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Off to Iceland in mid-May


Scutter Plus
9 1.7k 6 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2013 1:31PM
...............so what lenses would you take out of the following:

8mm Samyang
10-20mm Sigma
17-55mm Nikon
50mm Nikon
70-200mm Nikon
105mm Sigma
150-500 Sigma (would rather not!)
plus
ND grads & ND 1.2
2 x teleconverter
Tripod

anything else? Bearing in mind I have to take some clothes and a laptop tooWink

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24 Apr 2013 1:45PM
Lots and Lots of money...............Iceland is very expensive..............and plenty of insurance cover for your gear..............GrinGrinGrinGrin
JJGEE 11 6.8k 18 England
24 Apr 2013 1:45PM
Apart from a camera body to fit the lenses to take plenty SD / CF cards / spare batteries.
MikeRC Plus
11 3.6k United Kingdom
24 Apr 2013 3:00PM

Quote: a camera body to fit the lenses


s**t ....nearly forgot that.
JohnParminter 9 1.3k 14 England
24 Apr 2013 3:02PM
17-55mm Nikon

70-200mm Nikon

ND grads & ND 1.2

Tripod

Polariser
guidoa 15 1.4k United Kingdom
24 Apr 2013 3:03PM
This site is becoming more and more a place for people to say "Look how much stuff I've got and dont know what to do with it"
saltireblue Plus
6 6.2k 33 Norway
24 Apr 2013 3:51PM

Quote:...............so what lenses would you take out of the following:
8mmSamyang
10-20mm Sigma
17-55mm Nikon
50mm Nikon
70-200mm Nikon
105mm Sigma
150-500 Sigma (would rather not!)
plus
ND grads & ND 1.2
2 x teleconverter
Tripod


8mm? Do you need that when you have the 10-20?
50mm is covered by the 17-55
105 is covered by the 70-200
Scutter Plus
9 1.7k 6 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2013 3:52PM
Grin @guidoa Well it was a genuine question; sorry it offended you!Tongue I don't want to take kit others, who have been there, consider unnecessary! Smile
Scutter Plus
9 1.7k 6 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2013 3:56PM
@saltireblue thanks; I think 50mm will be left at home; 105 (Macro) in case of flowers? 8mm for extra wacky landscapes?
mikehit 7 8.0k 13 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2013 4:19PM

Quote:Lots and Lots of money...............Iceland is very expensive..............and plenty of insurance cover for your gear..............GrinGrinGrinGrin


My camera and gear are covered by the household insurance - lenses/body are separate items for insurance purposes so it may be worth checking your policy.


Quote:@saltireblue thanks; I think 50mm will be left at home; 105 (Macro) in case of flowers? 8mm for extra wacky landscapes?

70-200 plus teleconverter? It depends if you want flowers as macro shots or flowers as part of a landscape. I would go for the latter.
saltireblue Plus
6 6.2k 33 Norway
24 Apr 2013 4:22PM
You didn't mention a polariser...don't forget to take that.
mikehit 7 8.0k 13 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2013 4:29PM
And a remote release.
I have heard the displays have been pretty good this year so I would do some reading on how to photograph it (unless that is why you are going so have done so already) in which case the 10-20 may be very helpful in which case my lens choice may be 10-20, 50mm and 70-200.
Scutter Plus
9 1.7k 6 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2013 4:39PM
Mike, I think the aurora season will be over Sad but a remote release will be going! The puffins might be around so the converter may come in handySmile
saltireblue Plus
6 6.2k 33 Norway
24 Apr 2013 4:45PM
Don't think you'll see any aurora. The recognised season is Oct.- Apr. with peak sightings Dec.-Feb.
JJGEE 11 6.8k 18 England
24 Apr 2013 4:48PM

Quote:You didn't mention a polariser...don't forget to take that.

I went in October, early 1990's, and the light was so good that one got a " polariser " effect without using one.

So, just a word of caution otherwise the sky will come out almost black, which you will of course be able to check with a digital camera, unlike my visit when I only discovered the effect back home after developing the transparencies Sad

Not a total disaster though, as I took shots with / without the polariser. Smile

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