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Don Haines

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Re: lens choice for Yosemite
« Reply #15 on: September 01, 2017, 08:56:27 PM »
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I would go with it.

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Re: lens choice for Yosemite
« Reply #15 on: September 01, 2017, 08:56:27 PM »

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Re: lens choice for Yosemite
« Reply #16 on: September 01, 2017, 10:42:41 PM »
Great Shot Vern

The sun in the upper left corner is distorted.  Is this due to the lens or the clouds? 

Thanks for sharing.

scott

I'd really think the 16 would be wide enough. There is plenty of room to walk around to get the shot you need.

thanks ethanz - I guess I was imagining scenarios like in this pic from a hike in Switzerland last fall. Without the 11 mm, I would have struggled to capture this scene. The lake at the bottom left is ~800' below our trail and I had no where to go to frame the shot with a 16mm (not being a goat).
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Re: lens choice for Yosemite
« Reply #17 on: September 03, 2017, 08:54:46 AM »
Great Shot Vern

The sun in the upper left corner is distorted.  Is this due to the lens or the clouds? 

Thanks for sharing.

scott

I'd really think the 16 would be wide enough. There is plenty of room to walk around to get the shot you need.

thanks ethanz - I guess I was imagining scenarios like in this pic from a hike in Switzerland last fall. Without the 11 mm, I would have struggled to capture this scene. The lake at the bottom left is ~800' below our trail and I had no where to go to frame the shot with a 16mm (not being a goat).

The sun is distorted b/c it is in the corner of the frame and all UWA lenses will render a round object as oblate with this framing (I think).
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Re: lens choice for Yosemite
« Reply #18 on: September 03, 2017, 01:26:50 PM »
The range from 16 to 200mm should do it.  I've taken the 300 at times, but rarely used it.  I always over pack.  LOL  I only used the 24-105 one day and it was fine.(lots of hiking and climbing)
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Re: lens choice for Yosemite
« Reply #19 on: September 08, 2017, 01:45:20 PM »
Just finished the trip yesterday. I did take the 11-24 but carried it on 2 out of 4 hikes. It proved handy for pano's like this one from beside Nevada falls (stitched from 7 portrait orientation HDR images, @11mm, ISO 100, 5DSR). I only had my laptop to process this image, so I think it will be better when done on my home system with PS (used PTGui on this file and it didn't like an 11mm rectilinear lens). There was a lot of smoke in the valley - ergo the interesting sky.


Great to get follow-up from an OP's question!  pretty rare on here, to be honest.   Nice shot.  Glad to hear you sorted it out and had success, despite all of our good-intention-ed input!  8)
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Re: lens choice for Yosemite
« Reply #19 on: September 08, 2017, 01:45:20 PM »