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Silent camera bean bag filling

Currently I have a camera bean bag filled with polystyrene and I find the sound quite loud and annoying, especially on a safari. I don’t believe that the sound is distracting any wildlife, but it is ...
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Which lens should I get for a Canon T7i for shooting on safari, the 70-300 or 55-250? [closed]

Haven't had a camera for years. I read great reviews on the Canon T7i EOS DSLR. My wife & I are going on a safari in South Africa and I'm thinking about buying this. I can get it with an 18-55mm ...
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Which lens to use on which camera for wildlife photography?

I'm a enthusiastic newbie photographer - 2 camera's and 2 lenses, I would like to know which lens to use on which camera to get best results when shooting wildlife. Canon 650D and Canon 6D - lenses ...
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Lens selection for safari trip [duplicate]

Could you please recommend should I carry all my lenses for a Safari Trip to Kruger Park in South Africa? I have the below lenses with Canon 80D Camera Sigma 17-70mm f 2.8 - f4 OS HSM Tamron SP 70-...
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Is my lens good for a tiger safari? [closed]

I have Nikon D5200 and Tamron SP AF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC. Is this lens good enough to cover shots?
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Canon 350D upgrade

I'm looking to improve on my partner's DLSR, the Canon 350D. We are going on safari and she wants to be able to take good long range shots. Should I just get her a good lens for the 350D or buy the ...
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Upgrading to a better quality camera before a wildlife-focused vacation [duplicate]

I'm sure this has been asked many times before, but anything would be helpful. I'm looking to upgrade from a standard point-and-shoot to a higher quality camera before a safari vacation. I was ...
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What equipment should two very amateur photographers bring on a very short safari?

My girlfriend and I will be going on a 3 day/2 night safari in Kenya (Masai Mara). I'm looking for an inexpensive way to upgrade our equipment in the best way possible. We know next-to-nothing about ...
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How do I choose a lens that does portraits, star photography and landscapes?

I'm wondering if you can help me to choose between Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM Wide Angle (without IS) and the Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM Wide Angle Lens for portraits, landscape and star photography. I ...
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Should I buy a Canon 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS or 70-200 f/4 L USM (without IS) for a wildlife safari? [duplicate]

I'm a beginner to Photography with a Canon T3i, and love travelling and outdoors activities. Planning a trip to Africa to see wildlife this summer, and would love some help to chose between these two ...
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What should I look for when choosing a camera for a safari?

I am going on a Safari and am ready to upgrade from a P&S to either a DSLR or a mirrorless. I love taking pictures and travel a lot (for fun) so expect to use this camera in multiple settings. I ...
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Which Canon prime and teleconverters should I bring to a safari?

Currently I have the 70-300mm L lens from Canon. I would like to go on a Safari trip, and was wondering, does it make sense to pick up the Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II with the 1.4X and 2X ...
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Would a Panasonic G3 be able to handle low-light conditions on a South African safari?

I'm going on safari in South Africa and wondering if a micro 4/3 camera will be able to handle the low light conditions (since safaris are at dawn and dusk). Specifically, I'm looking at the ...
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Small-ish camera recommendations for a beginner on a safari

My friend is going on a safari in Africa this year. She wants to buy a new camera because she has an old point and shoot and doesn't feel like she'll get "quality" pictures. She doesn't have a ...
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