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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Nice shopping today

A mega camera store is always nice. They have way too many good stuff and excellent choice. I had to leave with more stuff than anticipated.

Bought an excellent Lowepro DryZone Rover backpack for my camera equipment. Fully watersealed camera compartment and a built-in 'platypus' water container.

Last year in Madagascar I got quite frustrated with my lenses. In the spiny forest near Ifaty they had 2 main attractions: huge baobab trees and beautiful tiny little birds. That meant constant switching between my 18-55mm and 70-300mm lenses. Of course when you've just put on your 18-55mm you don't encounter baobabs, but only tiny birds. A solution for this is a typical traveller's lens that combines a wide angle with a zoom. And image stabilizer, which is much needed on safari.
So I bought a Canon EF-S 18-200mm f3.5-5.6 lens. It will solve these issues!

Next to some small stuff, I also needed a pair of Steiner Wildlife Pro binoculars (8.5x26) and a National Geographic Tundra Monopod (eenpoots statief).

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