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07-06-2013, 01:47 PM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by PLC3 Quote
Animals come quite close to the car, so I don't think you'll need extreme teles there, unless you plan on 'portrait-style' shots.
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300mm is just fine unless you're trying to get small birds. It should be fine for the larger eagles...
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I was shocked at how close I got to everything on safari. 300mm was plenty for me. And I left the f4 300mm at home, going withnthevzoom.
Hmm, it`s tempting to leave the 150-500 at home and only take the 100-300F4 with 1.4TC...

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Didn't see the word kerrowdown on the essential equipment listing, must be an oversight.

No, oh so I guess I'm no going with you then.
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Didn't see the word kerrowdown on the essential equipment listing, must be an oversight.

No, oh so I guess I'm no going with you then.
LOL, sorry yeah must have been an oversight

Update - have done some more reading and have gone with a bridge superzoom to supplement my K30's and lenses.
So I sold off my Gopro Hero3 to finance the purchase of the Canon SX50 HS 1200mm optical zoom.

Therefore, the updated equipment list I plan to take includes:
K30 + DA18-135mm
K30 + DAL55-300mm
Primes: DA15, DA40 & FA77mm Ltds
Sigma 10-20mm
Sirui N2204 carbon tripod with Sirui K20X ballhead - which also converts to a monopod
Bean bag
Corded remote control for long exposures
Lowepro Slingshot 200 AW bag
Lowepro Sirrus 140 small bag (for second body when not in use)
4 x batteries
AA adaptor as an emergency
2 x battery chargers
4 x 16GB SD cards (45 MB/s)
4 x 4GB SD cards
1 x 8GB SD card
Lens blower
Lens cloth
Lens pen
Power adaptor + power board (4 x socket) to charge up batteries, laptop, phone etc
Laptop to backup photos (#1 backup)
500GB USB portable drive to backup photos (#2 backup)
Variable ND filter for Sigma 10-20mm
Polariser filter for DA15mm
Canon SX50 HS Bridge Superzoom (1200mm optical zoom)

(Sorry kerrowdown!)
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Keep the FA77 on one of the K30s.

It sounds like you may be covered now, but if you were to get another prime it should be a 200 (or a 135). Like the FA77, it will give you more compelling photos than anything else you have listed. I think this matters more than having the ability to zoom, and primes are reasonably light weight as well.

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LOL, sorry yeah must have been an oversight
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(Sorry kerrowdown!)
Well because your not taking me, you will just make sure you post some images of what sounds like an amazing trip when you get back.
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QuoteOriginally posted by kerrowdown Quote
Well because your not taking me, you will just make sure you post some images of what sounds like an amazing trip when you get back.
Personally, I think that the kerrowdown was left off the list, since it comes equipped with a 20mm, doesn't it? - and, that's a bit short for safari's....

I see the "pictures when you're back", and increase the stakes by an "and lots and lots of them, please!"

Bon voyage!!!!

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that's a bit short for safari's....
But think of the "up close and personal" images of all those animals that can eat you.
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But think of the "up close and personal" images of all those animals that can eat you.
So I think that settles it: we're not really looking to get the kerrwdown eaten by a jerboa, I think, so he should not be allowed to go...

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Check to see if you need plug adapters for your power adapters. They won't do you much good if you can't plug them to the power outlets.
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Check to see if you need plug adapters for your power adapters. They won't do you much good if you can't plug them to the power outlets.
Yep, it's on the list above. South African power adapter (3 round prongs) + 4 socket power board.
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Our plugs: two smaller round prongs with the larger round prong above (220V)
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Our plugs: two smaller round prongs with the larger round prong above (220V)
Thanks. Yeah that's what I have purchased from ebay so I should be all good:
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I`ve got this one, will this do (not my photo)?

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I`ve got this one, will this do (not my photo)?
The Travelstar? Ours came in boring 18% grey

And yes it works pretty well.
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The Travelstar? Ours came in boring 18% grey

And yes it works pretty well.
Thanks, no need for another then. Just asking because in Nigeria it didn`t fit very well.
Mine is white indeed, I guess someone dialed in a +1 EV somewhere in the fabricationprocess
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