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Going to NZ for a month - gear ok?

 
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Feb 05, 2010 05:16 |  #1

I was thinking of taking:

5D, 7D 16-35, 24-105, 70-200 2.8 (because of Singapore night zoo) & 1.4 x converter,benro (or is it benbo) tripod (as very light & packs down small) and flash
all in lowepro 400 flipside.

I also have the EFS 17-55 but this will overlap too much but I do love it for the 2.8

any other ideas ?


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Feb 05, 2010 05:30 |  #2

the 16-35 can replace the 17-55mm so you should be good.


No I'm not a photographer, I just shoot with Canon DSLR with those lenses with red thingy...;)

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Feb 05, 2010 05:32 |  #3

Kitchen sink? ;)

A macro lens if you are interested in plants.
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Sun block, hat, sun glasses.
Sensible shoes and a hearty appetite!

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Feb 05, 2010 05:34 |  #4

jeppoy wrote in post #9545598 (external link)
the 16-35 can replace the 17-55mm so you should be good.

yes - thats what I thought - may sell the 17-55 now


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Feb 05, 2010 05:56 |  #5

you should, IS is not really that much of a big deal in the zoom range and that will help you fund whatever you planning on buying or going.


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Feb 05, 2010 06:22 |  #6

jeppoy wrote in post #9545635 (external link)
you should, IS is not really that much of a big deal...

Unless, of course, you are in a low light environment shooting static subjects, where neither tripod nor flash is permitted, say in a museum, perhaps on a trip to a foreign land, possibly NZ.

Or, if you want some cool images of soft blurred water cascading down a waterfall, without having to lug in a tripod, say on a trip to a foreign land, possibly NZ.

IS can be useful at ANY focal length.




  
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Feb 05, 2010 06:25 |  #7

xarqi wrote in post #9545605 (external link)
Kitchen sink? ;)

A macro lens if you are interested in plants.
CPL filter
Sun block, hat, sun glasses.
Sensible shoes and a hearty appetite!

(Looks like your gear list needs updating)

Ooops - am linked into someone elses gear list !

Have redone my sig but can't work out how to link to the new one - have looked up info on this site but don't understand it!

Need it in baby words :)


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Feb 05, 2010 06:27 |  #8

xarqi wrote in post #9545719 (external link)
Unless, of course, you are in a low light environment shooting static subjects, where neither tripod nor flash is permitted, say in a museum, perhaps on a trip to a foreign land, possibly NZ.

Or, if you want some cool images of soft blurred water cascading down a waterfall, without having to lug in a tripod, say on a trip to a foreign land, possibly NZ.

IS can be useful at ANY focal length.

I agree with that = I've done a lot of theatre photography and the IS was invaluable when I used the 17-55 hand held.

When I got the 70-200 2.8 I used it on a tripod so didn't matter then


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Feb 05, 2010 06:34 |  #9

If you do sell the 17-55 (sacrilege!) bringing along an 18-55 IS might not be a silly idea. I almost mentioned it in my first post: a cheap, almost disposable stabilised lens, for those times when you don't want to risk your Ls - surf beaches, jet boating on mountain rivers, etc.

Do you have any specific places or activities in mind for your month here? There is quite a large contingent of NZers here at POTN and I'm sure we could advise you on how to make the best of your time here, photographically or otherwise.




  
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Feb 06, 2010 02:37 |  #10

xarqi wrote in post #9545764 (external link)
If you do sell the 17-55 (sacrilege!) bringing along an 18-55 IS might not be a silly idea. I almost mentioned it in my first post: a cheap, almost disposable stabilised lens, for those times when you don't want to risk your Ls - surf beaches, jet boating on mountain rivers, etc.

Do you have any specific places or activities in mind for your month here? There is quite a large contingent of NZers here at POTN and I'm sure we could advise you on how to make the best of your time here, photographically or otherwise.

One great trip is the heli hike to the Franz Joseph Glacier (ouch...the price!)

and also to Stewart Island. I was going to take the 100-400 but I gather the birds there come close.

Rotaroura (or similar) of course also.
2 weeks South Island (my daughter is in Christchurch), I week North, 3 days Singapore, 2 days Hongkong.


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Feb 06, 2010 04:24 |  #11

xarqi wrote in post #9545605 (external link)
Kitchen sink? ;)

A macro lens if you are interested in plants.
CPL filter
Sun block, hat, sun glasses.
Sensible shoes and a hearty appetite!

(Looks like your gear list needs updating)

I was going to use the 70-200 as a macro.......


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