What lens to bring to Iceland?

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by Transalp01, Jul 22, 2014.

  1. Transalp01

    Transalp01 Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 3, 2013
    Täby, Sweden
    I'm going to Iceland a couple of days. What should I bring?

    I'm planning to bring E-M10, Oly 14-42 EZ, Oly 40-150, Pana 14/2,5 and Canon S95 + WP-DC38 (underwater house) for the Blue Lagoon

    Lenses I'm not plan to bring is Oly 45/1,8, Pana 100-300, Sigma 30/2,8 60/2,8, Samyang 7,5

    What do you think? Should I change my plans what I'm bringing?
     
  2. BeyondTheLines

    BeyondTheLines Mu-43 Veteran

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    Sep 23, 2012
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    Patrick
    Personally I would definitely bring the Samyang (Ice caves, to exaggerate foreground elements, really wide view of what I imagine will be spectacular scenery) and although I'm not sure what macro opportunities there are in Iceland, I would probably bring the 60 2.8.

    If space weren't a problem I'd bring them all just in case :biggrin: but I realize that's not usually an option.
     
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  3. jeffg53

    jeffg53 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Aug 22, 2012
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    Jeff Grant
    That covers it well. I tend to shoot longer than short but you have a good range there. The 14-42 would be good for a walkaround lens if you get some time in Reykjavik. Be warned, Iceland is addictive. Here’s a dump from my visit last year, mostly Hasselblad but some with teh EM 1 and 12-35 http://www.jeff-grant.com/portfolio315669.html
     
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  4. jeffg53

    jeffg53 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jeff Grant
    Do you have something in mind for the Blue Lagoon? Visibility must be about an inch, at best.
     
  5. Transalp01

    Transalp01 Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 3, 2013
    Täby, Sweden
    Thank you for your answers!

    I will add Samyang 7,5 to my packing!

    Jeff: Very good photos!

    I know about the limited visibility in the Blue Lagoon. The WP-DC38 is just for taking same photos of my girlfriend in the Blue Lagoon. (Not for underwater photos.) But thanks for your comments to make sure I knew!
     
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  6. tomO2013

    tomO2013 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Oct 28, 2013
    It rains a lot at this time of the year - I'd bring something weather sealed or better yet bring some rain covers for your camer and lenses and use them :)
     
  7. Transalp01

    Transalp01 Mu-43 Regular

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    Täby, Sweden
    I'm already here! Girlfriend with umbrella works! :)
     
  8. Glenn S

    Glenn S Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 1, 2010
    Visibility at the Blue Lagoon can be excellent

    IMG_1358.