Trip to Iceland - Gears to bring?

Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by ahson, Mar 1, 2010.

  1. ahson

    ahson TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2010
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Hello! I am new here and never travel with my DSLR and it's gear before. I am going to Iceland in a few months and planning what kind of photography gear I should bring to there. Sure you might say let's bring everything because I will have all I need but then I cannot afford to carry heavy load with me everyday.

    I am planning to shoot a lot of landscape shots but also portraits with my family.

    What I have:

    Canon T1i
    Tokina 11-16 UWA
    Canon 18-55 kit lens
    Canon EF-S 18-200
    &
    A generic tripod :blushing:


    Bring them all? Or what should I bring and not to bring?


    Thanks
     
  2. JimmyO

    JimmyO TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2008
    Messages:
    2,132
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    NJ
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Hahaha, if i brought 1/4 my stuff it would be twice as much as that
     
  3. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2003
    Messages:
    33,817
    Likes Received:
    1,811
    Location:
    Edmonton
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Maybe skip the kit lens.

    Don't forget lots of memory cards and extra batteries.
     
  4. ahson

    ahson TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2010
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Question, is it making any sense if I only bring my 18-200 to cover everything, even the landscapes?

    Or 11-16 still a better choice and should bring/use when shooting landscape?
     
  5. j-digg

    j-digg TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2009
    Messages:
    476
    Likes Received:
    15
    Location:
    Minne-snow-ta
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Gotta bring the Tokina..:D Youll probably have some great opportunities to use the UWA, Id rather have it and not use it than not have it and want to use it. Id go with the 18-200 and the 11-16.
     
  6. mrmacedonian

    mrmacedonian TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2009
    Messages:
    370
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Columbus, OH
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    +1, definitely bring the Wide Angle for something like that.
     
  7. fokker

    fokker No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2009
    Messages:
    2,830
    Likes Received:
    293
    Location:
    New Zealand
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    +2. Forget the kit lens, they're rubbish anyway. Get a CPL filter if you don't already have one, pretty much an essential for good landscapes.

    You should find that the 18-200 can do 90% of what you need it to.
     
  8. Dao

    Dao No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2008
    Messages:
    6,252
    Likes Received:
    418
    Location:
    St. Louis
    I will also skip the kit lens since your super zoom lens get that covered already. I will get a fast prime such as 50mm F/1.8 because it is small and light weight so it really won't add much.
     
  9. bigtwinky

    bigtwinky No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2008
    Messages:
    4,820
    Likes Received:
    285
    Location:
    Montreal
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    I echo what the others said, your kit lens and 18-200 have duplicated ranges. What you get in the 18-55 you also get in the 18-200.

    I think its important to cover a wide range of focal ranges, and ultra wide angles such as your tokina are key in doing landscapes and such, specially on a crop sensor camera like you have (and I have).

    Honestly, I consider photography my passion and if I have to bring extra stuff, I suck it up. I just make sure that I have proper bags to carry them all in.

    You won't regret having that 11-16 when taking some shots with it, but you will regret NOT having it when there are shots where it would be best used.
     
  10. ahson

    ahson TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2010
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Thanks guys for your suggestions, really appreciated.

    Also if you were me, will you bring a tripod as well, even a cheapo one? :blushing:
     
  11. PhotoXopher

    PhotoXopher TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    May 27, 2009
    Messages:
    3,475
    Likes Received:
    2
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    What gears? I'm partial to 3:73's my self, good mix of power and economy - I prefer 4:10's but they really drain my tank!
     
  12. bigtwinky

    bigtwinky No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2008
    Messages:
    4,820
    Likes Received:
    285
    Location:
    Montreal
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    If you plan on doing sunsets / lower light / longer exposure photography, then I would. Unless you are resourceful to find a way to steady the camera prior to taking the picture without a tripod. I know I'm not, which is why I am packing my tripod for my trip to Australia next week.

    Cheapo is better than none.
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page

what to bring when going to iceland for four months