mikenannie Posted March 11 #1 Share Posted March 11 First time poster here on this board. I'm another of the 'old school' photographers who started with my first SLR (Minolta x700) back in the mid 1980s. I've tried cruising with just my iPhone 12 but I'm never satisfied with my results when I get back home and start editing in LR and PS CC. In late June we're cruising Viking to Iceland and then to Norway. It will be our first time to either location. We are arriving 2 days early in Iceland (doing the golden circle) and also extending the trip by 2 days in Norway for the train between Bergen and Oslo. I'm trying to decide what lenses and accessories to take on that trip. We have cruised probably a dozen times and my experience is that cruises are not the best place to get great photography. Mainly because you're not usually in a great location at the best time of the day for the optimal images. However, I never stop trying ;). I also need to blend my photography addiction with time spent enjoying vacation and family - not always my strong suit. My current camera is the Sony a1 with an a7iii as a backup / second body. I'm currently thinking about taking 3 lenses.Sony 100-400 GM. My thinking is that I can use this lens for landscapes, especially when sailing in the fjords. I'm hopeful that I'll be able to get some waterfalls, architecture (houses / farms on shore as we cruise by), and maybe some shore birds with that lens. And possibly some whale images. We may also do some excursions where bird photography will be an option.Tamron 28-200 mm. I bought this lens as a travel lens realizing that I may be giving up some image quality for convenience. It's a very sharp lens if I'm careful with my apertures. It will overlap some focal length with my 100-400, but it should be a great walkaround lens. I anticipate this will be my primary shore excursion lens but I will likely also take my 100-400 and a wider alternate (below).Tamron 17-28mm F2.8. This is the widest lens I own and I love that focal length. I'll use it as needed, some on board the ship, but also on shore. I'm going to also take a Sony mic for some 4k video, a couple of neutral density filters and a tripod. I don't know how much I'll use the tripod but my thoughts are that it might be helpful with some blurred water waterfall images (time permitting). I'm anticipating 20 hours or so of sunlight (midnight sun) so I'll likely have plenty of light for most of my photography aside from possible rainy weather which I'm also anticipating. I'd appreciate any thoughts you all might have on this itinerary and what gear you think I should take or leave home. Thanks 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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