Channel Islands Trip

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by Adrien, Apr 3, 2007.

  1. Adrien


    Jun 7, 2006
    The 661
    I'm going on a 3 day camping/hiking trip to the Channel Islands. I'm going to be going to the Santa Cruz island. We will setup camp in the main campground and day hike and kayak for the weekend.

    I know there's a lot of wildlife on the island and I'm wondering what I should take in the way of gear.

    I have a 24-120 VR, but I think I might need something a bit longer for some wildlife shots. I could probably afford to purchase the 70-300 VR for the trip, but if I was to want to take something more expensive I would probably just have to rent it.

    Anybody been to this island before? Any advice on what lens(es) I should take with me? What about parts of the island that have a lot of nice scenery and wildlife?

    This turned out to be longer than I planned, but thanks for reading! :smile:

  2. ffb2t


    Jan 16, 2006
    You should be fine with the 24-120. Better to take less and make do with what you have as opposed to lugging too much stuff around.
  3. haze2


    Mar 18, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    I'm a big fan of renting lenses. It's affordable, gives you a chance to see if you like the lens, and allows you to make an informed decision without all the risk of a purchase.

  4. weiran


    Jan 2, 2007
    Nottingham, UK
    If you're renting to for something like a 70-200 f/2.8 + 1.4/1.7TC, or a 300mm f/4 with a 1.4 TC.