So I'm going to South Africa/Botswana in a little over a month. I fully intend to put more clicks on my camera in these two weeks than I have in the past two years combined.
My current setup is pretty boring - 30D, Sigma 105mm 2.8, Canon 50mm 1.8, Tamron 17-50mm 2.8, 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS. The only equipment that I own that I plan on using is the 30D and the Tamron. We've got some fairly strict weight restrictions for baggage, so I want to take as little as possible.
I'm pretty sure I've decided on renting the 100-400mm IS f/4.5. That seems to be the best affordable lens for safaris and wildlife shooting. I also plan on renting a grip.
Since my primary focus will be wildlife rather than landscapes, do you think I should go ahead and keep with my tamron alone or should I opt for a better wide lens? The tamron is alright, but it's nothing spectacular. I get poor AF in low light, and that's a bit worrisome since I'll probably be doing some early morning/late night game drives.
And yeah, this is the lens forum so it's a bit off topic, and I know this is typically ill advised, but I feel like I should be packing a better camera. Again, nothing wrong with my 30D, but I feel like I should have something better to document my one trip of a lifetime. Should I even consider renting a second body for my primary use and giving the 30D to my travel partner to use?
Any advice is appreciated.