Home · Register · Search · View Winners · Software · Hosting · Software · Join Upload & Sell

Moderated by: Fred Miranda
Username   Password

  New fredmiranda.com Mobile Site
  New Feature: SMS Notification alert
  New Feature: Buy & Sell Watchlist
  

FM Forums | Canon Forum | Join Upload & Sell

  

Archive 2012 · Lens advice for a month long New Zealand trip in March of...
  
 
hapster
Offline

Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #1 · Lens advice for a month long New Zealand trip in March of 2013...


My equipment starts with my trusty 5D II and includes 5 L lenses:
16-35 2.8
24-70 2.8
50 1.2
100 Macro
100-400

The trip to New Zealand carries some very limiting packing requirements because we're on a bus tour for most of the time. They only allow one small suitcase and one carry-on that cannot have wheels. After the tour we spend 5 days on our own in Christchurch

My wife and I just concluded a month long Rocky Mountain Adventure that was wonderful but eye opening for what equipment I didn't use. Up until this point I have been trying to cover all bases with my lenses but I really was carrying too much on the RMA trip. I didn't use my 580 EX once. Given the scope of the scenes in places like Lake Louise I didn't use the 16-35 as much as I thought I would. And so the story goes. I'm really thinking about picking up a Tamron 18-270 and a doubler and just take those with the 50 1.2. what say you all? Thanks for any advice.

Hap Maguire



Aug 24, 2012 at 12:46 AM
n0b0
Offline
• • • • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #2 · Lens advice for a month long New Zealand trip in March of 2013...


Too many lenses. New Zealand is famous for its landscape, not its wildlife. The 100-400L is a waste of space. I brought mine there last time and I only used it once on a sparrow taking a bath.

If it was me, I'd just take the 16-35, 50 and 100 macro.



Aug 24, 2012 at 12:55 AM
jcolwell
Offline
• • • • • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #3 · Lens advice for a month long New Zealand trip in March of 2013...


Yo Hap,

I'd take my 24-105/4L IS, 100-400/4.5-5.6L IS, and Fujifilm X100.

Cheers, Jim



Aug 24, 2012 at 01:03 AM
RobDickinson
Offline
• • • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #4 · Lens advice for a month long New Zealand trip in March of 2013...


24-105 1st, 16-35 2nd 100-400L third.


Aug 24, 2012 at 01:15 AM
john_edwards
Offline
• • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #5 · Lens advice for a month long New Zealand trip in March of 2013...


Go wide, Go wide, and I'm not talking football. Just to whet your appetite. These were at 18mm on a NEX (=27). The widest I could go, wish I had wider at the time.












Aug 24, 2012 at 01:18 AM
 

Search in Used Dept. 



RobDickinson
Offline
• • • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #6 · Lens advice for a month long New Zealand trip in March of 2013...


You can always stitch!

A lot of NZ landscapes are better shot with multiple frames and stitched.

If you have decent foreground then wide is good though, 24mm is ok wide.

hap - when are you in NZ, whats your itinerary (will give pointers), fancy a beer in Christchurch?



Aug 24, 2012 at 01:33 AM
hapster
Offline

Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #7 · Lens advice for a month long New Zealand trip in March of 2013...


RobDickinson wrote:
You can always stitch!

A lot of NZ landscapes are better shot with multiple frames and stitched.

If you have decent foreground then wide is good though, 24mm is ok wide.

hap - when are you in NZ, whats your itinerary (will give pointers), fancy a beer in Christchurch?


Hey Rob

We arrive in Auckland on March 02 and our tour starts the next day. Here's a map.

http://www.trafalgar.com/best-of-new-zealand-2013

We end up in Christchurch and have 4-5 days on our own. Would love to hook up for a beer. I have a car rented. Do I need one? Thanks.

Hap



Aug 24, 2012 at 03:39 AM
RobDickinson
Offline
• • • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #8 · Lens advice for a month long New Zealand trip in March of 2013...


Hell yeah , there is public transport but its much better to have your own.

Hmm that link doesnt work cant find any NZ on there!

March is nice weather is usually warm and consistent and sunny, daylight at that time of hear is damned harsh, make sure you have a CPL and an alarm clock!

Plenty to do around chc that probably wont be covered on your tour.



Aug 24, 2012 at 03:46 AM
dgdg
Offline
• • • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #9 · Lens advice for a month long New Zealand trip in March of 2013...


Have a great time. New Zealand reminded me of Alaska beauty without the mosquitoes. Lovely place. Did you know the only native mammal is the bat?

Unless you definitely plan to go in search of penguins or albatross and can't go home without a wall hanger, I'd leave all your longer lenses at home. 50mm 1.2 is too specialized and covered by your more practical fast zoom.
If I were to go back I'd take your 16-35 and 24-70 only. I'd seriously think about just the 24-70 lens alone. 24 mm, even if not stitched, can be very nice for landscapes. Seriously consider getting a 270EX II flash with plastic pop on diffuser. It is quite small and light and you will need day time fill flash for all the people photos. And of course your grad nd's, and polarizers. What about a small tripod?



Aug 24, 2012 at 06:49 PM





FM Forums | Canon Forum | Join Upload & Sell

    
 

You are not logged in. Login or Register

Username   Password    Retrive password