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Topic: Iceland

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Fred_Oxford (Over 1 year ago)
Tony, what camera and lens combinations do you use for these?

TonyErnst (Over 1 year ago)

I was using a Canon 300D at the time.  I had a Canon 100-400L, 17-40L, and 28-135 lenses with me in Iceland.  For specifics about which lens was used for what shots, you can view the photos on my website (Iceland Gallery is and see the lens and exposure info.
Fred_Oxford (Over 1 year ago)
Thanks Tony - I somehow missed your Iceland shoots on your website. Many great photos - I especially like the puffins! I currently have a 24-105 4L USM Canon lens which I bought as a kit with the 5D Mk. II (which I am delighted with), but will be looking into a 100-400 mm lens (my son has a 70-300 lens which I have borrowed on occasions, but he missed it last time I went off whale spotting in I will have to get one myself...)for wildlife photography - any thoughts on what I should look at?
TonyErnst (Over 1 year ago)
love the 24-105, when I only bring one lens with me on a climb, this is the one.  The 100-400 is definitely a compromise - not as sharp as the 400 f5.6 prime, more expensive and heavier than the 70-300.  But for me it's a very good compromise.  You get more reach than the 70-300 plus it's quite a bit sharper.  And compared to the 400 prime you have the zoom (Id estimate that half the shots I've taken with it are at 400, the other half at something else),   Personally, I recommend it.

For whale watching from a boat I've gotten my best shots with the 24-105 (well at least if you're fairly close), be sure not to leave it at home.
Fred_Oxford (Over 1 year ago)
Thanks Tony - this will help a lot. I was also considering the 400, but felt this might be restricitve and it is a pricey piece of kit. In the past when I lived in South Africa, (still shot analogue in those days)I had a 600mm f8(mirror lens) which I used for bird photography. It was always difficult to control exposure with this lens - so the results were either excellent or pretty average. I agree the 24-105 is a great lens - and excellent for landscapes. I used both lenses (70-300 and 24-105) during the whale watching trip.
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