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Alaska in a week need advice!

 
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Jun 08, 2009 19:20 |  #1

I managed to get a free week long trip to Alaska with my relatives :D and am looking for some advice. I'm going on a small whale watching cruise (under 100 people) and will be spending a day in Juneau and a day in Sitka (I will visit the Raptor Center), we will also be going around Tracy Arm, Fredrick Sound, Icy Strait and Glacier Bay. I've never been before and am not sure what to expect.

I will be taking my 50D and 100-400mm lens. Is there any other gear I should bring?(I'm trying to rent a wide angle lens)

If any one has any tips or advice for photographing in Alaska (I'll be mainly on the water) PLEASE SHARE!! I'm leaving soon and want to make sure I come back with some good shots.




  
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Jun 08, 2009 21:20 |  #2

Bring something to keep your gear dry!




  
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Jun 10, 2009 12:56 |  #3

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Bring something to keep your gear dry!

Even a few high quality ZipLock bags could be quite valuable - I have a 100-400, and have been able to easily find big ZipLocks that the lens and body together fit into no problem. WalMart has 'em. Just remember to let it out of the bag (or open the bag up a bit) when you're out of the moisture so that your gear can breathe & air out a bit.


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Jun 14, 2009 14:30 |  #4

Thanks for the advice with the rain protection. Unfortunately it looks like it's going to rain when I'm there so I went and got some big ziplock bags. Does anyone have any more tips or advice and maybe some ideas of what too shoot in the rain?




  
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Jun 14, 2009 14:49 as a reply to  @ asc's post |  #5

another alternative for under $30 Canadian.
http://www.mec.ca …%3Eprd_id=84552​4442628847 (external link)


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Jun 14, 2009 15:21 |  #6

If it's actually raining, you'll definitely want to have your lens hood on. Raindrops on your lens' front element will ruin otherwise good images.

I've seen some folks come back with wonderful Brown Bear photos that were shot in the rain. If there is going to be alot of water in your images, such as wildlife on beaches or in rivers, then a rainy day beats a sunny day hands down.


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Jun 14, 2009 15:37 |  #7

I live on Vancouver Island which is basicly the same scenery minus the glaiicers.Beg borrow or steel the widest lens you can get.


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Jun 22, 2009 00:48 as a reply to  @ halitime's post |  #8

You absolutely HAVE to bring something wider than that. I was in Alaska 2 years ago and the majority of my shots were with my 17-40mm. There is so much gorgeous scenery to see.

Your 100-400 will be great for birds, whales and some glacier shots, but not necessarily much else.

A tripod may also be useful.


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