Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Lens – review

I think that this lens is one of the most exciting things to happen for photographers for some time. Its light, its fast, its sharp and because its light its going to give me lots more shots.  Imagine crawling on the ground photographing elephants. With this lens you can shoot them at 400 mm […]

By |October 15th, 2014|Lenses, Reviews|5 Comments

Camera supports for long lenses

Keeping large fast lenses such as the Nikon 400 mm 2,8  (it weighs upwards of 4 kilograms) steady on game drives provides a significant challenge for photographers. If you are shooting with big glass, my advice is to get some good support. Not only could it save the sharpness of your image but it […]

By |September 16th, 2013|General Equipment, Lenses|0 Comments

Sigma 120 – 300 f2,8 on test

Finding the right zoom lens for wildlife photography is not easy or cheap. Sigma has been making some really great lenses that fit Canon and Nikon mounts that are often up to 50% less in price and the quality is excellent. I was particularly tempted by this  variable 2,8 zoom lens that has been creating quite a stir amongst sport and wildlife photographers. It is something that neither Nikon or Canon have in their arsenals and it was great to put it on test on a recent trip to Botswana. […]

By |May 10th, 2013|Lenses, Reviews|4 Comments