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Yosemite backpack trip...which lens?

 
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Aug 03, 2010 02:13 |  #1

I'm going from wed to Sunday.. Which lens should I take? 24-105 or 16-35? I have a cpl for the 24-105 but none for 16-35..do I really need cpl? Can't I just pp when I come back? And also..how would I conserve battery? I have two of them. And I don't think they'll last me until Sunday. Thanks in advance!


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Aug 03, 2010 02:22 |  #2

conserve battery? why not go buy more battery? If i'm taking one lens, i'd go for 16-35. To me, it is always better to go wide and crop.


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Aug 03, 2010 02:26 |  #3

I would by one mire battery but the boss says no.. Hah


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Aug 03, 2010 02:41 |  #4

PP is not substitute for a high quality CPL.

Take both lenses.

Staying in hotel/motel? Charge the batteries then.

If not, but another battery.


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Aug 03, 2010 03:43 |  #5

get a power inverter, charge the batteries while you drive


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Aug 03, 2010 03:50 |  #6

DANATTHEROCK wrote in post #10652034 (external link)
PP is not substitute for a high quality CPL.

Take both lenses.

Staying in hotel/motel? Charge the batteries then.

If not, but another battery.

He is going backpacking into the wilderness :)

Take either lens....they are both great for the area so it is just a personal prefernece. I love my 24-70 lens in Yosemite.


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Aug 03, 2010 08:22 |  #7

I'd take the 24-105. You can always photostitch a panorama if you want wider, but 24 is still pretty wide on a FF and you might well want the reach of the 105 (or longer). And definitely have that polarizer; that's one filter that absolutely can not be replicated in post-processing (at least, if anyone tries to do so, they'll end up with a photorealistic painting rather than a photograph). Two batteries, if you start out with both fully charged, should be enough for 5 days of judicious shooting if you don't chimp to excess. Avoid Live View or shooting videos; they can burn up your battery life. Same with Servo AF, if you have the option.


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Aug 03, 2010 08:46 |  #8

If it were me I would take the 24-105.

But if it were me I would find a way to get another battery and take a second lens. :)


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Aug 03, 2010 13:26 |  #9

someone suggested that i take the 16-35 and 70-200...but the 70-200 will be heavy! what do you guys think?


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Aug 04, 2010 01:19 |  #10

i wouldn't take the 70-200 on a hiking trip to yosemite. It's too much of a mid-range lens that is almost pointless if your sole purpose would be to capture wildlife.

With your lineup, i'd go with the 16-35 and your 85 1.2 to keep things relatively compact and portable.


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Aug 04, 2010 08:56 |  #11

The 85 f/1.2? Really? The 24-105 is about 2/3 the weight of that (23+ oz. vs. 36+ oz), and extra weight is anathema to backpackers.


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Aug 04, 2010 10:43 |  #12

How many shots do you get out of a battery charge? Generally 2 should be enough unless they're really old or you're taking a crazy number of photos?

But if you need it, maybe look into picking up a solar charger.

As for lenses, I guess it depends hat you're planning on shooting? My last backpacking trip, I almost exclusively used my 10-20mm. So bring the 16-35 for sure. A CPL would be nice to have as well, it'll reduce the reflections off any water shots and bring out the blue skies.


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Aug 04, 2010 11:52 as a reply to  @ DimensionZero's post |  #13

G11 or S90 ;)
But that's just me. YMMV.


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Aug 04, 2010 17:33 |  #14

Well the reason why I recommended the 85 1.2 is to bring out the creative aspects that yosemite has to offer. I would absolutely bring an 85 1.2 with me on a trip to yosemite. But that's me.


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Aug 04, 2010 19:15 |  #15

You can't replicate a CP in Photoshop, so buy one or take it. If you have only one lens to take, take the 24-105. It's wide enough to take some great wide shots, but long enough to zoom in a bit. FWIW, I generally use my 70-200 more than my 17-40.

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