Camera Lens ?

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Hi. First time safari for our family in June. My ? is....I have a telephoto lens for Canon T3 of 55-250mm. Will this be enough to get some good shots. Will we be close enough that I don't need some super $$, long, heavy lens? I'm not into the fstop, etc. so any easy answer will be helpful. Thank you!!


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In good light and with the animals not to far away, that should be fine. But practice is advised before you go. Go to a nearby zoo, or photograph birds in the garden, pets or squirrels, whatever you can find. Make sure you are comfortable with the camera and check the quality of the pictures you take by printing them -- see if they look sharp.


How close you can get depends on a number of factors. For example in national parks in some countries you are restricted to photographing from the road but in other places, especially in private reserves your guide may go off road and take you quite close to the animals. Ask your trip organiser what is the situation in the places you are going to.

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