Forgive me if these kinds of questions are not permitted here, I have no local photography experts/shops so am left with very few options...
I am currently in the process of upgrading all of my camera equipment in preparation for my next African safari trip in a month. I have done a lot of research, however, before I purchase each of the items, I would really appreciate another person's opinion on my proposed selection.
Update - the reason I am looking to upgrade my equipment is a) my current equipment is very out of date, and b) I would quite like to move to Nikon lenses instead of third party brands such as Sigma, Tamron...
Just a few notes before I list my equipment;
- Most pictures will be taken whilst in a game vehicle (i.e. no tripod, only monopods and freehand).
- I will be photographing wildlife, the occasional critter, and the occasional landscape
- I can afford to spend around £3K (approx $4k), but cannot really afford to exceed this unless absolutely necessary.
- Nikon D90
- Large Zoom - Sigma 150-500mm (see here)
- Small Zoom - Tamron 55-200mm (see here)
- Macro Lens - Sigma 105mm (see here)
- Wide Angle Lens - Sigma 10-20mm (see here)
Proposed New Equipment
- Nikon D500 (already purchased, exclude from budget)
- Large Zoom - Nikon 200-500mm (see here)
- Small Zoom - Nikon 28-300mm (see here)
- Macro Lens - Nikon DX Micro 85mm (see here)
- Wide Angle Lens - not upgrading
- New - Teleconverter - Nikon TC-14E (see here)
Does anyone have any alternative recommendations or is the above a good selection?
In addition, I have never found the need, nor would I deem it considerate to the animals, to use a flash. However, are there any circumstances whereby a flash would be appropriate, and if so, should I upgrade my old SB-600 speedlight? I was looking at the SB-700 or the SB-5000...