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Hawaii Travel Recommendation

 
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Aug 05, 2009 23:43 as a reply to  @ post 8396878 |  #31

I just got back from a 3 weeks vacation - split up the weeks between Oahu, BI, and Maui. I struggled with whether I should take my 50D and lenses, or take the SX10 IS. I opted to take the SX10 IS for portability.

Hey, check out the Hertz in Maui. They've got a red Corvette convertible you can rent, if this is your speed.

Don't forget to see Hawaii from the air. It is a totally amazing experience. Check out Blue Hawaiian. We used them for all three islands and they were fantastic.

Have fun.

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Aug 05, 2009 23:47 |  #32

There are lots of great photo opportunities. All can be found in books and postcards so buy a few. Take one body, 1 lens, and have fun. Way to much to see and do to worry about taking photos of everything. Do that on your next visit.

I took my 40 and a 17-55 and that was it. No worries or wishing I'd bought a crap load of other stuff.


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Aug 06, 2009 01:18 |  #33

I would second all the recommendations for taking the wider lenses (I used the 16-35 & 24-105 80% of the time). I think the other must haves for Hawaii are; tripod, CPL & ND grad filters if you are doing landscapes. The sunrise/sunsets are spectacular. Have a great trip and your daughter is blessed to be able to study there!


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Aug 06, 2009 11:12 |  #34

BigBlueDodge wrote in post #8332907 (external link)
Option 1

I doubt you'll use the telephoto much, if at all


ICAM. I used the UWA for all my landscape shots (and there were a lot of "beach at sunset" shots). The only time I pulled out my telephoto was for the Luau. And I think I would have enjoyed the luau a little more without worrying about pictures.

I vote Option 1.


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Aug 07, 2009 08:37 |  #35

Yeah, Option 1. I was there (briefly on Oahu, but mostly on the Big Island) about six weeks ago.

Photos at http://www.jokar.com.a​u …20fotos/Hawaii/​index.html (external link).

Mostly used the 10-22 and the 24-70 for landscapes, but the 70-200 only got used for luau and other 'performances'. Could've used the 100mm macro (if I'd taken it with me!)

Landscapes? Great variety, try to get the early and late daylight, you'll love it. Some interesting urban scenes in Honolulu too...


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Aug 07, 2009 09:03 as a reply to  @ jokar's post |  #36

another +1 for 17-40L




  
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Aug 08, 2009 05:24 as a reply to  @ tommibear99's post |  #37

About leaving your telephoto at home. There is lots of great surfing to photograph on Hawaii. If you are even remotely interested, I would bring something with some reach.


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Aug 08, 2009 08:36 |  #38

jbgeach: there IS great surfing in Hawaii, but just sometimes (i.e. northern hemisphere winter for north shore Oahu). When we were there (Pipeline, Waimea Bay, Sunset Beach) it was flatter than a lake. Not a ripple! There was a bit of swell on south coast Big Island...


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