On Safari Again – Namibia

I will not able to post or check email while I am out for the next month.  Besides checking out some new locations for my Namibia 2015 trip, I will be shooting primarily medium format this time around with some exceptions for those creative shots that I have in my mind.

So what is in my kit this time around?

Hasselblad H5D with 35-90mm zoom, and a 150mm lenses.  I really wanted to bring my 210mm but the weight kept me back.  Also wanted a 28mm prime but the used one I looked at during the last week being state side, turned out to have some serious fungi growing inside it.  When the lens returns from the Hasselblad repair facility, I’m sure I will get another shot at this wonderful piece of glass.

Nikon D800 and a Nikon D4 with 16mm fish eye, 14-24mm, 70-200 f/2.8, and TX1.4.

I selected the D4 strictly for night photography and low light work.  The D800 is my medium format back up.

Rounding out the equipment is a full set of Lee NDs, both solid and graduated, and a 105mm B-W polarizer.

For bags, I used my trusty BAD bag for clothing with most of my  camera gear going into my Gura Gear Bataflae 32L.  For basic equipment transport followed up with my Chobe for computer and accessory support. With tons of walking in front of me, I changed things up a bit.  The medium format gear all went into my new Ulinta with the medium pro insert.  This will work great as it will allow me to put the rain cover and place it back down on the sand without have to worry too much about sand contamination.  Accessing the camera gear will be a dream getting at it from the inside or harness side of the backpack.  The 35mm gear went into a Think Tank belt system, only because I had it  and had used it before in Namibia (remember, it is hot at heck here and the more you keep off of your back the better off you are). Oh yes, I’ll have water bottles will be hanging off of me like there is no tomorrow.

Cheers and happy photo’ing