« on: June 18, 2014, 07:32:24 AM »
Thanks for kind words, I think I have improved my photography since then so I can't wait to go back and try harder.
We never had any wildlife approach our vehicle, but 100mm would get you portraits if they did. Some drivers will go very close to the wildlife. The closest we got was the lion cubs and by keeping our distance we got to see the beautiful natural behaviour. A driver came in front of us at one point and the lions all turned around, fortunately the drivers passengers got bored so they left and we got to watch again.
500-600mm should get you some lovely shots, when I go again I will be taking FF and 300 2.8 plus extenders, in a budget I love my 70-300L it was a great choice, on FF I think the high ISO makes up for the loss of reach. If you get a good quality 100-400 I think that's a good option too, but my 70-300 has seemed sharper than any 100-400 I have seen.
Sanj would have better knowledge of wildlife photography than myself, but I have always thought that you can still get wonderful shots with longer focal lengths at short distances. I love seeing close up portraits of elephants eyes they have so much character. Anyway don't always let a focal length dictate how you have to frame a shot.