Im hiking down to Havasupai Falls in the Grand Canyon next week. I'm trying to limit how much I carry down with me. I'm trying to figure out what lenses to bring. I have Canon 5D MkIII. My lense choices are 17-40, 24-105. I also have 70-200 and 85 and 135 Prime. Any advice would be appreciated. I think I only want to take two of them.
Any other advice about the hike would be appreciated.
If you are going to be photographing waterfalls, think about how you are going to get to an exposure of 1 to 3s to blur the water. You probably will need a 3 stop ND filter or maybe 6 stops if working on broad daylight.
If carrying a tripod is not an option, the you can shoot 1/6s to 1/4s hand held with the 24-105mm at 24mm fairly reliably. You may still need a ND filter to do that.
You may want to consider whether it is possible to carry something like a Gorillapod with, otherwise the approach I outlined above of using a wide angle lens with IS will help with photographing waterfalls.
Also think about taking a circular polariser.
I have to admit, I would probably make do with the 24-105 and 17-40. If I could take only one lens it would be the 24-105.
I spent last week in the Grampians and between my wife and myself we had a 5DII, 5DIII, 24-70 II, 24-105, 70-200 IS II, 17-40, 15mm fisheye, 50mm f/1.4 and 100mm L macro. The 24-70 and 24-105 saw most use. After that the 100mm macro and then we took a couple of shots with the 17-40 and 70-200. The fisheye and 50mm did not get used. We used a 3 stop ND for waterfalls and circular PL quite a bit. Our 10 stop ND did not see any use.