Canon Lens Help for trip to Iceland

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  1. rappatt195

    rappatt195 TPF Noob!

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    Hi,
    I am looking for some suggestions on what type of lenses I should take to an upcoming trip to Iceland. I own the 5D Mark IV and have a Canon 35mm f1.4L and Canon 85mm f/1.8. I was debating on renting a 70-200mm but now am rethinking all of my lenses as the trip gets closer. I am mostly interested in taking photos of the Northern Lights/Waterfalls and just general landscapes and if I spot some wildlife then sure that too. Any helpful tips are appreciated.


     
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    I also have the Mark IV and If it were me based on what you described. Id take the following three.
    16-35 f4 L (wide angle landscapes where I want to emphasize the foreground)
    70-200 f4 L (Intimate landscapes and panos where foreground is of no interest, Wildlife)
    A fast prime somewhere between 20-25mm, for me Id take my Zeiss 25mm f2 (Northern Lights, astro)

    Unfortunately fast 35mm and 85mm lenses would not be at the top of my list for landscapes. If I was getting the opportunity to go to Iceland Id want something more versatile on the long and short ends.
     
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    Actually as I sit here rethinking this a bit. I'm sure that 35mm 1.4 would serve pretty well for the Northern lights. It wouldn't be my personal first choice but working with what you already have Id say its good.
     
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    I would agree, a zoom like the 16-35 might a little versatile
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    If you are going to rent, look for a 28-300L. It's heavy, not fast and gets kind of soft at the extreme but it is versatile. Just a thought. I don't even know if they are still available but if you can find one, you may find it interesting. Good luck.
     
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    Seeing what my friend did with her 18-55, I think you'd be fine with just a short zoom. Not sure how much you'd use a long lens.
     
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    Canon 16-35mm f4 L IS - very sharp ultrawide good for big foregrounds.

    Canon 24-70mm f2.8 L mkii - very sharp general purpose lens

    Canon 100-400 f4-5.6 L IS mkii - Sharp, versitile lens can be paired with a 1.4x tc to give a 560mm focal length. great for wildlife.
     

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