Trip to Peru - any advice?

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  1. adamodepax

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    You have to bring a good back-pack style gadget bag with integral tripod carrier

    You have to bring a good, light (pref. carbon fibre) tripod with a ball head.

    You have to bring a Circular Polarizer and a couple of Graduated Neutral Density filters

    You have to bring LOTS of memory cards and spare batteries

    You have to bring a rain cover for your camera

    You have to bring lots of cleaning supplies, lens tissue, micro-fibre cloths, sensor brush, blower-bulb

    You have to bring voltage converters/plug adaptors

    You have to bring waterproof pens and paper

    You have to bring spare power cords, spare USB cords, and ideally a spare battery charger

    You have to bring Zip-loc style bags (several sizes) to carry all of your gear in inside your pack - tropical rainstorms are alllllll kinds of fun.

    You should bring a remote-release

    You should bring a GPS

    You should have at least two lenses, ideally something in the 12-20 2.8 range and 24-70 2.8 range, and maybe a doubler

    You should bring a good flash

    You should bring a small reflector/diffuser

    You should have a photographer's vest


    All of that will fit nicely into a relatively small pack and weigh in at less than 40 lbs (depending on your tripod).
     
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    Not sure on your camera but if u have nikon or canon you could get the 50mm prime f/1.8. Only costs about 100-150US. Its small and very fast meaning you will be able to take photos in dim lighting that you would otherwise have missed.
     
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    Don't get too much new stuff. You want to be somewhat familiar with it before you go. Trying new things on-the-fly can be very disappointing. Keep it as light as you can so your photography doesn't become a burden.
     
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    JIP No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    So what do you have already???
     
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