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New member lens question.... Safari / Wildlife

Kat50

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Kat50 Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Dec 2012
Fri 14-Dec-12 05:54 PM

Hello to all!

I am sure this has been done but I am in a quandary and need advise from DX shooters. I have researched this to the max and find myself frozen on the final choices so I need some help from folks who have shot these on the D7000.

I am going on safari with friends next year and am getting my gear together so I can shoot enough to be proficient (or as proficient as I can get) with my wildlife shots. Since I have time I plan on taking some classes etc. For me, this is a once in a lifetime trip so I want to get the most out of it that I can.

I have the good fortune of having access to two D7000 bodies and am trying to decide on lenses. I will be trying to minimize lens changes which is why I am going with the two bodies.

Short body: 16-35 f4 VR or the 16-85 f3.5
Long body: 70-200 f2.8 (jury still out on version VR1 or 2) or the 300mm f4
both using either the TC14E11 or TC17E11

I have shot a little bit with all of them and like how they all feel so now it's all about versatility and shot quality.

FYI / The 300mm f2.8 is out of my price range and I don't think I will get enough use out of it to justify the cost. (I would like to stay married )

Shooting from beanbags and a Gitzo 3551 monopod with a Markins Q10 ballhead (shot gimbal style) RRS feet/plates and RRS L bracket on the short camera so I can mount it to the side on the monopod. I don't like to shoot off the top of the monopod because it leaves me feeling unbalanced and because this way I can shoot it like a gimbal head without the extra weight.

Any advise / recommendations gladly accepted!

Thank You!

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