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Sep 02, 2010 17:53 |  #1

Preparing for a trip to Redwoods NP, CA.
Please suggest lens for the trip to go with 5D from your prior experiences.

Pool : 24-105, 17-40 , 70-200/4, 50/1.4

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Sep 02, 2010 17:55 |  #2

17-40. Those trees are huge and you won't be able to get very far away without being obscured by another tree -- you'll definitely want that wide angle perspective




  
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Sep 02, 2010 17:55 |  #3

All of the above.


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Sep 02, 2010 18:06 |  #4

haven't been to redwoods yet, but i've used a 17-55mm on a 40D at both muir woods and sequoia NP. and 17mm wasn't even wide enough to get some trees completely in one shot.

the 17-40mm on your 5D may be able to do that though.


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Sep 02, 2010 18:31 |  #5

Jigglypuff wrote in post #10839282 (external link)
17-40. Those trees are huge and you won't be able to get very far away without being obscured by another tree -- you'll definitely want that wide angle perspective

My thoughts exactly. The attraction of the redwoods is their sheer size, so the more of that you can capture, the better.


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Sep 02, 2010 18:39 |  #6

Just got back from the Redwoods, the wider the better. My first choice on a 5d would be a 16-35. But a 17-40 would be nice too. Have you thought about a wide tilt shift? That would be fun but perhaps a zoom would be more versatile. I think I only used my 19-35 and 50/1.4 the whole trip.
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Sep 02, 2010 20:34 |  #7

I was there a few years back, a beutiful place, indeed. I remember a that time I was shooting my Canon AT-1 with a Vivitar 70-210 and I also was carrying with me a Canon FD 50mm f/1.4. I did well with both lenses. However, if I were to go again I would like to take with me a 17-40 f/4 or a 16-35 f/2.8 since if is a cloudy day it will be dark inside the forest. The trees are truly amazing. Also don't forget to carry a 70-200. Have fun and good luck to you.


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Sep 02, 2010 21:10 |  #8

I'd take all of them, but if you need to leave something behind the 24-105 can probably stay at home.

There are lots of trees to be seen, but don't miss out on the prairies, elk reserves, and the night sky. If you have some extra time, venture out to the "Lost Coast" area.

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Sep 02, 2010 21:16 |  #9

MikeFairbanks wrote in post #10839285 (external link)
All of the above.

+1. Are you limited to a certain amount of lenses? If you could only bring one, I'd pick the 24-105. If you could only bring two, I'd pick the 17-40 and 70-200. The 17-40 is nice for some applications, but we have a whole lot more to offer than just big flippin trees.


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Sep 02, 2010 23:08 |  #10

Giant Redwoods?

Do they make a 5mm? LOL...




  
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Sep 02, 2010 23:15 as a reply to  @ gkarris's post |  #11

I'd take all 3 zooms; on top of the woods, themselves, there are some great beach areas, and several areas that coastal elk herd(s) frequent. If you get the chance to shoot pics of the elk, I guarantee you're not gonna want the 17-40 ;)


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Sep 03, 2010 11:30 |  #12

Oh, bring a tripod if you can. As someone mentioned, it's a pretty dark area due to all the shade and you're going to want a narrow aperture to get enough DOF.




  
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Sep 03, 2010 11:47 |  #13

Hi Folks, Thanks for sharing you experience. Thanks Lani Kai for smugmug link..looks amazing


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Dec 27, 2010 21:48 |  #14

mzondeki wrote in post #10839274 (external link)
Preparing for a trip to Redwoods NP, CA.
Please suggest lens for the trip to go with 5D from your prior experiences.

Pool : 24-105, 17-40 , 70-200/4, 50/1.4

Thanks

Bet you have been there by now. But will second the 12-40mm in the 2nd reply.

I've also found that a fisheye has very little use in the redwoods, although a little bit if someone want a fun lens for rare opportunities, and maybe some slugs or something.

But there is some cool stuff above 150 feet if you look up there, and 250mm to 300mm would be a great range to include in the bag. There are fern mats, owls, ravens, huckleberry shrubs and odd shaped growth way up overhead. Sometimes I'm not even sure what I'm taking pics of until back home and enlarging full resolution on the computer screen.

The shot below was with a point and shoot, but shows a bit of what I mean. That was handheld standing on a steep slope, and that redwood top is just over 300 feet up. Taken at 30 x zoom with the SX10. No way that a 10-40mm stands a chance to capture anything up there.


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Dec 27, 2010 22:03 as a reply to  @ mdvaden's post |  #15

This is not very clear, but again, hand held, and with the SX10. This top is even taller. Over 350 feet. Even though its not crystal clear crisp, we can at least see that the foliage up there is not the double ranks of needles usually seen lower on a coast redwood. The top foliage of the super tall coast redwoods is almost giant sequoia resembling.

If you use a 5D, 250mm and a tripod, I can imagine how nice your top shots could be.


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