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Discussion in 'Nature' started by granlaw, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. granlaw

    granlaw Mu-43 Rookie

    Nov 13, 2011
    I guess the reason I bought an Mu43 setup was for it's lightweight and size to take on this trip to Namibia.

    The system has performed brilliantly and I'm not really missing my old 1DsMk3 and all it's heavy glass - the little GH2 isn't too far behind :smile:

    DMC-GH2    ---    300mm    f/7.1    1/640s    ISO 320

    DMC-GH2    ---    300mm    f/7.1    1/2000s    ISO 400

    DMC-GH2    ---    300mm    f/5.6    1/1000s    ISO 160

    DMC-GH2    ---    300mm    f/7.1    1/2000s    ISO 400

    DMC-GH2    ---    100mm    f/7.1    1/2000s    ISO 400

    DMC-GH2    ---    300mm    f/6.3    1/1000s    ISO 400

    DMC-GH2    ---    246mm    f/6.3    1/640s    ISO 800

    DMC-GH2    ---    300mm    f/6.3    1/1300s    ISO 400

    DMC-GH2    ---    300mm    f/6.3    1/1600s    ISO 400

    DMC-GH2    ---    300mm    f/6.3    1/400s    ISO 400

    DMC-GH2    ---    300mm    f/6.3    1/800s    ISO 400
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  2. demiro

    demiro Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Nov 7, 2010
    WOW...thanks for sharing.

    Is that the 100-300 on a GH2?
  3. ripleys baby

    ripleys baby Part time philistine

    Aug 10, 2011
    Nice work !
  4. granlaw

    granlaw Mu-43 Rookie

    Nov 13, 2011
    Sorry should have said - All of these files are GH2 & 100-300
  5. everythingsablur

    everythingsablur Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 4, 2010
    Toronto, ON
    Hot diggity. Those look great!!!

    My wife and I have been looking at taking a safari in the next year or two, so I'm really glad to see you m43 gear handle the trip really well.

    What gear did you bring use?
  6. granlaw

    granlaw Mu-43 Rookie

    Nov 13, 2011
    I took the Gh2,100-300,14-45 & 25mm along with a small Giottos Carbon tripod. The camera gear along with spare batteries etc. all fitted into a Think Tank5 (just!) which I simply could never have managed with full frame gear.

    For security I backed the files up every night onto an iPad.

    I was quite concerned that dust would be a problem to start with and was 'babying' the camera a little by keeping it in plastic bags etc. but that lasted only 1 day and then it did get bashed about and abused in the landrover etc. but it never let me dow. It even got quite a reasonable soaking in a rain storm and just carried on.
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  7. demiro

    demiro Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Nov 7, 2010
    I have a photo safari on the big "Things to Do List" as well. I've told my wife that I'd need at least $10,000 in Canon gear before I'd be ready, but hell, it looks like I could get the job done for maybe a tenth of that!
  8. Nameer

    Nameer Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 2, 2012
    This is an amazing set. Nice work.
  9. blaffendespin

    blaffendespin Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 28, 2012
    Rexburg, ID
    Wow. These are great! Very nice set! Really love the zebra shots! :2thumbs:
  10. BarefootPilgrim

    BarefootPilgrim Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Dec 23, 2009
    Westchester, IL
    Fantastic stuff! Love the way you caught the action with the zebras, but they're all great. :2thumbs:
  11. kinlau

    kinlau Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 29, 2012
    Very nice indeed. How many batteries did you bring? How long was the trip?
  12. sprinke

    sprinke Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 5, 2011
    Pasadena, CA
    SWEET! :clap2:
  13. Baytoven

    Baytoven Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 26, 2011
    Durham, NC
    James Isaac
    Wonderful captures! Your photos bring back treasured memories of my trip to Kenya in 2009! Thanks for sharing!
  14. granlaw

    granlaw Mu-43 Rookie

    Nov 13, 2011
    Thank you folks.

    @kinlau - I took only 2 batteries but also a car charging kit so one was always 'on charge'.

    The trip through Namibia & S.Africa was 3 weeks but we only had 2 days at Etosha where these images are all from. More time was really needed!
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  15. everythingsablur

    everythingsablur Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 4, 2010
    Toronto, ON
    Were you in an Overland safari style truck? If you don't mind, did you go with any specific operator you would recommend?
  16. NaturalWoman

    NaturalWoman Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 8, 2011
    new jersey
    beautiful images. thanks for posting.
  17. granlaw

    granlaw Mu-43 Rookie

    Nov 13, 2011
    @everythingsablur - we hired a 4x4 Toyota Hilux @ Windhoek and had previously booked our own accommodation each night so just had our own tour. It was great in Namibia as everyone we met was just so friendly.
    Took a bit of planning but I think we had a better trip than if we'd went with a guide as we often saw tourists being herded about and rushed etc. whereas we could just do our own thing - it was great!
    Buy a guidebook & stick pins in a map and do the research- great fun and that part kept us occupied for 6 months alone :) 
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  18. Gusnyc

    Gusnyc Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

    Mar 9, 2010
    New York
    Wow! Fantastic pictures. How many shots did you take in total?
  19. granlaw

    granlaw Mu-43 Rookie

    Nov 13, 2011
    Thanks :) 

    I took about 1100 images over the 3 weeks and have a good few hundred 'keepers'
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