My wife and I are closer to planning a visit to Glacier National Park, probably this summer or 2019 at the latest. Will probably be staying close to roads and parking areas, possibly short hikes but we’re still in the early planning phase. Probably late Spring or late Summer to hopefully cut down on the crowds.
I’m still running my Canon 60D. Current lenses are the kit 18-135, Canon 55-250 (not the latest version), and a 50mm Canon lens. In the past I wanted the 100-400L, can’t afford the latest version. I’ve also considered one of the Sigma or Tamron 150-600mm lenses. For the wide end of things I’ve wanted a 10-22 Canon for a long time, and even though the 10-18 is less expensive I always go back to considering the 10-22 for some subjective reason. It has neen a couple of years since I’ve put much effort into lens research so I plan to refresh myself with current offerings because I’m sure things have changed.
Apart from the trip I do mostly family events and grandkid’s sports. I do like shooting some landscapes and wildlife and birds and such. Also city-scapes, waterfront scenes, and general wide ranging stuff and throwing in the occasional bicycle race.
Currently the 18-135 lives on the camera 95% of the time. And when I’m using the 55-250 it is rarely too long at the 55mm end and is often too short at the 250mm end.
Anyway, I’m very open to listening to opinions on what you would shop for, or perhaps more importantly what you would avoid. For now I’ll ballpark a $1,000 budget give or take a little.
Thank you in advance for any insight or suggestions. In the mean time I’ll go refresh myself with the current and older lens reviews.