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Alaska has amazing photographic opportunities, but the weather does not always cooperate. It is a good idea to be prepared for the worst conditions, and that may affect your lens selection as well. As far as wildlife photography, be ready for close encounters (especially when driving a car or riding the bus in Denali), but most opportunities will require ...


On a trip to West Africa I packed a D80, an 18-200mm, and a small bog-standard 28mm for walking around urban stuff. I didn't want to carry a full tele, and on a cropped sensor that 200 was long enough for me. So, it really depends on how much you want to pack. For big vistas I'd like a super-wide, but then I'd also want a full-frame sensor. In my case, I ...


I marked this to be closed as its primarily opinion based. Personally, I would much prefer to have a 10-24 and 70-300 over the 18-200. For me, for such an awesome trip, 18 wouldn't be wide enough to make me happy and 200 wouldn't be long enough. (300 wouldn't be long enough, either, but thinking about staying light...) It's a personal choice. Your ...


I only have a fairly small aluminum tripod (53 cm / 21" folded, sans head), which fits inside my suitcase and is more than sturdy enough to take any abuse the luggage handlers might dish out, so I've never had any trouble with it. I assume yours is both bigger and more expensive, though, which could make things more problematic. That said, I've had similar ...

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