I've bitten the bullet and gone for Nikon's 200-400mm howitzer for a safari this September in Africa. Does anyone have any recommendations for lens support? We will be in standard open top safari rovers, I have a sandbag but believe this lens is too heavy to hand hold especially at longer focal lengths. Not sure if the cars will have rails that I can clamp a gimbal head to, but I have seen a lot of photos of people using monopods and a gimbal head on safari.
Also if anyone has any experience using a teleconverter with this lens (I was thinking maybe the 1.4 or 1.7), I read one forum that suggested they are not so practical with this lens.
I appreciate any thoughts!