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Apr 02, 2016 12:20 |  #1

So while I plan on going to Everest Base Camp next year, I'm hoping to go with just one lens on my 5d mkiii. Anyone been and have suggestion So? Open to all thoughts. I have 17-40' and 70-200, but happy to consider others.

So, the challenge is one lens for Everest, but which one??




  
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Apr 02, 2016 12:46 |  #2

If I had to choose one lens it would be the 16-35/4.0L IS for sure.
I was in the Himalaya's previous year, took some nice landscape photo's in Nepal with the 16-35.

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Apr 02, 2016 14:52 |  #3

^^^^^
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I can't get my head around traveling light. I have spent so much time, thought and effort into learning how to carry lots of gear.

Have a great trip!


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Apr 02, 2016 22:53 |  #4

+1 on the 16-35,but even the rokinon 14mm is very useful, as it can double for night shots.
a long lens can be useful, but the 24-105 would be given more work
- consider bringing one or two P&S if you have them.
sometime in foul weather, cold days or hard climbs, a good snapshot is enough
or
if you are using a private guide, ask him to use the camera as if it was his own- aside different POV's, he will be able to take shots of you and your party more often


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Apr 02, 2016 22:56 |  #5

40mm 2.8 or 24-105mm will be my choice.


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Apr 03, 2016 01:26 |  #6

Could you not take both lenses and just not eat every day???;-)a




  
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Apr 03, 2016 07:53 |  #7

70-200 gets my vote. You won't have to walk so far.


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Apr 03, 2016 08:07 |  #8

A minimum 70mm with that scenery?? I wouldn't take the 5D at all, too big, too heavy, I'd take a fuji 100T, and accept the fact that you can't climb everest with a photo studio on your back :)


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Apr 03, 2016 09:11 |  #9

welshwizard1971 wrote in post #17959057 (external link)
A minimum 70mm with that scenery?? I wouldn't take the 5D at all, too big, too heavy, I'd take a fuji 100T, and accept the fact that you can't climb everest with a photo studio on your back :)

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Apr 03, 2016 09:14 |  #10

welshwizard1971 wrote in post #17959057 (external link)
A minimum 70mm with that scenery?? I wouldn't take the 5D at all, too big, too heavy, I'd take a fuji 100T, and accept the fact that you can't climb everest with a photo studio on your back :)

I have to agree. I wouldn't want to haul a FF camera + UWA zoom on that trip unless someone was paying me. I'd "compromise" with a quality compact/mirrorless. Fuji has a couple of fixed lens mirrorless cameras. The 100T mentioned above and the X70. Both are appointed with wide angle fixed lenses and have conversion lens options to go longer or even wider.


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Apr 03, 2016 09:32 |  #11

What a great adventure!

Are you going to be able to recharge camera batteries, or are you going to need a big stash of AAs?

The thought of dragging a 5D3 and lenses along kind of horrifies me due to the added weight, but if you'll need to use AAs then you'll need a battery grip as well. If you'll need AAs, and thus a grip on the 5D3, I would choose the 17-40 and leave the 70-200 at home.

If you'll be able to recharge batteries, a nice, lightweight, P&S seems like a better idea to me (like something from the Fuji X100 line or X70, or the Sony RX100 line).


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Apr 03, 2016 10:02 |  #12

If you decide to take the 5DIII, I would go with a 16-35 f/4L IS. Absolutely lovely lens. I've never owned the 17-40, but from what I've researched, the 16-35 is a bit better in the center, and a lot better mid-frame and in the corners (and it has IS). But, you already have the 17-40 in hand.

That being said... and I'm not a mountain climber... I agree with those that would take a much lighter camera.


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Apr 03, 2016 10:13 |  #13

Jury still out on P&S. I was considering one for backup. Not sure about the recharging, so could be a risk. Can't help thinking that having shelled for the Canon kit, this is the time to use it!




  
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Apr 03, 2016 10:29 |  #14

akpayne wrote in post #17959151 (external link)
Jury still out on P&S. I was considering one for backup. Not sure about the recharging, so could be a risk. Can't help thinking that having shelled for the Canon kit, this is the time to use it!

I was able to find this older thread on Trip Adviser with regards to charging batteries: https://www.tripadviso​r.ca …amera_Battries-Nepal.html (external link) It looks like, as of 2014, there were places to charge batteries. But, the lodges charge for it and sometimes there are too many people wanting to charge batteries to get them all done.

If it was me, I'd do the 5D3, with a grip, and have some AAs in my pack. I'd leave the 70-200 at home, though.


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Apr 03, 2016 12:19 |  #15

welshwizard1971 wrote in post #17959057 (external link)
A minimum 70mm with that scenery?? I wouldn't take the 5D at all, too big, too heavy, I'd take a fuji 100T, and accept the fact that you can't climb everest with a photo studio on your back :)

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the op said Everest BASE CAMP - not summit


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