The important thing to be taken care by a photographer who visits Mara is the service provider. If you fail to find the best team, your trip is going to be just another regular safari trip. But if you are in the best hands, then you can make magical frames from Mara. That's what I have experienced from my trips to Masai Mara so far. For me, Masai Mara is my second home. Whenever I get the time, I pack my bag and book my flight to Nairobi.
It was my 16th trip to Masai Mara in the month of December 2017 and the first ever trip with my Sony equipment. I was carrying Sony A9, Sony A7R3, Sony RX10 IV, SEL100400GM, SEL70200GM and SEL1635GM. I was so happy to travel light- no more carrying heavy equipment! It was, overall, a different experience. I was so excited and a little nervous as I know I have to handle completely different gears.
The challenge was to create some interesting frames. Masai Mara has been explored by many photographers who have captured beautiful frames. I wanted to experiment by doing something different. So I did some low level photography by approaching near the animal, by keeping a safe distance, using Sony A7R3 and 16-35mm lens. The silent shutter function in the A7R3 helped me get some beautiful pictures without disturbing the animal.
I was experimenting some low light photography using high ISO in my Sony A9 along with Sony 100-400mm GM lens. This combination was simply superb. I just loved the fast focusing and the high fps. The quality of the pictures taken even after the sunset was wonderful. The 20 fps feature and accurate focus tracking is so good, I can now confidently press the shutter, and don’t have to think of losing any frames while some action is happening in the field.