First, you may remember this thread, (http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=12048.0
) in which I claimed to be going to Glacier National Park. Well, plans have changed since then! I still greatly appreciate the advice!
I will be visiting Yosemite National Park in September for 5 days. I have a campsite in the park, and am extremely excited to visit the area Ansel Adams helped make so famous!
I have another camera and lens dilemma though. My current gear:
Canon 60D – traded the t4i to a friend who wanted a physically smaller camera
70-200 f/2.8 IS II
430 EXII Flash
Macro extension tube
Manfrotto tripod and head
My first question – I have the wide angle covered, but is it worth looking at buying/renting a 2x extender in case there is any wildlife?
Secondly, I have very much been enjoying my macro extension tube. I tried the 100L macro at a camera shop recently. I wasn't blown away by it, but I could definitely see how the dedicated macro would be a helpful tool to have. Is it worth renting/purchasing the macro for these trips?
Third – I tried a 6D and 24-105 combination at the camera store several days ago, and absolutely loved it. It is definitely something I am thinking about picking up before the trip. I love astrophotography (particularly the Milky Way) so the incredible FF Iso difference would be extremely helpful. The issue I face is that I sometimes find the 60D autofocus to be slightly lacking when tracking moving objects. Would I run into this issue with the 6D as well?
The camera store I go to has a very nice option that if I rent something, if I decide I would like to purchase it after the trip is over, that the rental price will go directly into the purchase price of the lens (but obviously a new one and not the one they rent out).
Finally, I also have the option to visit either Sequoia/Kings Canyon, Death Valley or Zion National park in October. Does anyone have an opinion on any of those parks? If Sequoia/Kings Canyon is the choice, which of those should I look at camping in (assuming I can find a spot)?
Any other advice, including which hikes to take at Yosemite, is welcomed and very much appreciated!