Good point. I have sent pics to Carl offline and responded personally to him.
If daveg did buy a nikon teleconverter he would be very disappointed, 200mm f8 is not great anyway but
-No current DX lenses fit the nikon extenders.
-Take appropriate support for the camera system you use.
-No I dont think missing 35/40-50 and 51-70 is an issue. Crop or walk 10m.
-Ansel Adams did ok with just a 50mm lens!
-The slr kits would fit in a tank bag
-Lens = quality. Take the best lens you can afford, how much would it cost to come back and then photograph this again?
-There's some margin between clairvouyance and planning. Those kits offer the best quality that would cover most subjects (with the weight restrictions) of a biker.
-Lee Filters http://www.leefilters.com/camera/pro...46C9C1B6AA3DD/
I still disagree. HDR is not simple to do, and though initial bracketing is simple, a ND grad is extremely simple and quick plus less costly on harddrive space. I have never experienced a problem finding storage for the lens/filter mount adapter.
-If you can do it all in photoshop, then why bother take a flash or wait for great lighting? Someone could get the same effect in photoshop right?
-National Geographic are unrelentingly picky about unmanipulated digital images. Perhaps their standards are a good one to aim for.
-I wrap up filters in a portion of one of these http://www.eos-magazine.com/Sales%20...ccessorie.html
though if you have issues with dust on the filter, I dread to think what issues you would have with dust on the sensor.
-Are you taking a sensor cleaning kit?
-I have seen a Nik D70 and an EOS 300D rattle apart on a 1 week safari (Dodoma road) Carls hasnt yet, dispite best attempts, but he acknowledges that all machines will fail. A higher series camera will last longer. eg 30D/D200 series and up. Nik D1/2/3 and EOS 1 series are sold with good reason
-Quality wise with film there are no restrictions, with Digital there is. Hence getting the best available includes body.
Nikon D200-£600 , 17-35 £895, 70-200 £900 (80-200 f2.8 £650), 50mm 1.8 £80 1.7 teleconverter £260, SB800 £225
Total retail Cost = £3610.
Second hand in USA you will get this much cheaper.