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05-31-2009, 09:35 AM   #1
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Help Shooting at 2.351m High

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In 3 to 4 weeks I might have the chance to climb an high mountain (around 2.351 meters).
It's a beautiful place. It's always windy up there so temperature will be a problem specially since I'm going to stay for the night.
Will start climbing around 18h00 in the afternoon. Going down will be 24 hours later. This means shooting the sunrise and also a bit in the morning of the new day.

For you guys that have experience on this kind of shooting, what can I expect? What should I bring in the bag ?
All hints are precious since I think it will be terrible to meter light/clouds and mountain itself.

(Bag will be lowepro mini trekker AW.)

Can I do it without tripod or monopod ?

All help is appreciated.
Thanks in advance.

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ND filters, uv and polarizing.
k20D or K200D
DA 12-24mm, DA 18-55mm AL II, DA 18-250mm.
DFA 100/2.8, FA* 24/2, FA 50/1.4, FA* 31/1.8, FA* 77/1.8
AF-540FGZ & AF-360FGZ
Tamron 70-200 f2.8 & 17-50 f2.8 (& 1.4 and 2x converter)

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At that height, a UV filter will be good to have to kill the bluish cast you are likely to get without. A polarizer will also kill the UV, but at the expense of less light hitting the sensor. As for the camera, the K10D/K20D shouldn't have problems with the temperature. If it gets cold, just warm up the battery between shots, like putting it in a pocket where it will get warmed up by your body.
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Which lenses to take ??
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Which lenses to take ??
12-24 and 18-250. The others duplicate those focal lengths, so I would not carry them unless you had a specific use planned for them. A 6" mini tripod that you can hold down on a rock or against a tree is handy. Possibly the polarizer, but the 12-24 seems to do that on its own.

To Americans, 2.351 meters is less than 10 feet high, smaller than a house :-)

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To Americans, 2.351 meters is less than 10 feet high, smaller than a house :-)
Point taken, I mean 2351 meters (2.351 km)
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QuoteOriginally posted by SpecialK Quote
12-24 and 18-250. The others duplicate those focal lengths, so I would not carry them unless you had a specific use planned for them. A 6" mini tripod that you can hold down on a rock or against a tree is handy. Possibly the polarizer, but the 12-24 seems to do that on its own.
I second that. Don't leave the tripod at home yyou'll want to do some night shots.

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