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« on: March 01, 2018, 02:20:56 PM »
Starting tomorrow, March 2 at about 6:10PM, I’ll be off to Tanzania for a migration photo safari until March 14th. I’ll be heading there with some very experienced photo friends, so it should be a fantastic trip.

The quality of cell coverage may be lacking or erratic and as such I’ve decided to disconnect from the site while I’m away, I haven’t had an actual vacation from Canon Rumors in the over 10 years that the site has existed. I’m not sure I want to, but I’ll give it a go.

Richard from Canon News has been gracious enough to help keep the site content coming. He has free reign to post whatever he wants, so the site could take a bit of a turn while I’m off the grid, and I think that’ll work out just fine.

Be nice to Richard. As for the forum, our terrific forum administrators will keep doing what they do.

I’ll see you when I see you.

Oh, this is a gear site, so here’s the gear I’m bringing. Everyone has opinions of what to bring, but based on past experiences, this should do me just fine. I still may axe bringing one of the wide angle zooms.

Cameras:

  • Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
  • Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II
  • Leica Q
  • Leica Sofort

Lenses:

  • Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS
  • Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS
  • Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS
  • Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS 1.4x

Miscellaneous:

  • Leica Ultravid 8×42
  • Google Pixel 2 XL
  • Microsoft Surface Pro
  • Think Tank Photo Airport Accelerator
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Canon Rumors is Off to Tanzania
« on: March 01, 2018, 02:20:56 PM »

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Re: Canon Rumors is Off to Tanzania
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2018, 02:23:40 PM »
Don't forget to take some time to just soak everything in without taking pictures from time to time. Have fun, and be safe.

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« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2018, 02:52:01 PM »
I'm jealous.

I love using the EF 11-24mm F4 L for wide angle landscapes with dramatic skies. I would bring that instead of the 16-35 if you have access to one.

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« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2018, 03:03:35 PM »
If there wasn't anyone to post new stuff on here what would we ever do over that two week? You think we want to get real work done?

Probably good gear (I've never been on safari yet). I don't think I could handle that backpack though. I have the Airport Takeoff 2, so it has wheels. It is so heavy with a laptop and the 200-400 in it, I don't think I would want to carry it on my back!

Have fun Craig!
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Re: Canon Rumors is Off to Tanzania
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2018, 03:08:58 PM »
Good for you, man! Are taking a tripod? If so, which one?

Can't wait to see your shots when you get back! Safe travels!

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« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2018, 03:16:52 PM »
I'm jealous.

I love using the EF 11-24mm F4 L for wide angle landscapes with dramatic skies. I would bring that instead of the 16-35 if you have access to one.

Selling the 11-24mm f/4L was a great day, I can't stand that thing. :D
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« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2018, 03:17:23 PM »
Good for you, man! Are taking a tripod? If so, which one?

Can't wait to see your shots when you get back! Safe travels!

No tripod, I'll use a bean bag and the vehicle. The opportunity to use tripods are few and far between.
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« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2018, 03:20:55 PM »
No tripod, I'll use a bean bag and the vehicle.
2 1D X Mark II cameras, 6d2 and no 5d4?

I don't own a 5D4
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Re: Canon Rumors is Off to Tanzania
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2018, 03:23:11 PM »
I'm jealous.

I love using the EF 11-24mm F4 L for wide angle landscapes with dramatic skies. I would bring that instead of the 16-35 if you have access to one.

Selling the 11-24mm f/4L was a great day, I can't stand that thing. :D

Can't stand the size? The weight? Or is it the optics?

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Re: Canon Rumors is Off to Tanzania
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2018, 03:26:45 PM »
Bring something you can wrap around your head to stop Tsetse flies biting you. They are very annoying.
You are bringing all that gear and not something like the Sigma 14mm 1.8. Great place for stars and milkyway photos. Tanzania is amazingly beautiful. Mobile coverage might surprise you. It's extending all the time.

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« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2018, 03:27:21 PM »
I'm jealous.

I love using the EF 11-24mm F4 L for wide angle landscapes with dramatic skies. I would bring that instead of the 16-35 if you have access to one.

Selling the 11-24mm f/4L was a great day, I can't stand that thing. :D

Can't stand the size? The weight? Or is it the optics?

It's too big, too heavy, too difficult to filter, too wide, too expensive. The 16-35mm f/4L IS is none of those things and it's better optically to boot.

I think loving the 11-24 takes a photographer that is good at 11mm, which isn't easy.
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Re: Canon Rumors is Off to Tanzania
« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2018, 03:27:38 PM »
Congratulations!

Have a great time on your trip :) Sounds awesome!!

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« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2018, 03:27:59 PM »
Have some great fun Craig!!! Thanks for making me jealous ;) for the trip and the amazing gear collection you are taking. You do now have somewhat of an obligation to show us the photo's from your trip so good luck. :D

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Re: Canon Rumors is Off to Tanzania
« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2018, 03:40:59 PM »
Good for you, man! Are taking a tripod? If so, which one?

Can't wait to see your shots when you get back! Safe travels!

No tripod, I'll use a bean bag and the vehicle. The opportunity to use tripods are few and far between.

"I'll use a bean bag and the vehicle" - Like a Boss!   2x :thumbsup:
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« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2018, 03:44:49 PM »
Wait so you have two 1DXII ?

I think I am going to start a rumor site...

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