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Long telephoto for which older digital camera

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I'll be going on safari later in the year and want to get a long telephoto lens for the trip. I don't normally use anything longer than 70mm so into unchartered territory here. My question is, of my 2 rather aged cameras, which would be best for the job: a Sony A7 mark 1 or a Fujifilm X-Pro2?
Both 24M, one full frame, one APS-C. The full frame maybe better low light performance but more bang for you buck with APS-C.

I'm thinking about getting either Fuji 150-600 (or older Fuji 100-400) vs Sony FE 200-600. But which way do I jump.
I should note that I plan to buy used and sell again when done with it (so cost not really a significant factor, within reason)

Any thoughts would be appreciated.
 
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I'll be going on safari later in the year and want to get a long telephoto lens for the trip. I don't normally use anything longer than 70mm so into unchartered territory here. My question is, of my 2 rather aged cameras, which would be best for the job: a Sony A7 mark 1 or a Fujifilm X-Pro2?
Both 24M, one full frame, one APS-C. The full frame maybe better low light performance but more bang for you buck with APS-C.

I'm thinking about getting either Fuji 150-600 (or older Fuji 100-400) vs Sony FE 200-600. But which way do I jump.
I should note that I plan to buy used and sell again when done with it (so cost not really a significant factor, within reason)

Any thoughts would be appreciated.
Since your not accustomed to long lenses I suggest the Fuji and limit yourself to about 400mm.
 
I'll be going on safari later in the year and want to get a long telephoto lens for the trip. I don't normally use anything longer than 70mm so into unchartered territory here. My question is, of my 2 rather aged cameras, which would be best for the job: a Sony A7 mark 1 or a Fujifilm X-Pro2?
Both 24M, one full frame, one APS-C. The full frame maybe better low light performance but more bang for you buck with APS-C.

I'm thinking about getting either Fuji 150-600 (or older Fuji 100-400) vs Sony FE 200-600. But which way do I jump.
I should note that I plan to buy used and sell again when done with it (so cost not really a significant factor, within reason)

Any thoughts would be appreciated.
You going on a hunting safari or photo? Makes a difference. I'd hate to have to carry a camera with one of the long heavy lens along with my rifle. Looks like that 100-400 Fuji might be pretty heavy also. I have on my D7000 an 18-200 Tamron. Saw a guy with an 18-400 Nikon. I'd try that Nikon in a hart beat. Didn't look much larger than my Nikon 55-300.

If this is a photo safari, I'd look into renting something like a 600mm lens and take a second camera with something like my 18-200 for when you suddenly need a wider lens. In fact that second could be the Panasonic ZS 100, at 25-250mm should work well, mine does! Oh, and it rides in a pouch on my belt!

A brother took his son on a photo safari and he was looking to buy a 600mm lens. But the cost vrs. renting the same lens made him rent the lens. Nice to have a wide telephoto like that but in reality not a really useful lens, unless of course your taking photo's of dangerous animals in Africa!
 
You going on a hunting safari or photo? Makes a difference. I'd hate to have to carry a camera with one of the long heavy lens along with my rifle. Looks like that 100-400 Fuji might be pretty heavy also. I have on my D7000 an 18-200 Tamron. Saw a guy with an 18-400 Nikon. I'd try that Nikon in a hart beat. Didn't look much larger than my Nikon 55-300.

If this is a photo safari, I'd look into renting something like a 600mm lens and take a second camera with something like my 18-200 for when you suddenly need a wider lens. In fact that second could be the Panasonic ZS 100, at 25-250mm should work well, mine does! Oh, and it rides in a pouch on my belt!

A brother took his son on a photo safari and he was looking to buy a 600mm lens. But the cost vrs. renting the same lens made him rent the lens. Nice to have a wide telephoto like that but in reality not a really useful lens, unless of course your taking photo's of dangerous animals in Africa!
I think the 2 body approach (for photo safari) makes sense, probably wide on the Sony A7 (so not too big) and go long on the Fuji. As suggested here, perhaps not too long. Appreciate the feedback, thanks
 

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