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JuliusUpNorth
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Jun 12, 2011 16:56 |  #16

For so-called light travel, I agree with the 24-105 and the Bigma. I go to Alaska frequently and would not be caught there without my 24-105 and my 100-400 (along with my 100 macro).

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Jun 12, 2011 17:57 as a reply to  @ JuliusUpNorth's post |  #17

Have decided to take my 7d with the 24-105 and a 100-400 which I ordered yesterday. Will also take a monopod and my S-95. DW will take her G10. Thanks again to all who offered help! Greatly appreciated.




  
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Jun 12, 2011 18:20 |  #18

I would suggest to bring all of your lenses. One extra lens isn't really that much more. In this case, I would leave behind the S-95 since your wife has the G10 to bring along.

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Jun 12, 2011 18:21 |  #19

RVer wrote in post #12581789 (external link)
Have decided to take my 7d with the 24-105 and a 100-400 which I ordered yesterday. Will also take a monopod and my S-95. DW will take her G10. Thanks again to all who offered help! Greatly appreciated.

Okay, so you made this decision. Good thing you ordered the 100-400 at this point. That was a good decision. I hope you two the best of fun and stay safe! We will all be looking for pictures from your journey!


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Jun 21, 2011 15:22 |  #20

RVer wrote in post #12569804 (external link)
My wife and I will be traveling to Alaska in about two weeks. We plan to do a drive around tour for about three weeks to essentially make a circle from Fairbanks down to Valdez, take a glaciers' and wildlife boat tour, ferry from Valdez to Whittier, check out the Kenai area to Homer and back, spend a couple of days in Seward. Then head back to Fairbanks, via Anchorage and points along that route, to join a 13-day cruise-tour to eventually end up in Vancouver, BC and on to Victoria before getting to Seattle. We need to travel on the light side, so seeking recommendations from those who have been to Alaska.

My primary camera is a 7D with a S-95 backup. My wife has a G10. We plan to take these three cameras. Not sure about which lens for the 7D. We do not specialize in any type of photo…will take a wide range such as people, things, wildlife, flowers, and scenery.

I have the following lens: EF 24-105 f/4.L IS, EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS, EF 400 f/5.6L non-IS "Slim Jim", and a Sigma 150-500 f5-6.3 "Bigma".

Tentatively, I'm thinking about taking only the 24-105 and the 400. The Bigma is probably too heavy and I'm wavering about the 70-200.

Recommendations or comments?

That is one heck of a trip. I have lived here my whole life and never been to Valdez or SE Alaska. It actually costs me more to fly to Juneau than Seattle. If I'm gonna spend the money I might as well keep going :) Enjoy, been pretty decent up here with little rain and some nice partly diffused (cloudy) days.


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May 23, 2012 18:57 |  #21

RVer wrote in post #12581789 (external link)
Have decided to take my 7d with the 24-105 and a 100-400 which I ordered yesterday. Will also take a monopod and my S-95. DW will take her G10. Thanks again to all who offered help! Greatly appreciated.

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