For a number of reasons i have to admit that i have been a bit naughty of recent and am feeling rather guilty. The absence of regular posts when i have a bucket load of good pics sitting here is one good reason for my guilt. But more seriously than that the first action of my new marriage has been to spend our entire life’s savings on new toys to play with. Thankfully this time i did ask my wife’s permission (unlike the last time i bought a camera!).
So a month after i bought them, and in the capable hands of one of my best friends who had the onerous task of bringing them out to Uganda for me without breaking them, i finally received a new 5d Mark II, Battery grip, 430 EXII Speedlite, batteries, memory cards and a brand new 25-105mm, 70-200mm f2.8, and 100-400mm set of lenses.
I know the photographers out there understand the excitement about these new toys. Simply some of the best equipment you can buy. So guiltily i have been playing around with my new toys and have completely abandoned this blog, my wife, and the friend who brought over the gear for me…
Well almost, the new equipment and my friends presence in Uganda, allowed me the chance to squeeze in some weekend game drives. We spent 24 magical hours in Queen Elizabeth NP, Uganda, a breathtaking sunset shoot in Lake Kivu, Rwanda, and two days in one of my favourite parks, Akagera NP, Rwanda.
I am penniless and tired but am frantically working through my images to get some up on the blog and put up the many from Kidepo which are still lying in a folder!!!!
Please forgive me and look forward to some really great images from the last couple of weeks.
After months of torment on which lens to buy and after only having my new gear for a matter of days Canon have announced the production of what might just be the most perfect safari lens ever made. A 200-400mm lens to rival the excellent nikon but with the additional feature of a built in teleconverter and four stop image stabilisation. I wouldn’t believe it myself had i not read it directly on the Canon website.
It might not be available for another couple of years but it is definitely time to start saving !!!