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Horseback Ride Decisions

 
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Jul 11, 2013 13:38 |  #1

I'm going to go on an all day ride up a mountain with a great vista at the top. The last time I was on a horse, they didn't even have digital cameras :rolleyes:. My question is; of my equipment listed in my signature which would you take? I'd like to pack as light as possible. Here's the other part to the question, obviously, I won't be at the view point during the "Golden Hour" would it be a moot point to try and get any decent landscape photos?

Thoughts? Recommendations?

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Jul 11, 2013 13:50 |  #2

I don't go anywhere without my camera, I just hiked a fire lookout in Glacier National Park (was a big accomplishment for someone my size :) ) and had my T3i and 15-85, I took 2 pictures with it, because it was very hazy and mid day sun at the top. But I did not want to take the chance without it.

Which lens I would suggest depends on the view. If you got a good P&S that might work just as good. The upside your on a horse and not packing it yourself up the mountain :)




  
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Jul 11, 2013 14:03 |  #3

I would say the tamron 17-35. Plan for the vista since thats certain. While riding up, a zoom might or might not help you. And if you see good landscapes, you have the 17-35.


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Jul 11, 2013 19:17 |  #4

I would use that EOS M you don't own yet with the 18-55. :)


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Jul 11, 2013 19:19 |  #5

Why do you want to travel light? The horse will be carrying the weight, not you.

As for the timing of landscape photos, most of my best mountain shots have been taken near the base, not at the top.




  
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Jul 11, 2013 19:44 |  #6

My thoughts are the more stuff I take, the more chance something has of being broken.


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Jul 11, 2013 19:53 |  #7

LHeyden wrote in post #16112264 (external link)
My thoughts are the more stuff I take, the more chance something has of being broken.

Can't think like that or you will end up missing chances because you left your gear at home worried it would get hurt. I just spent a week in Glacier NP with two bodies with lens attached in a non photography backpack. Things got banged around some, but I did not want to leave the landscape or wildlife set up behind. They rode on the floorboards of the passenger seat while traveling .... just in case I needed fast access to them.




  
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Jul 11, 2013 19:57 |  #8

That's what padding and a decent bag/holster are for. Never had gear broken while on a horse, even at full gallop.




  
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