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  1. Well, @Atravelynn, it appears that the University of New South Wales has determined that it IS something to sneeze about after all.
  2. Thanks, @deano! I actually placed the order for a Hero5 Black later in the day after writing my last post. When I started looking at the GoPro I was looking at the cheapest ($150) version and thought that would be plenty. As with most of my electronics purchases, though, it didn't take me long to justify the incremental upgrade to the $300 version and then to the $400 version. As you said, the biggest reason to me for the going up to the Hero5 Black is having the screen to be able to frame shots and change settings. Looking forward to getting the camera next week and playing around with it. And thanks for the advice on the battery pack (along with all the other great advice). That sounds great to be able to have a timelapse running for 12 hours, although now I'm getting a little concerned about managing battery charging for 2 DSLRs, a GoPro, a phone, and one or more battery packs. Guess I will figure that out as I go . . . Thanks again! Cliff
  3. Interesting. My dog (definitely the opposite of wild) makes a similar sneezing noise which we take as excitement. It is usually when he knows he is about to go for a walk or get a treat, which would be the closest thing to hunting that he knows. Maybe he does have a little wild dog in him after all.
  4. @deano - Reading through your trip report and watching the videos has just about convinced me to get a GoPro for my upcoming trip. My main use would likely be for timelapses, which I love to shoot on my DSLR but I really like the idea of leaving the cheaper GoPro outside rather than having an elephant step on my more expensive camera! Plus I also like the idea of being able to leave it behind and shoot a long timelapse during the day. A few questions: On at least one of your videos you have a timelapse of the night sky with stars. Is this really from the GoPro? I didn't realize it would do that well at night. How long will a single battery last when shooting timelapses (at whatever shot interval you most often use)? I had read a little under two hours when shooting video, but wasn't sure if a timelapse would be more efficient. How many memory cards and spare batteries do you take with you? Thanks, Cliff
  5. A good start to the report, and some great pictures! I have a trip booked for February with Rwanda as our first stop, so I can't wait to see your pictures of the gorillas. As a side note, we booked our trip in April -- almost exactly one month before the price increase was announced. We found out just three weeks ago that we would still get the permits at $750, so that was very welcome news! How was the Kigali Serena hotel? We are staying there for one night after arriving from the U.S. (although we arrive late that night so about all I will see of the hotel is the bed).
  6. I have not been on safari yet, but I do a fair amount of international travel and have been using the Mogics Bagel (http://www.mogics.com/?page_id=3824) for the past year. It is very small and lightweight, works on international voltage, and comes with a built in universal plug adapter. The adapter is a little flimsy, though, so I do bring spares specific to the countries I am going to. What I really like about it is that it has the capacity to charge up to seven devices at a time (5 plugs plus 2 USB).
  7. Ah yes, what a wonderful phrase!
  8. Great compilation video, @deano! Also, I noticed that your next post will be #2000. Congratulations in advance on your upcoming promotion!
  9. Very understandable. I would have a hard time justifying the upgrade from D810 to D850 (not that I wouldn't try). As my first full-frame camera and complement to the D500 though, it was not a hard decision for me.
  10. Yes - today's was much easier. I had guessed what you might be going for just by the pictures before I even got to the quote (although the last picture got me thinking that you might throw in a Star Wars reference instead).
  11. I can't believe that I went to bed last night and missed the announcement! Oh well, I guess that just puts me a little farther down the pre-order list. I placed my order a few minutes ago, so it should get to me in plenty of time for my safari in February!
  12. Latest rumor is that the press release is coming out tomorrow (https://nikonrumors.com/2017/08/22/nikon-d850-press-release-leaked.aspx/) and indication of a price at $3,300 (see comments section at https://nikonrumors.com/2017/08/23/nikon-d850-price-in-us-and-australia-shipping-could-start-earlier.aspx/).
  13. @deano - His mom was a poodle believe it or not. Not sure about the father, but we assume a terrier of some sort. I was traveling over the last week so didn't get to keep up with the game, although looking back I would have failed miserably in any event. Hopefully I will do better going forward.
  14. Looks like there will be a total eclipse that goes through Namibia, Botswana, and South Africa on November 25, 2030. Better book now before it's all sold out! https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/map/2030-november-25

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