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Re: Advice for trip to Hawaii
« Reply #15 on: July 10, 2012, 07:12:55 PM »
...and most important, rent a convertible.   8)

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Re: Advice for trip to Hawaii
« Reply #15 on: July 10, 2012, 07:12:55 PM »

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Re: Advice for trip to Hawaii
« Reply #16 on: July 11, 2012, 09:36:03 AM »
I was in Oahu early May.  Started a thread asking of what places to go, etc, etc.
As far as gear, I only took what I have...5d Mark III, 24-70mm f.2.8 and 70-200mm f2.8 I.  Ah, and a compact light tripod.

Here's a link to the thread and the link for my pictures is somewhere in there.  Let me know if you have any questions about locations of the pics.

http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=5433.0
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Re: Advice for trip to Hawaii
« Reply #17 on: July 12, 2012, 12:01:11 AM »
I would say bring some graduated ND filters, if you don't have them already.

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Re: Advice for trip to Hawaii
« Reply #18 on: July 13, 2012, 11:05:26 AM »

I love Hawaii. I was there back in 2006, got married and went there for honeynoon. I can't wait for my 2nd child to be little older so we can take a long trip vacation.

The important thing is you are on vacation with your family - that what matter most. I would carry less camera stuff and enjoy the trip.

For the gear:
16-35, 70-200, and 35L

Have Fun ;D



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Re: Advice for trip to Hawaii
« Reply #19 on: July 13, 2012, 11:58:25 AM »
I'd take a rugged camera for any adventuring.  I had a Canon D10 for my honeymoon. Waterproof (until recently:( ) and rugged enough for bouncy jeep rides and such.

I also took a private photo tour given by a photog on Kauai.  I got to LOTS of places that I would never have found, deserted beaches away from other tourists.  Added bonus, good local history and info and with other folks like me who appreciate the value of setting up a tripod, or taking the same shot 9 times to get it just right. Not alot of toe tapping and watch checking.


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Re: Advice for trip to Hawaii
« Reply #20 on: July 13, 2012, 01:54:52 PM »
Make sure to bring a c polarizing filter for the 70-200.  Can't always control the time of day or direction you shoot from. Chances are water will be in a lot of shots :) Tried Shooting windsurfers in Maui without one and nothing but water glare. Bought one went back the next day around the same time and got great shots.

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Re: Advice for trip to Hawaii
« Reply #21 on: July 13, 2012, 02:17:46 PM »
Make sure to bring a c polarizing filter for the 70-200.  Can't always control the time of day or direction you shoot from. Chances are water will be in a lot of shots :) Tried Shooting windsurfers in Maui without one and nothing but water glare. Bought one went back the next day around the same time and got great shots.
Especially at noon.  My circular polarizer did wonders for my pictures.

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Re: Advice for trip to Hawaii
« Reply #22 on: July 13, 2012, 02:35:22 PM »
Make sure to bring a c polarizing filter for the 70-200.  Can't always control the time of day or direction you shoot from. Chances are water will be in a lot of shots :) Tried Shooting windsurfers in Maui without one and nothing but water glare. Bought one went back the next day around the same time and got great shots.
Especially at noon.  My circular polarizer did wonders for my pictures.
+1 on CP.  Also consider a laptop to dump the many more GB of pics than you are estimating:)  Makes late night chimping/sharing easier, too.
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Re: Advice for trip to Hawaii
« Reply #23 on: July 13, 2012, 03:15:46 PM »
Definitely the CP. 70-200, an ultrawide, backup batteries and spare CF cards and backup hard-drive space.

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Re: Advice for trip to Hawaii
« Reply #24 on: July 13, 2012, 04:46:46 PM »
I was on Kauai over Xmas, and used a 24-85 (near the wide end) 99% of the time. The other 1% was a 17-35. I only took my 50/1.4 and 70-200/2.8 out of the bag to leave in the condo so I wouldn't have to lug them around.

My most vital piece of equipment was a LensPen to clean the Hawaii sea spray off my lenses and grads. They are MUCH more effective than Pec-Pads or anything else I tried. Also, bring hard stop grads--two- and three-stop grads should do nicely.

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Re: Advice for trip to Hawaii
« Reply #25 on: July 13, 2012, 05:36:55 PM »
you have have that amount of quality gear and you're asking advice for which to take to hawaii!?

surely someone who's invested that kind of money should have at least SOME kind of idea as to what to take on a family holiday :-|

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Re: Advice for trip to Hawaii
« Reply #26 on: July 13, 2012, 06:39:22 PM »
How is it that you can have so much high end gear and not know what to take with you to a particular destination?

Victim of Gear Acquisition Syndrome (GAS)?

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Re: Advice for trip to Hawaii
« Reply #26 on: July 13, 2012, 06:39:22 PM »