purplekush604 wrote: ↑Jun 26th, 2017 12:07 amThanks for the reply!
I wish i could afford a second camera, but im purchasing a sony fdr x3000 action camera as well, everything is adding up to be quite a bit!!
What is youre opinion on this kit?
https://www.amazon.ca/Hoya-Digital-Filt ... =hoya+67mm
Hmm...I am not quite understanding your love for filters.
Anything you mount at the front of your lens will reduce quality of your images. The only question is by how much. ND filters degrade picture quality more than UV filters( by my tests). I am assuming it's because of the darkened glass.
Again, I can't recommend any because it's a waste of money, but as with a lot of things, the more you pay, the better quality you will get... No filters worth $100... and they won't really make your pictures better.
And be careful buying on Amazon. I've bought a few counterfeit items in the last few years( some were fulfilled by Amazon and almost had retail prices). It's the same as Ebay - lot of random sellers selling fake items.
As for 2 cameras and you not being able to afford it. I don't think that's true. Buy a used camera. Chances are you will be able to sell it for the same price when you are back.
And just to give you a reason here are a few real life stories
2007: On a safari another photographer brought 1 dslr and it stopped working on day 3 or 4. He was very sad for the rest of his trip...
Africa 2011: It was so hot my dslr and lens stopped working twice. Thankfully I had another camera.
2014: A photographer in my safari group had his dlsr die after 2 weeks.
IMHO, your whole equipment and "attitude towards it" may not be ideal.
I hope you didn't buy those lenses for the trip as they aren't very good. If you had them prior, that's fine, they are OK for the safari, but definitely not what I would use.
If I were you, I would run to kijiji and buy another used dslr( eg 7d,70D,60D, etc) doesn't matter. They are ALL THE SAME! Then get a used telephoto lens ( 100-400, 50-500, 100-600,etc).
Sell ALL of your lenses. They are not very good... Well, maybe 10-18mm can stay. Once you dial it down to say F7, it will be fine for wide angle landscapes. Your 70-300 is not a good action lens. It's Ok and will do the job, but you can't compare it to lenses such as 70-200L 2.8 . I would rather shoot with a 70-200 and only have 200mm in the end then try much luck with 70-300 and hope the 100mm will help me( it will not!).
1. It won't be focusing properly.
2. It wont' be focusing fast
So, to sum that all up. I would spend all money money on extra camera and better lenses.