Yosemite with a 7D?

Started Jun 7, 2012 | Discussions thread
kjbkix
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Re: Yosemite with a 7D?
In reply to Flying Fish, Jun 7, 2012

I agree that any time is a good time for Yosemite, except if it snows and the roads are all blocked off!

Anyway, I disagree that your current kit will suffice. 20mm is not nearly wide enough for the vast landscapes you'll come across, although stitching is an option (though a time-consuming one). I'd actually go as far as to say that you're covered in all the wrong places when it comes to Yosemite, or any national park, because you could use a bit more length also for wildlife.

If you don't shoot wide often enough (you'll already know whether 24mm doesn't suffice here), just rent a good UWA for the week. Canon 10-22 is nice for you because it means coverage right through to your 24-105. Sigma 8-16 for crazy wide, but 10mm should suffice.

I'd also recommend grabbing a 1.4 or 2x TC for your 70-200, in case you come across any wildlife which you may not want to get all that close to!

So take the rented UWA, the 24-105, and 70-200 w/TC, and you're all set. If you're doing other things on the vacation, I'm sure the 50 1.4 will come in handy also, but you won't get much use from that in the park.

Have fun!

Flying Fish wrote:

Any time is a good time to be at Yosemite. November should be into the beginning of the rainy season, but you still have a decent chance at sunshine. Clouds can make things more interesting anyway. There could be some snow at higher elevations--even lower elevations--depending on what kind of season it is.

I wouldn't get any new lenses for the trip given what you have. Your 20-35 lens should be quite useful, so don't worry that the focal range is "all wrong." (What's wrong with it, by the way?) The 24-105 and 70-200 also will be great. You're well taken care of in the lens department, IMHO.

FF

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