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Jul 10, 2007 02:44 |  #16

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DO u fill the bubbles with helium? hahaha

LOL, no, just standard shipping bubble wrap, makes a big difference against a Lowepro 70AW


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Jul 10, 2007 02:45 |  #17

see, the only bag I have is a Tamrac Adventure 9. I guess the nice thing is it has a waist strap so the weight isnt all on your shoulders, and I can store water and food in there


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Jul 10, 2007 02:48 |  #18

I have used a Lowepro Photo Trekker on long day hikes and it did a decent job, but nothing like my North Face Solaris daypack. You are going on a long hike, comfort and weight are key


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Jul 10, 2007 13:32 |  #19

How about just going to the base of the ascent? would it be then more justified if I were to bring my gear? The weather channel says there will be thunderstorms tonight, so I might not even be able to hike the ascent if it is still wet tomorrow.


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Jul 10, 2007 13:39 |  #20

calicokat wrote in post #3517077 (external link)
I have used a Lowepro Photo Trekker on long day hikes and it did a decent job, but nothing like my North Face Solaris daypack. You are going on a long hike, comfort and weight are key

speed and weight are also important when hiking halfdome if you are doing it in a day.

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Jul 11, 2007 00:27 |  #21

Just got back from Yosemite last week. Didn't do Half Dome (too much of a zoo on the holiday week) but took my 17-55 IS and 85/1.8. Never even broke out the 85 and on occasion could have used wider than 17. Your 24-70 might suit the bill. I'm sure you'll get some great shots that will be worth the wieght. I also used my P&S for movies of the kids (always handy). That would also be nice from up top on Half Dome.




  
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Jul 12, 2007 02:41 |  #22

So I went against most of your guys' advice and took the 30D with the 24-70 and kit lens. Only a few shots needed me to bust out the kit, so most of the time I had the 24-70. I hiked all the way up and down with it...SOO worth the weight. I'm glad I brought it. I'm in the process of merging shots into panoramic views, one done so far. Check out pictures here. (external link)

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Jul 12, 2007 02:50 |  #23

I was in Yosemite today as well. It was unfortunate how hazy it was. I could barely cut through the haze at all with a CPL. I think it was because of the fire at Mono Lake yesterday.



  
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Jul 12, 2007 13:12 |  #24

yeah, I noticed the haze too. Hard to get good shots...I didn't have a cpl either.


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Mar 07, 2009 11:42 |  #25

i took a dslr and 4 lenses plus a ton of water...too much weight...i saw 2 snakes and thats it...take a wide lens, you'll be happy


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Mar 07, 2009 15:19 |  #26

Good info... thanks guys. Think I'll lose the belly and carry the camera.


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Mar 07, 2009 18:03 |  #27

go as light as possible... I prefer to shoot mostly wide as well, plus you won't have much of a chance to use the 70-200 for most of the hike.. i mean obviously up at the top and at few points up...

take the 30D and 18-55... Remember, all that water and/or food/snacks will weigh you down.. every ounce matters.


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Mar 08, 2009 14:57 |  #28

arok wrote in post #7476022 (external link)
go as light as possible... I prefer to shoot mostly wide as well, plus you won't have much of a chance to use the 70-200 for most of the hike.. i mean obviously up at the top and at few points up...

take the 30D and 18-55... Remember, all that water and/or food/snacks will weigh you down.. every ounce matters.

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Aug 26, 2009 00:00 |  #29

i hate when people bring up old threads...but how hard was it to hike up there with your 30D, and lens...did you have it in a bag, and just bust it out when you needed it?...i imagine you didn't have it hanging around your neck the whole time...i'm thinking of going next week during the week...right now i'm planning on bringing my 40D, w/10-20mm on it...and then possibly the 28-135mm for any type of shots of people on the top

edit: also i've heard a lot about the cables section...did you have a harness when you did it?...i know you need gloves, but wondering if i need to get a harness of sorts

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Aug 26, 2009 00:08 as a reply to  @ DreDaze's post |  #30

I didn't do half dome but this may help...I just day hiked Mt. Whitney and I took a 5D with 24-105. I carried it in a lowepro bag with a chest harness. It worked well. I could grab the camera whenever I saw a good shot. It worked well.


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