Advice on gear to take to Vancouver/Island

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northlondon43 Senior Member • Posts: 1,319
Advice on gear to take to Vancouver/Island

Hi all

My wife and I are going on a two week trip to Vancouver and Vancouver Island (Victoria, Ucluelot, Campbell River) in late August.  On the island we'll be going on two water trips to see brown bears, birds, whales etc.  So basically, I'm interested in taking cityscapes, street photos, landscape and of course wildlife.

Currently I'm thinking of taking the following gear, but would appreciate any advice from anyone with experience of a similar trip/ knowledge of the local area.

Panasonic G80 (and maybe GX8 as back up or laziness in terms of swapping lenses)

12-35 f2.8 mainly for Vancouver (city centre, Stanley Park and Grouse Mountain)

35-100 f2.8 ditto above

100-400 for wildlife on the island

Olympus 45 f1.8 for portraits (and hey it's so light why not anyway)

The lens I'm undecided about is the Panasonic 7-14mm.  Why? Extra weight vs need - given the locations I've mentioned would it add significant value?

I'm also undecided about taking either a travel tripod or a monopod (with expanding legs = tripod) as again, I'm not sure whether they'll be needed.


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 northlondon43's gear list:northlondon43's gear list
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm F1.8 Panasonic 12-35mm F2.8 Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 35-100mm F2.8 OIS +4 more
Panasonic G85 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
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