09-28-2015 02:14 PM
I have the 17-55, 18-200 & macro 60mm. would i be alright with using them fr safari as i am thinking about getting theTamron AF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD Macro 1:2 Lens for Canon
or getting the Sigma AF 70-300mm f4-5.6 DG Macro Canon Fit Lens. i am currently using the Canon 60D but may upgrade before i go as im not goingon safari until july 2016. what lens or lenses would you recomend me using, any help would be apriciated
09-28-2015 04:00 PM
I brought several lenses with me when I went to Kenya, but almost exclusively wound up using my 70-200.
We had no trouble getting close to animals. The lenses you are considering don't seem to offer anything more than your current 18-200 except for longer reach. If you are only getting them for your trip I don't see them being necessary.
Hopefully others will will join in with their suggestions.
09-29-2015 09:41 AM
This is my 'humble opinion' but your camera is pretty good. But one of your lenses are not so good, again, IMHO.
If I were you, today, I would buy the Tamron 150-600mm f5-6.3 super zoom or the Sigma 150-600mm f5-6.3 'C' model super zoom. I say today because you will need some quality time learning how to use it. Either of these super zooms are totally hand holdable.
The Canon ef-s 60mm f/2.8 macro usm is a pretty good lens so it should go. Is that what you have?
Is your current lens the ef-s 17-55mm f2.8 is usm? If so take it too.
So my list:
ef-s 17-55mm f2.8 is usm
Tamron 150-600mm f5-6.3 super zoom/Sigma 150-600mm f5-6.3 C
ef-s 60mm f/2.8 macro usm
09-30-2015 06:13 PM
Safari? Hmm, that sounds like it could be a dusty, damp, environment at times. I would be highly inclined to take lens gear that is weather resistant, sealed against dust and water. Go with a Canon "L: Series lens. Take a tripod with legs that are sealed against dust and water. Take a bag/backpack, or two, that have rain covers, so that you can lay your bag on the ground, if need be.
10-05-2015 10:50 AM
We took a 5d and a 7d to South Africa with a 70-200 and 70-300 L lenses. While we got hundreds of great pictures we could have done more with longer glass. We have a new 100-400 and a 1.4 extender for next summer. The 150-600 could also be a choice. Don't forget at least a monopod for the long lense.