which lense to take in safari?? leaving in a day!

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  1. danahhh

    danahhh TPF Noob!

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    I am wondering which of my 2 sigma lenses to take on safari..
    They are both older ones, analog but I havent saved enought yet for my first digital SLR.
    So I have either a Sigma APO zoom macro 70 - 300 f4-5.6
    or a sigma 28- 200 zoom f 3.8-5.6

    I really dont know which is the better quality lense since i inherited this camera kit..
    Any help would be great or tips on how to know a good quality lense when you see it.

    Thanks!!!
     
  2. Lyncca

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    I'm no expert on either of those specific lenses, but I have the Nikon 70-300. I have used it the most for zoo and wildlife shots where I either couldn't or wouldn't want to get too close. I do tend to use the further ends past 200, but the lens does seem to struggle at 300 for clarity.

    I'm not familiar with the 28-200 at all.

    I think on both you will have a hard time if you are in any kind of cover like a jungle since they are a 3.8-4.0 without a flash.
     
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    Analog lenses? Huh?

    I'd take the 70-300, you'll want that reach. Do you have nothing to cover the wider angles to go along with the long zoom?
     
  4. danahhh

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    yeah i do have a canon powershot digi for the other types of shots
     
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    You definitely want something under 70mm anywhere you go.

    Edit: IMO
     
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    christopher walrath No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I would say 28-200 reason being even though it is a safari there should be some FANTASTIC landscape possibilites that might be defunct limiting your low end to 70mm. How about picking up a 2x teleconverter if it's feasible.
     
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    Why not take both?
     

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