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Thanks the informative blog Kylie. Your blogs have always got something to learn.

Master Tracker

Exactly , the half frame makes a lot of sense for wildlife unless you are a pro, but the sensors in terms of capacity have come on in leaps and bounds and a Canon 7d11 now has more the sensor capacity as an original Canon 1. The real issue is weather shielding , and many full frame cameras have better weather shielding than the half frame models. The Canon 7d11 is fully weather shielded (other cameras are available) . I am headed for somewhere in remote Kenya later this year and I am expecting a lot of dust, so that camera is my first choice.

Hi Ian, Thanks for the comments. I didn’t know that about the weather shielding. I do know most modern cameras are tremendously robust, and a slight drizzle shouldn’t necessarily deter you from taking photos. I definitely keep my 5D out when there are a few drops falling…

Master Tracker

Full frame tend to get the full weather shielding because they are more likely to be pro- users. It’s dust as well as rain. The same applies to lenses. Think of the 100-400 and imagine it being in constant use in Londolozi type conditions, now imagine extending it and contracting it and the dust that could be sucked in.

Great blog explaining the differences between the two. I used a Canon 7dmark ii on our visit which worked brilliantly. However when we eventually return to Londolozi I will be much more conscious of the low light capabilities of my camera. On balance I think that’s more important at Londolozi as we can get really close to the animals which perhaps lessens the need for very long zooms. As ever it’s a personal choice

Good point Gillian. I use a full frame sensor camera, which definitely helps in low light, and that was one of the primary reasons I bought it.

Digital Ranger

Very interesting blog – is there a camera which has both options available? Ie you can have full frame and select a cropped option? Or is it either or?

Kimbo as far as I’m aware it’s always one or the other…

Thanks Kylie! We love our full frame Canons and the larger image size to give us more to work with in Lightroom! Keep the tips coming!

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