« on: May 17, 2013, 10:35:52 AM »
All interesting and thanks for everyone's thoughts. Today I am leaning towards the 24-105 + 17-40 + "Shorty 40" (for low light situations) in my Retrospective bag. I love my 70-200 but on past trips, based on EXIF on LR, rarely used it (this is my first trip with the 5D - my old kit was a crop with 15-85 + 10-22 + 70-200). I did use the WA zoom for interiors. I know that I'll miss whatever I leave home, but I've lugged a heavier kit in temps over 100F and it is no fun.
The Samyang 14 is a great thing but I don't know how often I'd feel the need over the WA zoom. I can always stitch in PP.
Maybe the ultimate answer is to bring a personal porter!
Well, when it comes to stitching and cropping, all you need is shorty-40, really . And if you don't print "billboards", you can easily crop an 85mm FoV out of it (that's like 1/4 of the frame ~ 5.5mp).