Galapagos questions

Dec 6, 2016
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I made a post about this in another spot but it doesn't seem to be getting any hits. I an heading to the galapagos in a months time and while i already have a fair idea of what i will be trying to shoot i am wondering if anyone who has been there can give any ideas i may not have considered. The trip is an 8 day boat trip around the western and central islands so i won't have total freedom and will be working in the constraints of the tour itinerary. The biggest problem that will give me is it will be unlikely i will manage any golden hour stuff on land but so be it. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
 

tron

EOS 5DS R
Nov 8, 2011
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Assuming your question refers to equipment: I have never been there (and I do not think I will ever will) so take my post with a grain of salt. If I wanted to cover just about everything I would take two FF bodies and two zoom lenses as the absolute minimum: A 16-35 for landscapes and a 100-400 for both birding and landscapes. I would put the 100-400 to higher Mpixel body to combine landscape shooting with bird shooting. A nice 1 inch sensor compact could cover the range between these two zoom lenses. You will be on a boat so make sure your lenses are protected with filters in front.
 
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Cheers tron. Wasn't really a question re gear. I am going with 2 bodies, a 10-20, 24-70, 70-200 2.8 with 2x converter if needed plus a couple of backup kit lenses in case anything goes pear shaped. All advice i have recieved is that distance is not much of an issue in the Galapagos. I was more asking if anyone had been and knew of possible subjects that are less well known. Something i might want to think about shooting.