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 Post subject: Re: This one or the other...
Unread postPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 11:43 am 
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That means that the glass inside the lens changes position to focus, not the length of the lens itself. This is very important with for instance macro photography.

Another thing to keep in mind is that you do not want the front of the lens to rotate when zooming or focusing. If you have for instance a polarising filter attached a rotating front it is irritating to say the least.

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 Post subject: Re: This one or the other...
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Location: ...now or later on ?
:wink:, so a lense of the likes is much easier to use than others ?

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 Post subject: Re: This one or the other...
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Yep!

Narrowing down your choice(s) by now? :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: This one or the other...
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Location: ...now or later on ?
Getting there DQ, thanx to friendly advice and comments :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Equipment question?
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Well thank you all again for your advice. :D

I ended up just taking just the 70-200 f2.8 for wildlife.

This decision was more or less forced on me by weight restrictions on the airlines and in retrospect the range worked well.
Missed a few for reach problems but....that was hardly surprising.

Unfortunately the autofocus on the lens was only working intermittently, which rather limited the number of keepers. :wall:
The problem was fixed on goodwill by Nikon on my return home but that unfortunately dosen't give me my pics back. :(

I am now scheeming on how to return next year, 8) , for a two week self drive to get my revenge.

Would November be OK?

Sorry for the late response.

Post edited to remove image URL's that were not displayed!! :(

Unintentional rule violation???

Phil

OK new try to post images:

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OK it's working now. :D
Previous try was posting from a private gallery!
Thought they would display sice I have access. :doh:


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 Post subject: Re: Equipment question?
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Eh... I can't see the photos, not even when copying the link to smugmug?

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 Post subject: Re: Equipment question?
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DuQues wrote:
Eh... I can't see the photos, not even when copying the link to smugmug?


Sorry DuQues! My bad!


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 Post subject: Re: Equipment question?
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Hi - I'm fairly new on the forums so just saw your posts now.

My advice would have been .... bring as much equipment as you can (cull the additional clothing, shoes, etc) - I wear maybe two pairs of pants on a 10 day trip to KNP in summer, washing them on alternate days and three pairs of underpants (the extra pair is for cleaning lenses in emergencies... :mrgreen: ).

Seriously though - I don't care how reliable your kit is... if you have a backup, take it ...... even Toyotas break down in Africa and even if you've had 100 trouble-free trips, 101 might present that award winning shot just as your mirror hangs or a PC contact loses contact ....

November is a great time - some of the first rains might have fallen by then, so you will probably have a bit more greenery than in Winter, but animals will still be congregating at waterholes as the rivers will not yet be in full flood (I think this is going to be a wet year though, so this standard rule might not be so applicable)... And you will be ahead of the local school holiday rush .....

Having said that, you will note that on someone's signature there is the very true statement that " a bad day in Africa's bush beats any great day in the office" (sorry for the slight misquote), so even if you miss the shots, you will still be able to relax and ENJOY.

GREAT SHOTS from the last trip

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 Post subject: Re: Equipment question?
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Oh, and if you don't have time to practise at home, bring the kit and practise in camp after the gates close, or at midday when viewing is not as good :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Equipment question?
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Thanks Raptor142! :D


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