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  1. Thanks, @xelas (and @janzin), but I definitely want to add a full frame to my inventory. As much as I love my D500 I wouldn't buy another to have a redundant body that I would only use on safari (I don't think I'd take multiple bodies on any other sort of trip). I considered the D750, but the D810 (or the D850 presumably) won out for having the same layout as the D500.
  2. Finally got around to putting up a profile and cover photo (both hopefully to be replaced with great safari photos next February).
  3. I have been planning to get a full frame camera for my February 2018 safari, and earlier in the year had decided on the D810. I was really tempted to buy a few months ago when they had a great sale going on, but decided to wait as it was rumored that the replacement model would be announced over the summer. That turned out to be true (sort of), with Nikon announcing the name (D850) but very little else. To be honest, the D810 has everything I really want in a camera. In fact, the main change I am hoping for from the D810 to the D850 is to change the CF card to an XQD since my other camera is a D500. Sure, faster this or better that would be nice but not entirely necessary. I just saw this article (Nikon D850 Will Be a ‘Baby Nikon D5’, Reports Say) that among other things speculates that the D850 will sell for $1200 more than the D810 (putting it up to around $4000 based on current D810 pricing). I'm really hoping for the official word from Nikon soon on specs and pricing, as for that price I'd definitely go with the D810. So a question for D810 owners. What do you wish your D810 did better?
  4. 200 days until my first safari -- Rwanda, Kenya, and Tanzania
  5. @SSF556 - The coverage that I am planning to get is AIG Travel Guard Medevac per Trip plan. Coverage per their website is as follows: $50,000 | Accident Sickness Medical Expense: Pays up to the Maximum Benefit shown on the Schedule of Benefits for necessary medical expenses due to Injury or Sickness incurred while on a Trip. Initial treatment must be received during Trip. Pays for emergency dental expenses only during a Trip due to injury to sound, natural teeth while on the trip. Covers medical and surgical treatment by a licensed physician; professional nursing, hospital, x-ray and ambulance services during your Trip, provided initial treatment was received during the trip. Unlimited (maximum of 1 evacuation| Emergency Evacuation and Repatriation of Remains: Covers evacuation and transportation as directed by a Physician to the nearest adequate medical facility of the insured's choice (home in the event of death or if medically required). Pays for special medical escort if recommended in writing by the attending Physician. $25,000 | Accidental Death & Dismemberment: Pays for loss of life or limb if it occurs within 365 days of an accident during your Trip. $100,000 | Security Evacuation: Covers transportation to the nearest place of safety if you require a security evacuation as a result of a covered occurrence that takes place during the trip. (Not available in PA.)
  6. I have been very tempted on the D810 sale, but am holding out to see what the new version has in store. I am hoping it announced in time to be able to get one before my February 2018 safari.
  7. My post count has dropped down to six, which seems to exclude posts made in the word association game topic. Is that correct? If so, guess I'm going to have to find some other way to shed my Newbie status. Maybe with more posts like this!
  8. I noticed that when I first went in, but also noticed that you can change the filters and then save that set of filters. You can set "Time Period" to "Since My Last Visit", and then save that with whatever name you desire. It will then show up under the dropdown for "My Activity Streams". Will take some getting used to, of course, but looks like there is more opportunity to customize for those who so desire.
  9. I have never purchased travel insurance before, as I viewed its main benefit being trip cancellation coverage. Given the cost of the coverage, I am willing to take my chances. Over the years, I have been fortunate to never have had to cancel a trip and have saved more from not purchasing trip insurance than what my average trip costs. I consider myself ahead for not having purchased insurance, although I fully understand that the first time I do have to cancel a trip I will wish I had the insurance. Looking ahead to our trip to Africa next year, I was considering biting the bullet as for this trip my main concern is emergency medical and evacuation coverage. In researching the different options, though, I was surprised to discover that just the emergency medical and evacuation portion will cost just $77 for two people (AIG MedEvac plan). From this point forward, I will take that coverage for most international trips and rely on whatever I can get out of the credit card companies if I do need to cancel a trip rather than pay the additional $1000+ for that insurance.
  10. @@MelissaTheil, Sorry to resurrect an old thread, but I am looking at the Think Tank Airport Advantage for my safari next year. It is similar in size to the Takeoff (just a little smaller and lighter), so was curious as to your experience with a rolling camera bag in Tanzania -- particularly if you were on any small shuttle flights during your trip.
  11. Thanks, @@amybatt. Carrying everything on would still be my preference, but good to know that if we do need to check bags it doesn't seem to be too much of a hassle.
  12. Flying on RwandAir out of Kigali, how strict are they on carry-on baggage (both number of items and weight)? We expect to be at 15kg each to meet the weight restrictions for our shuttle flights, but RwandAir has a one bag and 10kg per person limit for carry-on items. We are flying RwandAir from Kigali to Nairobi, so curious to know if they follow one restriction more closely than the other. In other words, would the two of us have a better chance of being able to carry on three bags total that weigh 10kg each, or two bags total that are overweight at 15kg each? Alternatively, if I just need to resign myself to checking one bag, how is the baggage claim process in Nairobi?

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