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The Perfect Kruger Lens

Unread postby canontraveller » Mon Mar 31, 2014 8:23 pm

If you had to choose only one DSLR lens to take along to KNP which would it be?
A fixed focal, telephoto zoom, wide angle zoom, standard zoom?

Mine would be a 70-200mm as it gives me a wide enough range to cover most of the typical scenes one would encounter in Kruger, landscapes and wildlife portraits :cam:

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Re: The Perfect Kruger Lens

Unread postby anne catherine » Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:06 pm

For general wildlife and birds i would take my 300mmf:2.8 IS II :D

Hope we are allowed also to take TC,as these are not lenses,so i would put in my bag the TCx 1.4 and TC x2 with.

And for some landscapes shots i would take my little canon S110,though i am not a big fan of these little cameras :?

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Re: The Perfect Kruger Lens

Unread postby Herkaun » Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:03 pm

Will have to be my Sigma 120-300 F2.8 with the 1.4X and 2.0X in my pocket :lol:
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Re: The Perfect Kruger Lens

Unread postby Riaanf31 » Tue Apr 01, 2014 7:11 am

If only there was one lens that could do it all. ........

My choice of 1 lens would be my trusted Canon 100-400 lens. Very versatile.
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Re: The Perfect Kruger Lens

Unread postby NJVermaak » Tue Apr 01, 2014 7:19 am

I would say a 100-400mm for some bird photos, I would also agree with the 70-200mm for other general photos
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Re: The Perfect Kruger Lens

Unread postby canontraveller » Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:12 am

I have not used TC's before, how do they influence picture quality etc? Will have to investigate as it is probably a lot cheaper than buying a lens with longer zoom?

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Re: The Perfect Kruger Lens

Unread postby Josh of the Bushveld » Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:16 am

It won't help for the birds, but I love my 18-200mm!
70mm is far too long for the short end, no landscape shots etc
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Re: The Perfect Kruger Lens

Unread postby anne catherine » Wed Apr 02, 2014 9:40 pm

Canon traveller,

I love my 300mmf:2.8 with the TC 1X4 and TCx2 for birds,though i have still to try more this last one on moving subjects,this is why i return in Kruger next november :wink:

I don't like too much my 300mmf:4 IS or my 70-200f:4 II IS with the TC 1X4,though in some conditions it can also be good.

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Re: The Perfect Kruger Lens

Unread postby Gemma T » Wed Apr 02, 2014 10:29 pm

Mine would be the Canon 100-400L series too. But have to say I'm looking forward to trying out my new 70-200 L f2.8 this August!
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Re: The Perfect Kruger Lens

Unread postby badprop_za » Thu Apr 03, 2014 2:53 pm

In my current bag, it will be my 70-300 VR.

If I could pick any, the Sigma 50-500 would be my choice. It covers range and I am willing to work with the short comings of the lens.

Although I have a 18-55 and 18-105 lenses, I am tempted to replace the 18-105 with a 18-200 specimen.
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Re: The Perfect Kruger Lens

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Thu Apr 03, 2014 2:56 pm

Could you please post pictures taken with these lenses. Otherwise, for someone like myself, it is purely academic.
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Re: The Perfect Kruger Lens

Unread postby Riaanf31 » Thu Apr 03, 2014 4:39 pm

Hi MM,

The Pics that SurfCindy has in her trip report are mostly taken with a Canon 100-400mm lens. I'm sure you've seen those.
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Re: The Perfect Kruger Lens

Unread postby skywalker2251 » Wed Apr 23, 2014 12:17 am

It has to be the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM Lens. I really love my 70-200 f/2.8 but i'd have to take the 100-400 if i could have only one.

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Re: The Perfect Kruger Lens

Unread postby JimS » Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:35 pm

For me the perfect Kruger lens would be the Canon 200 - 400 with the internal 1.4 extender, with the option of still attaching an external 1.4 extender. This gives a range of 200 - 780 with a top class Canon L lens on a full frame camera, for a "mere" R143K plus R6K for the external extender, I wish.

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Re: The Perfect Kruger Lens

Unread postby JDW » Wed Apr 30, 2014 4:31 pm

JimS
At that price it would need to come with a porter to carry it for me!! :whistle: :whistle:
It is apparently a fantastic lens for Canon!! :lol:
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