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09-14-2011, 10:00 PM   #1
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Going to the Boundary Waters...

...camping, hiking and canoeing with my K-5 and I'll have to keep it light, my lenses are the DA* 16-50, 40 limited, 18-135 WR, 50-200 WR - which lens(es) would you take if you were me?

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QuoteOriginally posted by robr7 Quote
...camping, hiking and canoeing with my K-5 and I'll have to keep it light, my lenses are the DA* 16-50, 40 limited, 18-135 WR, 50-200 WR - which lens(es) would you take if you were me?
I would take a fast prime (f/1.4) for dawn and dusk and the 18-135WR for an all-around shoot-out during daytime.

My own outdoor set is my K-7, the DA18-250mm for daytime and the VL 58mm for low light.

Although MF, Voigtlander Nokton 58mm f1.4 can be se to infinite outdoor as soon as the focal distance is more than about 20 m.Fully metallic, the length is very sturdy and I used it in very bad weather several times without a glitch.

Lastly take some waterproof bags to keep your camera and lenses dry.

Food for thought....

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body and 16-50mm.

keep the camera and body weather seal at all times, less to carry, and the 16-50 is one fine lens. One lens and one body and enjoy yourself.
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I'd go only with the 16-50mm as well, unless you were also thinking of maybe shooting some wildlife or tight featured nature shots, in that case I would also take along the 50-200mm (small and light, won't add much weight).

Edit: stay safe with the big fire up there!

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I've always taken film to the Boundary Waters - smaller, lighter, more reliable, no worry about batteries. MX with 28, 50, and either 135 or 100 macro.
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Thanks pxpaulx, will do, don't intend to get any shots of the fire.

I've settled for my 16-50mm and 50-200mm, if it starts to feel like too much and I need to shed weight I'll just keep to the camera and the 16-50mm, no carry bag / accessories, etc.

We'll see how it goes, Thanks Everyone...
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QuoteOriginally posted by hcc Quote
I would take a fast prime (f/1.4) for dawn and dusk and the 18-135WR for an all-around shoot-out during daytime.

My own outdoor set is my K-7, the DA18-250mm for daytime and the VL 58mm for low light.

Although MF, Voigtlander Nokton 58mm f1.4 can be se to infinite outdoor as soon as the focal distance is more than about 20 m.Fully metallic, the length is very sturdy and I used it in very bad weather several times without a glitch.

Lastly take some waterproof bags to keep your camera and lenses dry.

Food for thought....
I would echo hcc's recommendation......
For some important information here's a link for info regarding the fire:
http://www.mnics.org/
and check Superior National Forest websites for further information as some entry points and roads are closed. On a good note, last nights sleet and snow slowed the fire down a bit.....
Have fun up there and keep warm.....
John
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I would take the 18-135 and the 40.

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Personally I'd just take the K5 + 16-50, and make your shots work in that range. The DA15ltd is not weather sealed, but if you had one, I'd suggest just taking that.

Where in the BWCA are you going, by the way? I'm originally from that area and grew up paddling. My parents still live there; my Dad can see the smoke plume from his back yard.






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