It's not so much the length of the lens as the width. You get so much more data in with a bucket like this one we bought:
The photo quality is incredible, despite sometimes adding a converter to take it up to 600mm, but I was glad we brought a clamp and a gimbal to attach to the Landcruiser. You get better results and the camera feels really heavy after a while. Filled 280GB in 10 days, though. Oops.
It was nice to fly back from Southern Africa over safe countries like Chad and Libya rather than somewhere crazy like Russia.
Hamilton fastest in 2nd practice. Lewis, finish your quali laps!:)
Have a great time away.
Glad you enjoyed it.
Went to Ghana a few years ago and had elephants trooping through the village,… kind of big ain’t they… but so delicate in the way they move. We didn’t go on safari but did see a few animals in the 8 miles between the village and Accra. My biggest joy was a couple of years later, swimming with whale sharks off Chennai, India.
Yes, you need a long lens one to take good picks in a land so vast. But I think it’s kind of cheating, you sneak up without even moving. I have a Nikon something with a 24x optical zoom, that’s as good as it gets for me
The race was – good and the result was better, kind of back to being a Hamilton fan now, despite the fact that he jumped the sinking ship…LOL
There is not much English spoken where we are, there is a couple of Americans and a English girl. Other than that it’s French with a smattering of Dutch. We do have fun sipping morning petit café au lait (closest I can get to macchiato) and watching the Americans trying to communicate at Sarlat market. They get louder and louder then eventually storm off muttering about why can’t the French speak earn English. Funny thing is the olive merchant is actually Texan. I only learned last visit when I was asking for ‘deux cent grammes d’olives à l'ail’ and he burst out laughing at my accent and said in broad Texan –“Wow English speakers talking French, I’m shocked”