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How many lenses do you fly with...

06 March 2017 - 08:52 AM

I am packing up for a trip to Belize and I am (once again) trying to reduce the pile of camera "stuff" I will take.


My normal quiver contains: Tokina 10-17, Nikon 60 Macro, Nikon 105 macro. I also have a Nikon 12-24 which can be a handy lens at times. This lens requires my 8" dome, where the Tokina works well with my 4".


I also have a Nikon 18-105 for the odd land pic, and a separate D7000 body for backup.


I'm just curious about your opinions on taking all of these lenses.


Currently, everything can be crammed into a Pelican carry-on, except the domes, the spare body and 18-105... and the 12-24 would need to ride elsewhere.


Also, in my next life, I am taking up badminton instead of underwater photography, for a hobby.

And you think UW shooters are obsessed...

23 January 2017 - 07:58 AM

When I'm not diving, I am almost as obsessed with skiing, although I have never bothered to try to shoot anything other than snapshots in the mountains.


I stumbled across this mini-doc about a quest to get one perfect image... skiers against a solar eclipse. It sounds easy until you see what's involved.




Shooting sealions

31 August 2016 - 06:19 PM

Hi all...


I am heading back to British Columbia in a few weeks, and I have added a couple of days to my trip, specifically to shoot sealions. This will be a first for me!


For those of you experienced with shooting this mayhem, how do you normally tackle it? I always shoot manual everything, but I have heard of other "Manualites" that choose to shoot full Auto with video lights, only because everything is moving so fast. I want to maximize my "keeper quotient", but I'm used to taking my time, being a shipwreck shooter!