LOL Comparing his honeymoon to the civil war !! Hehe.. I can see it !! heh!
Pity. I wasn't the one who made the comparison.
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Mike that photo reminds me of a scene out of lost. I am sure it was shot in ohau?
As for lens, 14-24mm the 50mm and the 70-200mm. Keep it simple :)
IMO an 18-200 lens is really what you need even though you have such nice glass. It isn't as big and heavy as your lenses and you wouldn't have to switch.
I would have to agree with the 18-200. I'm a frequent vacationer in Oahu and Maui and with wife and three kids, the 18-200 covers me all the way without being bogged down by the weight and having to switch lenses. I do bring other lenses but they just end up staying in the bag.
EDIT 2: I don't see anybody mentioning this but don't forget to bring a tripod. You will want pictures with you and your wife "together". I would think having a picture together with the wife would be more important when you're looking back 10, 20, 30 years from now.
18-200 is out of the question guys, he's got a D700.
I agree with the 50mm prime, 14-24 and 70-200. It's got a bit in between and wide and tele.
Should be enough to get you through.
I also agree with carrying whatever compact camera you've got- you're not going to dinner with your wife with a D700 and a 70-200 strapped around your neck.
You're going to want to carry something smaller.
Interesting, if I was on my honeymoon I'd try and keep it simple and bring a zoom such as a 24-70 and a 70-200mm and keep it at that. I'll be going to the Phillipines for one week so I'll be in a similar dilemma. I think I'll go with my 14-24, 28-300 and a 35mm prime and thats it. Can't wait! I hope you enjoy your honeymoon, I've always wanted to go there actually :)
Thanks for all the tips. I have decided to leave the 50mm, 60mm Micro, and the 85mm behind. I will probably leave either the 24mm or the 35mm behind as well, but not both. Still trying to decide which one of the two make the cut.
The three zooms will be coming with me. I would hate to miss the wonderful landscape and not have the 14-24mm. The 24-70mm will probably be used the second most, and if I have to leave another lens behind, sad to say I think the 70-200 is going to miss out due to the size, and weight, and the fact that most of my shots should be on the wide side of things.
Tripod is a given (Gitzo Traveler), and I think the SB-400 will be the only strobe I bring. I haven't come up with a good reason to bring the SB-900 yet.
The war reference was the fact I was in El Salvador, where the poster was . . . it was not a comparison of war/honeymoon ;)
I would say take the tele as well.. if you are going to pearl harbour .. the ships may be big but you don't get too close to them in fact 200 may not be long enough :-)
re the war.. i am sure there will be some sweet battles.. sabre rattling and storming castles.. ;-)
My first trip to Hawaii was last summer with the family. I took my D700, 24-70/f2.8 and 80-400/f2.slow. I used the 24-70 for 90% of the pictures, but the 80-400 came in very handy for shots of birds and the day my older son took surfing lessons.
We took a second camera (D70s) with the 18-70 kit lens. My wife carried it around and between the two cameras we always seemed to have the right lens for anything we wanted to capture.
By next summer I plan to have a 70-200/f2.8 with a teleconverter (1.7 probably) that will be used in place of the 80-400.
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