Over the last 2 years we have travelled overland from the UK to Australia, primarily using an old 450D, 17-85 & 55-250mm, although we had managed to get some good and ok pics, we found we missed a lot shots during the trip, probably due to rushing too much and not taking the time to put more thought in the output of our shots.
We have now upgraded to 5d III with a 24-105 for the second part of our trip, and are taking our time enjoying taking photos with the camera.
Our trip will last another two years driving the length of the Americas (Alaska to Argentina) and from South Africa back to the UK.
Due to the nature of the trip will be taking a wide variety of pictures:
• Urban Portraits, People
We will be travelling by 4x4 so weight is not an issue but dust will be.
Our current thoughts is the following set up:
• 100 – 400L II (if it is released before we leave)
• Canon 100L Macro or Sigma 150mm
• Manfrotto 055XProB Tripod w/ 496RC2
• Bag – Still undecided – im looking for something that will hold all of the kit as a back pack, but also has space for water / food / rain jacket,
We will be leaving Australia in June 2013, but would like buy the lenses prior to leaving, which will allow us improve our photography skills and get use to using these lenses.
We are on a budget, but do not mind investing in kit which we hope will last us for several years to come, any advice would hugely appreciated.
If you are interested in our trip, you can see more on the links below:http://www.facebook.com/MyOverlandAdventurehttp://myoverlandadventure.com/