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Mar 09, 2014 13:34 |  #1

Going for a little more than a week vacation to Fort Myers. Will be busy week of beach, boating, and a horse race. Want to take a few photos but really a dedicated photo vacation. Only taking a hard shell carry on roller bag and tripod.
Will take both 6D & 70D bodies & Tamron 150-600 for sure.
Probably take 17-40 for landscapes also. Then if I take 70-200 and 1.4X I may have my bag full. 180 Macro may have to stay home due to space.

From my lens list below any other suggestions?


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Mar 09, 2014 13:41 |  #2

Why would you bring the 1.4 tc if you are bringing the 150-600 too? I'd bring a 50 instead


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Mar 09, 2014 13:46 |  #3

FEChariot wrote in post #16745721 (external link)
Why would you bring the 1.4 tc if you are bringing the 150-600 too? I'd bring a 50 instead

Yeah, good idea as I would probably never used it.
Just got the 12mm extension tube - maybe take that for a close up?


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Mar 09, 2014 14:25 |  #4

Heya,

I'd probably just take the 6D, 24-105F4L, 70-200F2.8LII, Tamron 150-600VC.

Covers your landscape and walk around (24-105).
Covers your zoom (70-200).
Covers your birding (150-600).

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Mar 10, 2014 00:40 |  #5

vsocks wrote in post #16745709 (external link)
Will take both 6D & 70D bodies & Tamron 150-600 for sure.
Probably take 17-40 for landscapes also.

From what I understand you only concerns on how to fill the gap between 41mm - 149mm ;)

Personally I will bring 24-105 from your current collection (lots peoples might not agree on this though).

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Mar 10, 2014 00:49 |  #6

IMHO South Florida is not all that spectacular for vacation photography. Nevertheless 17-40,85,70-200 is what I would grab if I were you and only one body.


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Mar 10, 2014 01:05 |  #7

Eiro wrote in post #16747122 (external link)
IMHO South Florida is not all that spectacular for vacation photography. Nevertheless 17-40,85,70-200 is what I would grab if I were you and only one body.

South Florida... is a very generic description of the Keys, Everglades, Sanibel, etc.

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Mar 10, 2014 02:04 |  #8

Eiro wrote in post #16747122 (external link)
IMHO South Florida is not all that spectacular for vacation photography. Nevertheless 17-40,85,70-200 is what I would grab if I were you and only one body.

I have seen great photographs taken from pretty much everywhere on the planet.


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Mar 10, 2014 04:39 |  #9

Thanks for the suggestions all! I will be in the Fort Myers area most of the time, going to Hallendale Beach for the horse races. Will visit Sanibel for some pictures also. I believe there is some sort of refuge there too.


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Mar 10, 2014 06:54 |  #10

vsocks wrote in post #16747306 (external link)
Thanks for the suggestions all! I will be in the Fort Myers area most of the time, going to Hallendale Beach for the horse races. Will visit Sanibel for some pictures also. I believe there is some sort of refuge there too.

Well if you're going to be in Hallandale you might as well make the trek down to Lincoln rd. 25 min drive South.There are some really good restaurants & entertainment spots down there in the area. Few minutes away from Midtown where you can visit some really interesting art spots in Wynwood. Couple of other spots that are in that tri county area that may be worth really to see when you're down. Hit me up via pm, I can make you a small list of interesting places to visit.


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Mar 10, 2014 06:58 |  #11

FEChariot wrote in post #16747187 (external link)
I have seen great photographs taken from pretty much everywhere on the planet.

Yeah I've seen Cleefus and friends down in Oklahoma take some great backyard photos too. Good stuff.


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Mar 10, 2014 07:16 as a reply to  @ Eiro's post |  #12

Ft. Meyers is the closest airport to Naples, Florida - an immensely popular and beautiful vacation destination in Southwest Florida. I have made that trek numerous times.

I would take the 17-40, the 24-105 and the 150-600 and decide on a daily basis what's worth using. If you do venture down to Naples, check out the pier, the shops on 5th Avenue, any number of boat excursions where the 150-600 will serve you well for shots of manatees and other wildlife. I would suggest that the speed of the 70-200 would be nice but not necessary for that trip.




  
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Mar 10, 2014 08:24 |  #13

Take the 24-105 when going to the horse races if taking one lens. You should be able to get close enough to the horses for it to be long enough. The 17-40 is too short for race shots. I tried my 12-24 one time. It stayed on 24mm and I needed to crop more than desired. The 70-200 is highly popular for horse races. I take mine plus the 24-105 when taking two lenses. It is too much focal length as an all day walkaround lens.


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Mar 10, 2014 12:38 |  #14

If you have the time plan an early morning trip to corkscrew sanctuary, Some great scenery, great birding and wildlife.


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Mar 10, 2014 18:12 |  #15

Thanks for the suggestions all!


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