AHDK - Delhi Kathmandu in Dec - Lenses??

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AHDK - Delhi Kathmandu in Dec - Lenses??

Postby arunakalu » Mon Nov 28, 2011 4:17 pm

Hi all,
This is my first G-adventure. I am a photography enthusiast, and trying to get a feeler on what lenses to take onthis trip. I got lots of lenses, but I only carry a subset according to the trip, due to weight and safty factors.

Any sugesstions on what to take and what not to will be appreciated.
I am thinking of taking the Nikon D700 full frame, 24-120mm f/4, 16-35mm f/4, 70-300mm.
Should I take the 70-200 f/2.8 which is heavy but amazing for street & people photography?
Then there is a Nikon 24-70 f/2.8 which gives amazing landscapes but too heavy, don't think I will carry it.

I will also take a very small tripod.

Many thanks in advance for your suggestions.

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Re: AHDK - Delhi Kathmandu in Dec - Lenses??

Postby PaulTeolis » Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:29 pm

I have shot in this region before and would say go with the faster lenses regardless of weight.
the 24-70 and the 70-200.

this is a once is a lifetime opportunity so take advantage of using the best gear for the best results.
take lots of memory cards too.
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Re: AHDK - Delhi Kathmandu in Dec - Lenses??

Postby arunakalu » Wed Nov 30, 2011 3:38 pm

Thanks a lot Paul. I think I will take your advice and take a separate camera bag with heavy lenses.
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Re: AHDK - Delhi Kathmandu in Dec - Lenses??

Postby collywobbles » Wed Nov 30, 2011 5:25 pm

:D hi arunakalu

i did this trip in august /sept i took with me my nikon d40x and just the 18/55 lens i did not take my 70.300 lens and to be honest iwas fine with what i took i did not take a tripod with me we were moving around a lot i was just been wary of weight for traveling i also took a compact camera and i did get quiet a lot of shots took my camera with me when i went paragliding which was cool i have some photos of the trip uploaded on flicker http://www.flicker.com/photos/collywobbles
you will have a fab time very colourful and fab place to take photos
enjoy :)
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