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  • Zambezi Voyager

My camera gear for Wild Waterways Of Botswana

This year our feature photo safari takes us to the Chobe region in the north east part of Botswana. Here is my thinking on what gear to take. Botswana is an amazing country. It’s blessed with unimaginable beauty in the form of Africa’s most exciting rivers for wildlife and adventure, [...]

By |28th March 2014|Equipment, Safari Planning|Comments Off on My camera gear for Wild Waterways Of Botswana
  • The Himba of Namibia

The Himba People of Namibia

It's hot outside. The dashboard of the Land Rover tells me its about 40C. There's not much shade, so we try not to stray too far from the vehicle until we have met up with our guide, who is going to take us through to a village of traditional Himba [...]

By |4th December 2013|Photography, Trip Reports|Comments Off on The Himba People of Namibia

Review: Sunwayfoto FB-28 Tripod Mini Ballhead

One of the biggest advantages of the micro four thirds system is that of its light weight. In my case being able to pack a camera and three lenses (covering the FX equivalent of 28-350mm) into a bag that is only slightly bigger than the standard issue bag my Nikon 24-70/2.8 zoom lens came with, has me feeling quite content with myself, borderline smug, in fact. The only disadvantage I have found with this lightweight system is that because it’s so light, good camera support becomes increasingly important, especially if you’re into using your lightweight kit for things like landscapes and architectural type shots where a tripod is essential. My current m43 kit comprises two bodies, namely the Panasonic Lumix GF-1 and the amazing Olympus OM-D E-M5. I have three Panasonic lenses; the 14-45mm kit lens that came with the GF-1, a Panasonic 45-175mm that I bought as a lightweight telephoto carry around and my most recent acquisition was a Panasonic/Leica 45mm 2.8 Macro. Leaving out the GF-1 it all fits perfectly into a little Hama video camera bag I picked up brand new for under $25. […]

By |22nd January 2013|Equipment|Comments Off on Review: Sunwayfoto FB-28 Tripod Mini Ballhead
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