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I am an avid adventurer, conservationist, teacher, and outdoor photographer whose photography celebrates the African landscape and its rich wildlife, people, and culture. My photographic safaris allow my travelers to not only enhance their understanding of photography, lighting, and wildlife, but to develop a life-long admiration for Africa ‘s beauty and culture.

Banana Republic recently used my photographs as the cornerstone of their Urban Safari campaign, and my images were seen in all 750 stores around the globe, as well as in their billboards, catalogs and annual report. I was also the winner of the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year in the ‘Wild Places’ category in 2008 and a highly commended in the ‘Creative Visions of Nature’ category in 2007.

I launched Gura Gear in 2008, in an attempt to deliver lightweight camera bags to the market. I was looking for a lightweight camera bag to hold all of my photographic gear, and there was nothing desirable on the market that suited my needs. After spending 2 years with many prototypes, the Gura Gear Kiboko bag was born. More products are now available on the Gura Gear web site.




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Canon 300mm and 400mm f/2.8L IS Version 2 Lenses are now shipping to dealers


Great news, folks. For those who have been waiting for the new Canon 300mm f/2.8 and 400mm f/2.8L IS II lenses, they are now shipping to select dealers. The new lenses have been redesigned optical systems as well as the latest Image Stabilization (IS). Get on the list ASAP if you ever anticipate wanting one in the next 3 to 6 months, as I anticipate a very tight supply.

Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II lens is US$7,299 over at B&H

Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II lens is US$11,499 over at B&H

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Reader Comments (6)

Where is the 200-400mm in the queue?

August 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJames Weis

200-400mm will be a 2012 item, as I have heard this from numerous sources from inside Canon.

August 28, 2011 | Registered CommenterAndy Biggs

Andy, I think I have read some time ago that the 200-400mm was going to have an inbuilt 1.4x extender? Have you heard anything about that?

August 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJohn Buchanan

John, great question. I wrote about it a while back:

Don't expect the 200-400mm to be available in 2011, though.

August 30, 2011 | Registered CommenterAndy Biggs

Yes Andy, however the interesting thing is that there is no mention of the built-in 1.4x extender in the specs shown on the B&H website. I would have thought that Canon would be promoting that feature as part of their marking campaign.

August 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJohn Buchanan

B&H is, well, B&H. Definitely look at Canon's own material and you will notice the teleconverter fairly quickly. It is a big selling point for me, for sure.

August 30, 2011 | Registered CommenterAndy Biggs

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