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Posted 09 December 2012 - 05:52 AM

canon 70-200mm f2.8 IS II, 500mm f4 IS II and upcoming 200-400mm f4 would be for me.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 06:18 AM

Would you be able to carry both the 200-400 and a 500 prime on a game drive, leave alone all the flights? Reason I ask, I just bought a prime lens and might sell my 200-400 because I don't think i can carry around all that equipment .......
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Posted 09 December 2012 - 07:25 AM

Would you be able to carry both the 200-400 and a 500 prime on a game drive, leave alone all the flights? Reason I ask, I just bought a prime lens and might sell my 200-400 because I don't think i can carry around all that equipment .......



Take less clothes but if i had the gear i would definitely take it.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 01:15 AM

That's what I'm wondering too. I guess one option is an extra plane ticket. But what bag works for all of this?

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 08:07 PM

Put the body attached to 200-400 f4 and 70-200mm f4 in kiboko and carry the 500mm f4 in its case as a personal item. one way to do it i guess.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 08:17 PM

You could pay for me to come with you and split the kit :)


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Posted 17 January 2013 - 05:27 AM

You could pay for me to come with you and split the kit :)

Shameless! Have you considered advertising yourself as a "Safari Companion", Matt? I am not sure what that would be, but you could advertise and find out! You can just "wink" if anyone asks you what a safari companion does... keep all options open.

 

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Your Facebook page would be the prefect place for it... and there is a space between Kenya Wildlife Service and the Shop in the page footer below.....


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Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:28 AM

For wildlife, 70-200/2.8, the new 200-400/4 and a 600/4 and three ID bodies so I don't have to swap lenses in the field.


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Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:29 AM

And you've got room for them all in your truck Rob!


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Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:37 AM

With the money left over I'd get a trailer.


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Posted 03 June 2013 - 02:51 PM

@graynomad  Buy one of them 'thinkTank' huge carry on backpacks.  You can fit 2 pro bodies, 500mm f4 and another hefty prime in them plus laptop and Pad as well as flash guns etc and a tripod with gimbal head.  A bit pricey though, but not compared to a trailer I guess  ;)  It would weigh as much as an infantryman carries on his back on the battlefield on a bad day!!!  Ooh, my back is having spasms just thinking about it  :D


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Posted 03 June 2013 - 03:15 PM

It's academic, I can't afford those two large lenses anyway and my 400/4 DO is very small :)


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