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#1 poseidonsenforcer

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 06:53 AM

About to go on a trip and snorkel with humpback whales! I am wondering if anyone has done this and if they had any lens recommendations. Will be shooting a 5d iv and for lenses - bringing a  Canon 17-40 and Tokina 10-17. I assume this will cover everything, but don't know how close they allow you to get. Thanks!


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#2 shorty

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 01:52 AM

ive just got back from tonga where I took my 5d mk3 I took the canon 8-15 circular fisheye which gets you really close when the viz is bad and you can get the whole of the whale in the frame I also took the canon 16-35 not as good as the fisheye but allows you to zoom in when the viz is better or the whales are a bit nervous