In addition to our world-renowned Photo hides and the PhotoMashatu Vehicle we have at Mashatu, we also have a lens rental facility for our clients to use. The lenses we have chosen relate directly to the most frequently used focal lengths required for excellent images of Mashatu’s wildlife.
The lens rental service means that there is a fully comprehensive photographic product at Mashatu that offers visitors something no other destination in Africa can.
Read more about the lenses and how to rent them when you visit Mashatu below.
If you don’t own or use a long reach zoom or Prime lens, then the immediate difference in your image quality when using one of our lenses will be the first noticeable effect. The lenses have been crafted for high end results offering the best in sharpness and speed.
If you already own a Lens, then the ability to rent one eliminates the need to bring along your own. Many people don’t own super zoom lenses that reach beyond 300mm. Our lenses all go beyond 300mm zoom length. This allows you to get crystal clear and close up images of your subjects. Some of our lenses extend to 600mm which allows for extreme zooming in to get images of small birds and the “eye of the elephant”.
At Mashatu, the desired zoom length for photographing wildlife is between 400 and 500mm.
Renting a lens will offer you:
Our selection of Lenses:
Sigma's new range of SPORT Lenses is a testament to excellent and versatile zoom lenses. The close focusing distance of 150mm and the far reaching 600mm ensure that whether you are in the photo hides or out on game drive, you can capture all the action. These lenses offer extreme versatility and flexibility, which in turn, means it is very easy for you to use and take excellent images with.
Our Canon 500mm f4 and Nikon 600mm f4 Prime Lenses offer quality that match their impressive size. A Prime Lens is a fixed focal length and thus versatility is not an option. However, it doesn’t come as a surprise that professional photographers worldwide opt for these lenses to ensure the highest quality images in terms of sharpness and clarity. A low aperture of f4 means these lenses perform exceptionally well in low light conditions. The Autofocus on these two lenses is exceptionally fast and for action or birds in flight, these lenses are outstanding.
Our rental selection:
1 x SIGMA Nikon 150 – 600mm f5.6 - 6.3
1 x SIGMA Canon 150 – 600mm f5.6 - 6.3
1 x CANON 500mm f4
1 x NIKON 600mm f4
1 x 7d Canon Body
Cost of rental
The cost for 2016 and 2017 USD $95.00 per lens per day and USD $50 per body per day.