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Peru gear advice

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Jan 12, 2016 10:57 |  #1

Hi all.

i am all set in going to Peru in 5months time however i cant decide what gear to bring specifically for the amazon rainforest.

Here are the current gear i have to toy with:


Sony a7r2

Sony a7s

Canon 5d3


Canon 16-35 f2.8 mk2

Canon 24-70 f2.8 mk2

Canon 70-200f2.8 mk2

Canon 85mm f1.2

Sigma 35 f1.4 ART Canon mount

Sony zeis 55mm f1.8

14mm Samyang f2.8

Places i will visit:



Machu picchu

Sacred valley

Manu Amazon rainforest


3 weeks.

Before i decided on the amazon rainforest i was tossing and turning on just bring one of my wide angle primes and a 55, or just the 24-70 canon lens(i have metabones adapter for my sony's but now i am debating bring my 70-200f2.8 lens for the forest!

I want to travel as light as i can for obvious reasons so the 5d3 is most definitely staying home but the lenses is what is giving me a headache as of course i dont wanna bring everything with me lol.


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Post edited over 3 years ago by MalVeauX.
Jan 12, 2016 11:03 |  #2


I'd actually just take the A7S personally, rain forests pretty dark, so being able to rule the low light with the supremacy of the A7S's ISO is going to allow for a lot more shots that otherwise wouldn't turn out. I'd just take a good mid-range zoom and a good telephoto. Lots of places are remote and distant and telephoto will be a necessity unless you want to dwarf things with a wide lens. I would take the 70-200 MKII (though a 70-200 F4L IS would be my preference for this kind of travel). And I'd either take the 16-35 or the 24-70 II depending on how wide you think you'll need. In some places, especially indoors, it's very tight, and ultrawide will be very helpful. I would lean towards the 16-35 & 70-200 probably. And leave the rest. You could even just put two cameras on it and not swap a single thing the whole trip (A7S + ultrawide/wide; A7R2 or 5D3 + telephoto).

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