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Lenses for Portland/Oregon trip?

 
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Aug 04, 2017 14:55 |  #1

Will be heading into Portland at the end of the month and going on a mini roadtrip around the area for mostly nature shots.

Will be bringing my 16-35 F4L IS and 70-200 F4L IS but wondering if I should consider a 3rd lens...

An astro lens? I don't really do any astro, but is portland area a good astro location? Certainly lots of interesting foreground possibilities.

My 35 1.4 for wider aperture shots - likely for around the city/lower light/better use of bokeh like shooting people in nature

24-105? I STILL continue to struggle with this lens. I don't love the softness/distortion on this lens, but the focal length is just fantastic for travel. With my 16-35 and 70-200, I don't have 35-70 covered including the standard 50mm focal range.

Something else? I have a longer telephoto than 200mm but not thinking I'd be needing that...


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Aug 04, 2017 17:50 |  #2

I just got back from there. Your lenses seem fine; there are some nice waterfalls up the Columbia River gorge. Try to see those early in the day, especially on a weekend as the parking lots filled fast. That city has a lot of promise, with respect to photography. I had a 50-500 with me, used for some telephoto shots of some of the volcanoes.




  
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Aug 04, 2017 17:57 |  #3

Should be fine with those lenses; if you fight with the 24-105, I'd probably leave it behind unless the 35-70 range is something you tend to shoot in a lot. You may find it nice to have the 35 1.4, but I'd forget astro; you're too close to city lights for it to be much good. Even 'out of town' there are too many towns/cities nearby that generate a ton of light pollution.


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Aug 04, 2017 18:41 |  #4

Depends on the road trip. If you are going to Central Oregon, the skies around John Day or Fossil are some of the darkest in the country.


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Aug 04, 2017 19:08 |  #5

What camera?


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Aug 04, 2017 19:41 |  #6

FarmerTed1971 wrote in post #18419491 (external link)
What camera?

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Aug 04, 2017 19:42 |  #7

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I just got back from there. Your lenses seem fine; there are some nice waterfalls up the Columbia River gorge. Try to see those early in the day, especially on a weekend as the parking lots filled fast. That city has a lot of promise, with respect to photography. I had a 50-500 with me, used for some telephoto shots of some of the volcanoes.

Ah, any specific locations/shots to share? I'm still planning where to go photograph!


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Aug 04, 2017 20:30 as a reply to  @ kaitlyn2004's post |  #8

Woman's forum overlook @ dawn, Vista House, Multnomah Falls (I think everyone photographs those). Sandy River Delta park has the potential for train shots. Larch Mountain gives a view of all the local volcanoes. The old Rt. 30 has many waterfalls, but you'll have to hike to some of them.

Supposedly, the Japanese Gardens ($14 admission) has nice views of the city.




  
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Aug 04, 2017 23:26 |  #9

Eastbank Esplanade for a city view... also Pittock mansion. East of Portland is Jonsrud viewpoint.
Head up the Gorge and you have waterfalls galore.
Go downtown and shoot people.


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Aug 04, 2017 23:30 |  #10

Vista House from the Women's Forum this morning...

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Aug 04, 2017 23:36 |  #11

Take a drive down the Oregon coast. Lighthouses, lots of them.


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