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Member Since 29 Oct 2014
Offline Last Active Aug 08 2018 11:16 AM

In Topic: BIF MODE!

25 June 2018 - 05:33 AM

Manual mode with auto iso (1600 limit) auto white balance

I was switching from f/4 to f/6.5- +1.3 exposure comp all the time

My shutter speed was from 640-1600 pure light and tripod

I spend almost 8 hours in the field don't remember 100%

Nikon D500 Sigma 300mm 2.8


Thanks for the information. I have much to learn about BIF :)

In Topic: African Safari

24 June 2018 - 10:46 AM

I've been to Etosha in Namibia and several places in Botswana.  I found that I used my 200-500mm and 24-70mm lenses a lot more than the 70-200mm.  I could have gotten along just fine without the 70-200mm.  I would be inclined to replace the 70-200 with a second much smaller fast lens.  You will have some great low light opportunities that you won't want to miss.


The weight limits on airlines are the limiting factor on what to bring.  Once you are at the parks you will probably be in vehicles so the backpack full of gear will be sitting in the seat beside you.  Dust will be a very real concern, especially in Namibia.  You will want to minimize lens changes while out in the parks.  Change lenses in the lodge to set yourself up for whatever is planned for the day if possible.


Enjoy!!  You're going to have a great time.


Thank you so much for your input and information you have provided, Wayben.


Should I bring 50/1.4 and speedlight instead? That is my fastest lens I own.


Yes, our group will rent some SUV's down there and drive around most of the time, as you mentioned.

In Topic: African Safari

24 June 2018 - 02:10 AM

Thanks, I will definitely check rules for carry-on luggage. 

In Topic: Hello

24 June 2018 - 01:55 AM

Hello and welcome to the forums, akshat1984!


Post some of your images when you get a chance.

In Topic: Hello

24 June 2018 - 01:54 AM



Barry from Bristol, UK here. New to DSLR photography, so will be doing LOTS of reading.


Hello and welcome to the forums, Barry.