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Thread started 07 Jun 2009 (Sunday) 22:55
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what to take - spending a 6 days in San Diego

 
photorookie
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Jun 07, 2009 22:55 |  #1

We are taking a family vacation to San Diego in mid July. I have two camera bodies and will take one of them. Here are my options.

Canon 5D, Canon 70-200L f4IS, Canon 24-105L IS and Tamron 17-35. OR

Canon 40D, Canon 70-200L f4IS, Canon 24-105L IS and Canon 10-22.

Which setup would you suggest. Also considering getting rid of the Tamron and adding a Canon 16-35L MkI

Do I need any faster glass, like a prime? The camera and three llenses will be in my Crumpler 6mdh as a carry on bag.

I also have a Manfrotto carbon fiber tripod (about 3.5 pounds) is it worth stuffing this in a suitcase.

Finally are 3 16 gig CF cards enough?

Thanks for any input!!




  
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Jun 11, 2009 00:40 |  #2

I would definitely bring the UWA to capture the beautiful beaches, especially at sunset time. If your intend is to take pictures, I would bring the tripod, you can get some amazing shots during the sunset hours.

I would pick either of the following setup. I like to travel very light so I never bring more than 2 lenses when I travel. After all, you want to enjoy the trip.

5D + 24-105L + Tamron 17-35
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40D + 24-105L + 10-22

If you really want to pack light, 5D + 24-105L will work just fine. And, 3 16 gig CF cards is more than enough for 6 days.


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Jun 11, 2009 09:24 as a reply to  @ AiGTs's post |  #3

thanks for the reply, I do want to take the 70-200 for the zoo. may take it and the ultra wide and skip the 24-105




  
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Jun 11, 2009 17:37 |  #4

photorookie wrote in post #8089868 (external link)
thanks for the reply, I do want to take the 70-200 for the zoo. may take it and the ultra wide and skip the 24-105

I didn't think about that. 70-200 will be perfect for the zoo and wild animal park. Enjoy the trip. :cool:


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Jun 17, 2009 14:49 |  #5

40d + 24-105 + 10-22 + 70-200 and then leave what you dont need that day in the hotel safe.


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Jun 29, 2009 18:38 as a reply to  @ CosmoKid's post |  #6

photorookie wrote in post #8089868 (external link)
thanks for the reply, I do want to take the 70-200 for the zoo. may take it and the ultra wide and skip the 24-105

Skip the UWA for the zoo. There isn't really that much that warrants that much wide angle, especially on the 5D. You'll want the longest you can get for a lot of the enclosures, especially the ones with wire. By going long and using a reasonably wide aperture, you can blur the wire out to the point where is is virtually invisible. When I go to the zoo I usually take either a 70-200 with both a 1.4X and 2X converter or a 100-400 (which would be even better.) For a shorter lens I have a Tamron 28-75.

Added: If you have a flash, you're going to want to bring that also...

HERE (external link) are galleries of shots my wife and I have taken at the San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park, along with a few from other zoos outside the area.

If you have any questions about the zoo, Wild Animal Park or San Diego in general don't hesitate to PM me.


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