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Jun 24, 2011 06:40 |  #1

Me and a couple buddies of mine are doing a West coast to Midwest summer vacation tour in Aug for a month. I will be the only photographer. So far I have 5D2 and a 7d. My lens kit includes the 17-40 with a Manfrotto tripod and 4 Hitech GND filters for landscape, 70-200 f/4l IS for telephoto, Sigma 50 1.4 for portrait and low light, and the 15-85 for general hand held walkabout.

Is this sufficient enough for a months worth or do I need to add an additional lens or some extra accessories with it? I am thinking about getting a used 100-400L for the extra reach and a flash. We will be doing all type of activities from city/town touring, national parks, and scenic touring and sight seeing with our car.

I think I am pretty much set but would like to get some good advice from my fellow forum members.


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Jun 24, 2011 06:59 |  #2

I was in america for a month few years ago. new york, toronto, los angeles and few others.. 16-35/2.8 II and 50/1.4 served well.




  
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Jun 24, 2011 07:05 |  #3

I think all you had is enough, maybe a flash?


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Jun 24, 2011 07:37 |  #4

My favorite all around travel/vacation set was 17-40/4 + 70-200/4is, each on its own body. When I've take only one lens, it's been the 24-105. I think your setup is right on target. Go with a flash just in case, ditch the 100-400. Get a comfortable pack, and don't always try to take everything with you - sometimes, less is more.


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Jun 24, 2011 08:00 |  #5

m3pj wrote in post #12649876 (external link)
My favorite all around travel/vacation set was 17-40/4 + 70-200/4is, each on its own body. When I've take only one lens, it's been the 24-105. I think your setup is right on target. Go with a flash just in case, ditch the 100-400. Get a comfortable pack, and don't always try to take everything with you - sometimes, less is more.

thanks....I think adding a flash will be a great idea. I can get a new 580ex ii for around $420 and also thinking about an 1.4x extender. I think the 7d cropped factor plus the extender should give me enough reach.


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Jun 24, 2011 10:30 |  #6

Looks like a great set of lenses to me. I use the 15-85 IS on my 60D most of the time. I've always got flash with me as well, and your 7D will control a 430EX II or 320EX wirelessly using the pop-up as well. Works great! I think you'll want a flash for fill of foreground subjects in shadows or against a sunset, etc. Have a great trip!


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Jun 24, 2011 11:16 |  #7

Looks like you've got the lens thing covered pretty well.




  
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Jun 24, 2011 11:49 |  #8

Other than the already suggested flash I think you are in very good shape. In fact if I was going on a trip like that I would carry a pretty similar setup:

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Jun 24, 2011 13:40 |  #9

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Jun 24, 2011 14:03 |  #10

rayman102 wrote in post #12649935 (external link)
thanks....I think adding a flash will be a great idea. I can get a new 580ex ii for around $420 and also thinking about an 1.4x extender. I think the 7d cropped factor plus the extender should give me enough reach.

Definitely get the extender (vs. adding a 100-400). It's a small, cheapish addition to your gear that will give you pretty good reach on the occasions you need it.




  
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Jun 24, 2011 14:09 |  #11

Yep, add the flash and maybe 1.4x TC and I think you're WELL covered for the trip!


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Jun 24, 2011 14:51 |  #12

Good quality circular polarizers, if you don't already have them... from your lens list, I'd suggest one to fit the 17-40 in particular.


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Jun 24, 2011 17:24 |  #13

On revisiting, I'd recommend going ahead with the thought of a 100-400 or similar long telezoom. If you find yourself in Yellowstone, etc you're likely to want one for the critters, etc. A used one is good for budget, or if you don't 'normally' shoot in that range, renting one would be a good solution. And a huge second for amfoto's recommendation on a good CPL.


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Jun 24, 2011 17:53 |  #14

I'd say Tokina 11-16mm and a flash. Otherwize I think you've got things covered.

As for the 100-400L... really comes down to what you think you might shoot with it... maybe birds-in-flight at the national park or other wildlife? Perhaps. I think a good TC like the Kenko DG 1.4x will cover you about as well without all the excessive extra weight.


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Jun 24, 2011 17:56 |  #15

I don't think 280 f/5.6 really adds that much utility to the kit, though. 400 is much better for non-fliers, like Bison, Elk, Bighorns, Bear, etc that may be encountered in the inner, national parks.


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