Here is a great selection of camera gear for a safari, but will it fit in the 35 lbs total luggage limit? The list below covers dual camera bodies, and super wide-angle to 400 mm zoom, with an option for a 800 mm zoom.
• Canon 5D DSLR (12.9 MP, FF) - 810g
• Canon 20D DSLR (8MP, 1.6x) - 685g
• Cannon EF-S 10-22mm F/3.5-4.5 USM - 385g
• Cannon EF 28-300mm F/3.5-5.6L IS USM 1670g
• Cannon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM 1380g
• Canon EF 1.4X II extender - 220g
• Canon EF 2.0X II extender - 265g
Would I have enough reach with the 100-400mm lens? I could add the 1.4x extender but the 2.x extender might be stretching the image quality.
An interesting long reach zoom lens is
• Sigma 300-800mm f/5.6 EX DG APO IF HSM lens - 5870g (and 21.3" in length)
But is it practical on safari?
Instead of the 28-300mm, should I take a
• Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 EX DG HSM - 1800g
Total weight of the Canon kit above is 5415g, the Sigma 300-800 would make it total 11,285, or 24.87 lbs. Add to that a camera bag that can handle this load and you are looking at 30 lbs total just in camera gear.
Clearly this is a bit much, what to cut?