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Martin Kristiansen

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Tanzania in August
« on: June 26, 2019, 04:46:59 am »

My partner is an engineering geologist currently working a three month contract in Tanzania. Contract finishes end July and I will be flying up to join her for a holiday returning home 18 August.

We are looking at various options right now but I am mostly interested in the coastal region and Islands south of Dar. Kilwa, Mafia and so on. I would like to photograph the old forts and ruins on Kilwa. Perhaps a side trip up to Pangani.

Not sure about game reserves for this trip. If there is a lake or mountain involved I may look at its not really a focus.

Equipment decisions are now the thing. I will most likely take a single body, leave the A7RIII at home perhaps and take the A9. I fancy some street photography in Dar. I need to think about it a bit more. Travel could be rough and I donít want to be burdened with tons of stuff.
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Re: Tanzania in August
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2019, 01:54:30 pm »

I've was in/around Moshi and Arusha a couple of years ago to climb Kilimanjaro. So it's not the same zone but I did stay near Lake Manyara while taking a safari in nearby game parks.
That area (which is not far from Arusha) is spectacular, especially the wildlife. But staying in the public campground by the lake almost got my camera stolen when thieves came into our tent cabin during the night. My tent mate lost a bag with three cameras and all his Kilimanjaro photos. My decision to sleep with my bag next to my head proved to be a good one.
Besides that incident everyone was friendly, but it reinforced my decision to travel a little lighter with a less valuable camera than my best stuff. A little close for comfort!
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Re: Tanzania in August
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2019, 02:19:21 pm »

I will certainly take that on board. Wonít be my first trip to the area but itís been a while so thats important information for me. If I feel shot out around Kilwa I could end up in the Arusha Moshi area.
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Re: Tanzania in August
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2019, 03:39:51 am »

Returned from Tanzania a few days ago. Had a very good trip. I will post a few images on his thread in case anyone is interested. The image of the chimp was taken in Gombe the national park on Tanganyika where Jane Goodall has her quite famous institute. I am no wildlife photographer that is for sure but I enjoy having a go now an again. I shot this with the Sony A9 and a Sigma 100 to 400.
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Re: Tanzania in August
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2019, 04:45:37 am »

Lake Tanganyika.
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Re: Tanzania in August
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2019, 06:59:02 am »

64000 ISO. This was our three our ride to Gombe National Park. Fooling around with high iso
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Re: Tanzania in August
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2019, 06:03:52 pm »

Nice images.  The 64000 ISO is impressive.

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Re: Tanzania in August
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2019, 01:41:01 am »

Thank you Miles. As an old man with a long history in film trying to push TriX it seems miraculous to me to be able to shoot hand held in conditions where you can barely see. I did do post on this to reduce noise but still.
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