Sue Flood - Botswana

October 2013 -  BOTSWANA

In late October, I travelled to one of my favourite places on the planet - the wonderful Abu Camp in the Okavango Delta, Botswana (www.abucamp.com) with my dear friends Harry and Judith, for a fabulous elephant back safari.

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I carried two Canon bodies, my Canon EOS 1DS III (Discontinued - See Canon EOS 1DX Mark III) and also my Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body, along with my Canon EF 300mm f2.8L IS II USM Lens, Canon EF-70-200mm F2.8L IS II USM Lens (succeded by the Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8L IS III USM Lens), Canon EF 16-35mm f2.8 II L USM Lens (succeeded by the Canon EF 16-35mm f2.8L III USM Lens) and Canon EF 24-105mm f4L IS USM Lens (succeeded by the Canon EF 24-105mm f4L IS II USM Lens) and my new series Canon extender EF 2x III, which I have been very impressed with when used in conjunction with my 300mm.  On this occasion I didn't carry a tripod as I needed to keep my weight down on the smaller plane to the lodge.

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The Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body with the Canon EF 300mm f2.8L IS II USM Lens was ideal when I was driving round in the safari vehicle.

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As always, I carried my point and shoot Canon Powershot G12 with me everywhere - great for photographing the gorgeous sunrise from my luxury tent every morning! And very useful when perched on top of our lovely elephants.

It was a great trip and I'll be back!

Equipment used - Click on link for more details

Canon DLSR Camera Body: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body

Canon DSLR Camera Body: Canon EOS 1DS III(Discontinued - See Canon EOS 1DX Mark III)

Canon DLSR Lens: Canon EF 300mm f2.8L IS II USM

Canon DLSR Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm f2.8 II L USM Lens (succeeded by the Canon EF 16-35mm f2.8L III USM Lens)

Canon DLSR Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f4L IS USM Lens (succeeded by the Canon EF 24-105mm f4L IS II USM Lens)

Canon DLSR Lens: Canon EF-70-200mm F2.8L IS II USM Lens (succeded by the Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8L IS III USM Lens)

Gitzo TRipod: Gitzo Ocean Traveler GK1582OT Tripod (Discontinued, please see our full range of tripods here)

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  • By Sue Flood
  • 1 Nov 2013

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