A trip to the Serengeti--need some advice on glass
My wife and I are going to Africa in a couple of weeks for a climb of Kilimanjaro and a week in the Serengeti. I'm comfortable with the mountaineering photography, but I've never done any meaningful wildlife photography and I need some advice on glass. I have a whole range of lenses in my quiver: everything from an 8mm fisheye to a 400mm f/2.8 and a 1.4x extender (which I hate to use because of the reduced IQ). I'd rather not take the 400mm if it won't be useful--it's a challenge to pack and carry--but I also don't want to miss any good shots because I lack reach. Was thinking of running two bodies--older 1DX backups I have, so that the risk of theft and/or breakage isn't too big a concern--with a wider lens (maybe a 24-70 or a 70-200, depending) on one body and the other with whatever tele makes sense.
Have any of you visited the Serengeti? Any suggestions on lenses?
Thanks in advance!