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05-22-2007, 03:20 PM   #1
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Alaska Trip

Hi all,
I'm heading to Alaska for a little over 3 weeks (June 22nd to July 17th) and I figured I'd double check to make sure there isn't anything obvious I'm missing (from a photo point of view). Although we'll be doing lots of camping and day hikes we won't be doing any long overnight hikes so I have a little bit more leeway in terms of what I can bring (bringing a laptop for example).

I think my kit will be:
Tokina AT-X 400mm
Zentiar 16mm FE
Pentax 18-55 Kit Lens
Either then FA 35/2 or FA 50/1.4 (undecided/maybe both?)
Tamron LD 70-300 (90% sure I'll take this one)

The lenses I'm leaving behind
Sigma 70-200 EX f/2.8
Sigma 2x TC
Either the FA 35/2 or FA 50/1.4
Vivitar 135 f/2.8

Other stuff:
I have a hiking pole that doubles as a mono-pod and we'll have a small travel tripod. None of the lenses I'm using are super heaving so I should get by with those.

Lens cleaning tool.

Extra Batteries for the K10D (might order another before we leave)

I also think I'm going to bring my istDS, as a backup and something for my wife to play with (she doesn't have her own camera).

Right now I have 4 gigs of SD cards, I might pickup another 2gig card as well.

Bring my laptop for photo storage (13" MacBook).

Ok, I think that's it.. anything that I'll regret not taking? Anything I don't have that I should think about picking up.. other then a Pentax 12-24 for some better landscapes I'm still depressed that the new * lenes where delayed, I would have picked up the 16-50 and left the kit lens at home.


Edit: Just realized I was in the lens forum.. probably should have posted this to the general one.. oh well


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