Once a year opportunity- what gear to take??

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Bob Smart New Member • Posts: 22
Once a year opportunity- what gear to take??

Hi all,

I've managed to get booked on a boat trip to May Island in the Forth River to hopefully capture some Puffin shots.

I can only realistically take 2 bodies, I own a D800 (definitely going), a d3 and an old D2x.

I know it seems like a no-brainer that the d3 should be next on the list but there's something about the extra reach due to the crop factor of the D2x that is appealing.

This is of course weather dependent- if it's bright, the D2x still takes lovely shots, but if it's as they say here in Scotland 'dreict' (dull) then its lack of iso performance would rule it out automatically.

So let's be optimistic and assume that it's going to be a glorious day.....

What would your second body be? D3 or D2x??

I used to think I was indecisive but now I'm not so sure..😁.

I was intending taking a 150-600mm f5-6.3, a 70-200 f2.8 and a 15-30mm.

 Bob Smart's gear list:Bob Smart's gear list
Nikon D2X Nikon D800 Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM Tamron AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) +3 more
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