-jacket/

- very good for " wind breakers " for when the vehicle is traveling fast to get to the right areas

the type of shirts used by doctors/nurses, very comfortable, pull over, large pockets

[ large pockets give you room for lenses, filters, caps, batteries etc ]

convertible pants with the ability to unzip the legs so they become shorts - best designs have zippers on the ankles to make it easier to get over shoe/boots

light weight fishing shirts with long sleeves like these

Columbia | Girl?s PFG Tamiami Long Sleeve Vented Sun Shading Wicking Fishing Shirt

hats with ties and large brim just in case your organized safari company does not supply any

I like Tilley's

https://www.tilley.com/?

well broken in shoes/hiking boots - boots high enough to protect the ankles recommended - you don't want a twisted ankle

net laundry bag for the obvious reasons and you can put your shoes/boots in them at night and you don't have to worry about anything crawling into the shoes/boots

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News from the Serengeti

Despite the complete failure of the 150-450 yesterday

( it has come apart ). . .
now for the rest of the story, as Paul Harvey would say



update on the repair of my D FA 150-450mm: by a local repair shop Phototronic

it is done, and at a cost of less than $300

he runs a one man shop opened only in the afternoon M-F and he is not, by his own admission, the world fastest

he advises you to keep calling him to check on the progress of the repair

he does Vintage to Digital Camera Repairs with free estimates

If you want to try him out, please call him first

119 NE US Highway 24
Topeka KS 66608

785 233 0231

A Big Thank You to pres589 for letting me know about him

Read more at: https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/189-repairs-warranty-service/348367-dfa-...#ixzz5ygUx76mj

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repairs done

disassembled to access separation, retapped stripped housing , retro-fit housing , general inspection


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now for the rest of the story, as Paul Harvey would say



update on the repair of my D FA 150-450mm: by a local repair shop Phototronic

it is done, and at a cost of less than $300

he runs a one man shop opened only in the afternoon M-F and he is not, by his own admission, the world fastest

he advises you to keep calling him to check on the progress of the repair

he does Vintage to Digital Camera Repairs with free estimates

If you want to try him out, please call him first

119 NE US Highway 24
Topeka KS 66608

785 233 0231

A Big Thank You to pres589 for letting me know about him

Read more at: DFA 150-450mm needs repair - PentaxForums.com
Good to hear that your 150-450 is all patched up and well again

Also nice to see that there are good repair shops out there. A bit far away for me, though. Even with free estimates the shipping would kill it
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