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Strange spec me request

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by IAmATeaf, Apr 24, 2018.

  1. IAmATeaf

    Soldato

    Joined: Apr 3, 2007

    Posts: 6,635

    Location: South of the Watford Gap!

    Going on safari to Kenya in July and have thought about getting a new camera. Currently have a Lumix something 7 compact which I don’t will cut the mustard.

    So I’m looking at spending around 500 to 600 and have been looking at the Sony a6000 with the 2 lens package.

    Any hints tips or advice would be appreciated.
     
  2. Raymond Lin

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: Oct 20, 2002

    Posts: 60,189

    Location: Wish i was in New York

    Someone on TP is selling a A6000 for £270.
     
  3. IAmATeaf

    Soldato

    Joined: Apr 3, 2007

    Posts: 6,635

    Location: South of the Watford Gap!

    Thanks, just signed up but no access for 2 months:( to the classifieds that is.
     
  4. D.P.

    Caporegime

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 28,381

    What Lenses?

    For a Safari, I would want some kind of 17-55, or better still 16-85mm type lens, and an 80 or100 to 400mm zoom. A 70-300mm on crop would suffice for many larger game, but not the birds. Safari is one ocasion when a zoom lens works well because sometimes animals will come up close so you don't want to loose those ocasions.
     
  5. sHo0sH

    Mobster

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    Location: London

  6. IAmATeaf

    Soldato

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    Posts: 6,635

    Location: South of the Watford Gap!

    I was thinking of the dual lens kit which comes with the 16-50mm and the 55-210mm lens.
     
  7. Schizo

    Don

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    That's the kit I got before I sold it,will work well for your trip as the Sony is a awesome little camera and very quick at auto focus.
     
  8. Marzipanogram

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jul 6, 2010

    Posts: 1,005

    I'd suggest a big FO lens. Rent one if you don't want to buy one.
    I don't think a 55/70-200 would be long enough.

    400mm and up, if you want to try and fill the frame.
     
  9. Snapshot

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 11, 2006

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    Location: Wiltshire