My wife and I are going on a once in a lifetime holiday to New Zealand for our honeymoon in just over a week's time. We're going to spend most of the time driving around the south island visiting many beautiful locations, including Mount Cook and the dark sky reserve, and Milford Sound.
Being a one time opportunity, I want to make a good photographic record of our trip, so I'm thinking of taking some of my camera gear with me. The problem is, I haven't had much time for photography for a few years now and I'm a bit rusty on the know-how. There's also the luggage limits to take into account. So I'm here for some advice on what to take.
I have 5Dii and 7D bodies, 17-40L, 24-105L, 100-400L zooms, and some non-L primes: 28/1.8, 50/1.4, 85/1.8. I expect a large amount of the photos I will take will be landscapes, and I hope to get some shots of the southern night sky from the dark sky reserve. I can't say I'm particularly competent at wildlife photography, but if the opportunity presents itself I'll give it a try.
With all this in mind, I'm thinking of taking the 5D body with the 17-40L for landscapes and skies, 100-400L for wildlife and the 50/1.8 for general shooting when wandering around towns etc. I'm going to buy a Manfrotto PIXI mini tripod for the sky shots, and take my cable shutter release as well.
Does this seem like a sensible approach? What might people do differently?
Thanks in advance for any advice.