Photosafari in Tanzania

Discussion in 'Nature' started by GRID, May 26, 2012.

  1. GRID

    GRID Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 22, 2011
    I was in Tanzania a few weeks agoe, and i had my GH1 and GF2 with me, and used a Canon 300mm F2.8 L the most, and then pany 20mm F1.7, and the pany 100-300mm and Samyang 7,5mm alittle also, anyway here´s some images, and the rest can be found on my site.










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  2. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Wow! These are beautiful - thanks for sharing.
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  3. playak47

    playak47 Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 4, 2010
    Very nice photos. I liked every one of them.
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  4. nueces snapper

    nueces snapper Mu-43 All-Pro


    Just freakin WOW!
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  5. nueces snapper

    nueces snapper Mu-43 All-Pro

    just an aside ....

    ... but I can guess how that bull got his ears all ripped up :eek:
  6. snkenai

    snkenai Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 5, 2010
    The top of the lion's head is classic. They are all really nice.
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  7. GRID

    GRID Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 22, 2011
    Thx for all comments :)
    nueces snapper: alot of them had ears like that.
  8. Uwharrie

    Uwharrie Mu-43 Veteran

    May 10, 2012
    North Carolina
    Lynne Ezzell
    Wow! Fantastic shots
    So you used the canon 300 on a M43 body? What adapter did you use? I assume it would only manual focus. I think my G3 would fit inside the lens cap of the 300!
  9. apicius9

    apicius9 Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

    Feb 1, 2010
    Philadelphia, PA
    A really nice set, thanks! The lion is my favorite also, but I am - once again - amazed by the performance of the 100-300mm based on the bird picture. However, one consequence of looking at these pics: I realized that, if those are possible with a GH1 and a GF2, an upgrade from my GH2 is totally unnecessary - I should clearly work on reaching your level of skill rather than buying new stuff - Thanks!

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  10. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Stunning and incredible and I am thrilled to see finally some excellent images . LOve them all and Panny 100-300 seems to be very capable lens in capable hands . Thanks a lot for sharing .
  11. Roger

    Roger Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 2, 2011
    Western PA
    Awesome shots. Micro 4/3's doesn't have to take a back seat to the big guys. But, I realize it wasn't the camera that is responsible for those photos, it was the photographer.
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  12. GRID

    GRID Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 22, 2011
    Thx again for the nice comments :)
    I think the 100-300 works great on small stuff a few meters away, if the subject is far and the backgrount to it is far also, i dont really like the bokeh.
    So then I prefer the Canon 300mm that i use with a FD adapter so it´s totaly manual, but it worked better than i thought it would on this safari.
  13. quatchi

    quatchi Mu-43 Veteran

    May 17, 2012
    Munich, Germany
    Very stunning images! Thanks for sharing.

    Did you shot most of them out of a car? Did you use any kind of tripod/bean-bag or are these just hand held?
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  14. GRID

    GRID Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 22, 2011
    Most of them are shoot handheld from the roof hatch on the safari jeep.
    The driver stoped whenever i wanted to so it worked ok, but the GF2 with 20mm 1,7 i used while driving also.
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  15. Uwharrie

    Uwharrie Mu-43 Veteran

    May 10, 2012
    North Carolina
    Lynne Ezzell
    So you are using an older FD Lens not the newer EF?

  16. PSimmons

    PSimmons Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 24, 2010
    Central Florida
    jaw is officially dropped
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  17. GRID

    GRID Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 22, 2011
    Yes, 25-30 year old FD Canon 300mm F2.8 L.
  18. Thanks for sharing. Nice set. Really like the photo of the lion.
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  19. penfan2010

    penfan2010 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 12, 2010
    NJ, USA
    Amazing photos, Grid. I love the first shot with the zebra in the foreground, very well-composed, gives a sense of the scale of the landscape. The sunrise (sunset?) is also incredible. Thanks for sharing.
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  20. mono55

    mono55 Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 13, 2012
    Wonderful set of captures! Thank you so much for sharing.