I’m heading to Scotland Saturday to hang with Andy Biggs and a bunch of other landscape photography nuts for 10 days of shooting the Isles of Skye, Lewis & Harris as well as Cairngorms. This is almost the perfect time to go with the latest lenses Canon has released, especially the EF 11-24 f/4L and EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II. Do I wish an EOS 5DS R was coming with me? Absolutely!
What’s in my bag for this trip?
- Canon EOS-1D X
- Canon EOS 5D Mark III
- Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L
- Zeiss Distagon 15mm f/2.8
- Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II
- Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II
- Singh-Ray & B+W Filters
- Gitzo 3541LS Tripod
- Markins Q20 Ballhead
- Jobu Designs L Brackets & Plates
- Leica Ultravid 8×42 Binoculars
- Gura Gear Bataflae 18L
Why the Zeiss and the 11-24? I’ve shot the Zeiss plenty of times before and until proven otherwise, it’s the best ultra wide angle lens for Canon’s EF mount (apologies to the TS-E 17mm) that I’ve ever used. I will be using the 11-24 a lot as I work away on the review.
As I mentioned earlier, I would love to be taking an EOS 5DS R with me and I almost (GAH!) brought a D810, but the new 11-24 and 100-400 were too good to pass up, not to mention I don’t have a Zeiss 15mm f/2.8 for F mount.
I will also have the pleasure of shooting with a Leica S Type 006 kit on the trip, which should have no trouble fulfilling the desire for more resolution.