- Which gear do you own?
I´ve been in this area some days ago and did enough muscletraining for the next 10 years, because I took to much with me.
All of the tips from the CR photographers are well argued.
The lens I used most of the times where in the range of 12-24mm, 28-70mm and 100-400mm. My 70-200 2.8 and the other primes have been left in the lodge. I used mostly the 7D. And i bought an not expensive lightweight tripod (Sirui). And do not forget an pol-filter!
My 2 friends used:
Nikon 7100 and D800 with the same ranged lenses (superb shots with the D800!!)
and the other one the
Fujifilm X-E1 with an ~18-50mm and an ~55-200mm.
From the sight of weight, the Fuji was an great idea. And the AF was very fast and the pics are really great.
If you have to carry all your equipment around, think of reducing the gear to the max. There something like the fuji (or coming Canon M2) will be the best for your back.
Oh, and get an gear-insurance (robbery, theft,...)