Hi all, As promised.. I know there are other threads out there on lens options for a safari, on multiple fora and multiple sites. I've read through as many of them as possible. So hopefully my questions are fairly specific. I have a pretty robust budget for new glass, but I'm trying to avoid getting glass that I won't use a whole lot more afterwards. A 400 2.8 isn't in the cards for me, for instance. And the 80-400 or a big telezoom aren't really "standard" lenses for me. Therefore, I'm going to be renting, unless someone has a recommendation not to. bodies: I have a D600 and a D300. I still love the D300 but figure 12MP is a bit low. I'm thinking of renting a D7500. Thoughts? lenses: I'm hearing go with a wide angle and a long telephoto. wide options I already own: Nikon 14-24 Nikon 18-35 AF-D I'm worried the 14-24 is too heavy, plus its bulbous front element means I can't protect it with a UV filter. I would be willing to consider an upgrade to the 18-35 AFS if that's a good option for a lighter weight wider lens. The 14-24 could double for astro photography, though, which is an interesting but not primary goal. I suppose I could do the 18-35 plus a wide prime. Maybe the Sigma 20 1.4? I would put the wide angle on the D600. telephoto options would need to be rented. I'm thinking one of the following: 80-400 AFS VR 300 f4 (might consider buying this one) 200-500 f5.6 Sigma 150-600 this would go on the D7500 for the extra crop factor to give me a bit more reach. thoughts?