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      04-04-2021, 09:30 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by TwoTonic View Post
I havenít been there myself, though itís on ďthe listĒ...

That being said, if possible you might consider bringing two bodies. Fit one with a wide to normal zoom, and the other with a telephoto zoom. Given the location, changing lenses regularly is just going to be asking for trouble in terms of getting gunk on the sensor and/or back of the lens.

I would also focus on a faster lens and not the tripod. But I donít know what kind of trip youíre planning. With animals, itís better to be able to move fast, which you just canít do with a tripod. I have used a monopod with a long lens and it was fine, with a big benefit just being that your arms donít get so tired!
Iím really considering getting an X-T4 to couple it with the X-T2 and lenses I currently have. I do agree with your thinking. Just that getting a second body requires more investment and I was trying to keep costs down. Already plan on getting a GoPro 9/10 for water and underwater stuff. Maybe I can buy a used X-T2/3. Youíre probably right that tripod will be too bulky and inconvenient. Might bring a monopod and double it as hiking stick then.
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