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Old Sep 10, 2006, 8:37 AM   #1
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Hi All!

I'm new to the dSLR world. I just bought a Canon XTI and the EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS lens. Going on an African Safari next year and was wondering the that lens would get me close enough to the animals? If not, do you recommend a specific teleconverter? Would there be any problems with this setup on a safari considering the lighting should be good?

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Old Sep 10, 2006, 12:50 PM   #2
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The 70-300mm definitely has good reach (and factor in the XTi's 1.6x crop factor). I'm not sure how close you'll be to animals on the safari - that'll judge how much reach you'll need.
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Old Sep 10, 2006, 3:52 PM   #3
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It very much depends on the type of animals you want to get shots of and the kind of safari.

Basically you should be fine, I've used a 70-300 and it gave me all the reach I wanted except for birds.

And birds are a whole different class of photography. The fact that you might be on safari is somewhat besides the point for bird shots.
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