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| p.3 #8 · Packing for Hawaii...pick two |
trust me (and the others who say):
leave the big white at home (70-200)
I can't think of anything you would shoot with it as a tourist (as opposed to a working pro over here).
Strange, when we went to Honolulu, the most used lens was my 70-200 2.8 on my 1D4. I took the Tokina 11-16, 50 1.4, Sigma 24-60 2.8 and the 70-200.
The order of usage was 1) 70-200, 2) Tokina 11-16, and 3) Sigma 24-60, Sigma 50
That's not too surprising. If you're just visiting Honolulu than the photo opportunities are more restricted. The rest of Oahu is very scenic, especially the rocky panoramas on the East side, where a wide angle seems like the logical choice.
The OP went to Maui where wide angle lenses are more appropriate because of the wide vistas and waterfalls.
Kauai and the Big Island are also similar.
I have to say that some landscapes call for the use of a telephoto, so not taking one seems to be a restriction also. I typically prefer wide angle for scenic shots, but there are occasions when a sunset needs a telephoto.