The Masai Mara is and extremely diverse area with a variety of different photographic opportunities, from predator and general game activity to the greatest wildlife spectacle on earth, the great migration.
In these two videos, Michael Laubscher and Michael Applesamy discuss their ideal set up using Canon and Nikon gear in the Masai Mara to maximise your photographic portfolio.
I hope that you find these two videos helpful and remember that we do have a rental division that can cater to your every photographic need.
Until next time,
Wild Eye Rental Gear
Over the past years, Wild Eye has developed quite the diverse range of camera gear to rent out to all our guests who travel with us. We have quite a variety of Nikon and Canon DSLR's, recently adding 3 mirrorless R6 Canon bodies with adaptors and the new RF 100mm - 500mm F4,5 - F7,1 and massive range of different focal length lenses to rent for both brands. This is a department that is constantly growing and developing as technology develops too. We are constantly looking at updating and improving this division.
With such a wide variety of camera gear on hand, we can recommend and combine a variety of different gear depending on the destination you are heading to, this allows you to get the best out of your photography and to create diverse wildlife portfolio.
Canon R6 For Wildlife Photography
Here is a recap:
- Set the camera to continuous high-speed burst mode: This will allow you to take multiple shots in quick succession, which is useful when trying to capture fast-moving wildlife.
- Select a fast shutter speed: To freeze motion and prevent blur, you should select a fast shutter speed. A shutter speed of 1/1000th of a second or faster is recommended for wildlife photography.
- Use a wide aperture: A wide aperture (small f-number) will help to isolate the subject and create a shallow depth of field, making the subject stand out against the background.
- Use a long lens: A long lens will allow you to zoom in on distant wildlife and fill the frame with your subject. A lens with a focal length of at least 300mm is recommended for wildlife photography.
- Use autofocus: The Canon EOS R6 has advanced autofocus system, use it to quickly and accurately focus on your subject.
- Turn off image stabilization: If you are using a tripod or other stable support, turn off image stabilization to prevent any unwanted camera movement.
- Keep your camera clean: Dust and dirt on your camera's sensor can cause spots or smudges on your photos. Make sure to keep your camera clean and change your lens in a dust-free environment.
- Experiment with different settings: Play around with different settings and see what works best for the specific situation you are in.
- Be patient: Wildlife photography can be challenging, so be prepared to be patient and wait for the perfect shot.