Africa & the Middle East Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Come explore the new Fodor’s Forum
    by ibobi Fodor's Editor | Posted on Dec 4, 17 at 08:03 PM
View all Africa & the Middle East activity »
  1. 1 Leishmaniasis Common? - Marrakech?
  2. 2 Advice on private tour Morocco
  3. 3 Safari is set!
  4. 4 Car Rental in Morocco
  5. 5 Frights to Iran from Bishkek or Tashkent
  6. 6 9 days itinerary help and some other questions
  7. 7 Tanzania and Kenya Trip 2018 - advise needed
  8. 8 Safety in Johannesburg
  9. 9 Morocco 10 day Itinerary
  10. 10 South Africa: WESTERN CAPE in spring: Need HELP getting addicted!
  11. 11 Qatar to Iran
  12. 12 Sharm el Sheikh - Anyone been recently
  13. 13 Lebanon Spring 2018
  14. 14 Sept in Dubai. what to wear
  15. 15 Ethiopian Tour operators
  16. 16 visiting Ethiopia as a single female on a low budget
  17. 17 Tanzanian Tour Operators
  18. 18 electric devices
  19. 19 Flying from Florida to Dubai
  20. 20 Victoria Falls
  21. 21 Morocco--rent motorcycle without license
  22. 22 sahara desert
  23. 23 Erta Ale ETHIOPIA - any updates?
  24. 24 STONE TOWN hotel recommendation for 1/14/18
  25. 25 Feedback on 2-Week South Africa Itinerary?
View next 25 » Back to the top

Safari Camera Lens - Follow Up Thread

Jump to last reply

Good afternoon Christa and Surfmom

Thank you for your feedback and guidance!

After reading both of your posts, we did some additional research re super telephoto lenses to fill our "long reach, low-light" needs ( and came up with the following single DSLR setup for game drives. Please let us know your thoughts.

Rent following equipment:
Nikon D750
Nikkor 300mm f/2.8G AF-S VR II
Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED AF-S VR
Nikon 2x III TC
Nikon MC-36a multi-function remote
3 extra batteries and 1 rapid charger
2 SanDisk 64GB SDXC memory cards

Additional owned lenses:
Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G AF-S
Nikkor 28-80mm f/3.3-5.6G AF

We ran a "trial packing exercise" to get a feel for the amount of clothes we can bring for a week long safari and both of bags weighed in the 12-15lb range (before toiletries, laptop, and camera equipment). SafariLink has a max total baggage weight allowance of 33-37 lbs per person (some discretion by gate agent) so we should be well within those limits.

Let us know your thoughts on the above camera setup.

Thank you!

Best Regards,
Darryl & Catherine

2 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.