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Which lens to rent for Machu Picchu trip

 
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Oct 20, 2011 22:55 |  #16

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Would a tripod be useful for the views at sunrise?

Depending on the time of year you are going, you may not make it to the sun gate for the sunrise. We were the 2nd group through the start gate on the final day of the Inca Trail hike (it opens around 5am if i remember correctly). We made pretty good time to the sun gate (even though we forgot to pack head torches...not fun navigating that trail without decent light!) and we missed the sunrise...it wasn't very good weather for it anyway though. We went at the end of July.

I took a gorilla pod...didn't use it much. My cousin brought his full size tripod, and he used it less... Having said that...if I did the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu again, then I would take a tripod...not for the sunrise at Machu Picchu though. I would take it for taking photos at night at the camp sites...the stars are amazing! (if you get a clear night - we only had one)


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Oct 21, 2011 02:47 |  #17

If I had to choose, I would take your Sigma 10-20mm and your Canon 60mm 2.8. Light and should cover 99% of your needs. I haven't gone in Peru but some years ago, in a trek trip in Turquie (Cappadoce region) I had only the Sigma 10-20mm on my DSLR and a compact camera. That was sufficient. Just add maybe a circular polarizer on your 10-20mm for your landscapes shots.

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Hi everyone,

My fiance and I are going to be taking our honeymoon in Peru this next year and it already got me thinking about a lens to rent for the trip. I currently have the following lenses:

sigma 10-20 f4-5.6
Canon 60mm f2.8 Macro
Canon 70-200 f4 L

I have been thinking about renting the 24-70 L but I'm unsure if this will be wide enough on my 40d. To solve this problem I was looking at the EF-S 17-55 f2.8 which is a little wider but not quite as long but don't have first hand experience with either. Alternatively I was also looking at the 24-105 f4 L. Soooo, you guys have any opinions on what you would take along? Thanks so much for your help.


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Oct 21, 2011 12:00 |  #18

I'm going next month!
i plan on bringing 17-55 100L and 30mm
tho i'm not doing the 'classic' hike. we're taking the train most of the way there too and it will be a 2 day hike or so.


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Oct 21, 2011 12:55 as a reply to  @ scroller52's post |  #19

My daughter went trekking & had a 450D and 55-250 only - and visited Machu Piccu on her travels. A CPL would be essential also I think.


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Oct 21, 2011 16:51 as a reply to  @ hania's post |  #20

Shoot wide with what ever you have.

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Dec 28, 2011 15:12 |  #21

OP - a few shots from my trip last month
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https://picasaweb.goog​le.com …319627/PeruHigh​lights2011 (external link)

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Dec 28, 2011 15:25 |  #22

I wish I had a DSLR when I was at Machu Pichu. Maybe rent a 10-22 ?


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Dec 28, 2011 16:04 |  #23

If I had very limited space, and could bring only one lens, it would be the 15-85mm. If I had to pick 2 lenses, they would be my 10-22mm, and a 24-105 f/4L IS that I would rent, or perhaps use the trip as the excuse to buy. My macros and 70-300 would stay home.


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Jan 04, 2012 13:46 |  #24

I leave for Machu Picchu in 12 days. I'll use my Canon 15-85 IS on my 60D, and I'll leave my Canon 70-300 at home. I'll also pack a flash for people shots and as fill. Can't wait to get there!


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Jan 04, 2012 17:56 |  #25

I went there in Aug 2010 with a 450D (XSi) with the majority of the shots coming from the 15-85mm. I bought the lens a few weeks before the trip and it was the best decision I made. The lens IQ is fantastic at the focal length was perfect for this kind of trip.

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Jan 04, 2012 18:28 |  #26

I'd say bring the 10-20 and your 60 macro. This should cover almost everything you'll need. I would assume you will end up using the wide angle a lot and just use the 60 for people-shots


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Jan 04, 2012 18:34 as a reply to  @ oklaiss's post |  #27

I was there last May. 16-35 was most used at Macchu Picchu and the other ruins sites. Also took my 24-105 and 50.

Hugh do yourself a big favor and take dukoral before the trip. Don't ask, haha...




  
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Jan 04, 2012 23:21 |  #28

If I was going I would take my 10-22 and then buy the 55-250 to take along. It's dirt cheap, small and light and from what I have seen takes amazing pictures.


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Jan 05, 2012 01:31 |  #29

I'd bring a 15-85 and something to protect the camera from rain.




  
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