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If you clicked on this thread, chances are you've been or are planning to go to Costa Rica soon- excellent! So am I!
I'll be in Costa Rica from the 28th of January to the 6th of Feburary (the dry season, apparently- less concern for rain protection and whatnot). I certainly am too young and early into this photography game to specialize, but I know I like to shoot food and people and everything that comes about when the two join, which may be considered lifestyle. The Sigma 35mm f/1.4 has been practically glued to my D600 for the past 6 months.
My question then, is would it be worth my while to rent something like a 14-24 for landscapes and 'forestscapes', while taking on any implied risk of taking rented gear on a trip, or am I better off keeping the gear simple and focusing on being in the right place at the right time and making each shot count? As for birds, taking my 70-200 again, seems a bit excessive, considering my bread and butter is NOT wildlife photography...Not that I don't think it would be cool, but I think keeping things lightweight and mobile may be my best bet. Keep in mind, we won't have a car in country, just public trans and backpacks.
The tripod thought has occurred to me as well, and I'm leaning towards nay, despite the abundance of waterfalls and beaches, for the reason that I will be staying in hostels (relatively unsafe) and hiking quite a bit. Not that I couldn't use the workout, but I'm not convinced that it'll be worth the pain in the ass to lug around my regular tripod around the country with me. Unless somebody can persuade me otherwise!
Please share your thoughts, they would be much appreciated!