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Torres del Paine: 5D3 + which lenses?

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Oct 18, 2012 15:01 |  #1

Going to hike there for 1 week on mid November. I have no idea of what to bring.

Camera wise it will be my 5D3. The 7D is staying home to make room for more clothes.

Lens wise my options are:
35L, 85L, 100 Macro, 70-200L, 400L, Kenko 1.4x tele (and set of Kenko tubes as well)

I was thinking on traveling light, but the 400L is tempting as I know there are some wicked wildlife around.
I have a 580 EX II as well. Should I bring it too?

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Oct 18, 2012 20:10 |  #2

If I go there with your kits, I'll only take 5D3 + 35L, 70-200L and 1.4x. Also a tripod for low light long exposure.
Happy traveling.

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Oct 18, 2012 20:15 |  #3

I don't do much landscape work anymore, so I'm not going to offer any advice about what to take. I will say that in the past though taking too much gear on extended hikes, or on trips in general, has been a burdon and ended up preventing me from enjoying trips as much as I could have.

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