I'm visiting Iceland on a photography tour in September. I'm reviewing my camera gear and wondering if I need any additional equipment, or replace some of my existing gear.
I'm shooting with the Canon 80d with the 550d. I also have an SX720 compact which I keep in my pocket as a backup.
I currently have the EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM lens which is my normal day-to-day lens. Is this going to offer enough on the wide angle or would investing in something like the 10-18mm IS be a better option for landscapes? This lens will be on the 80d.
I also have, and will be taking, my ancient Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM. I've found on the 80d that the quality isn't really that great, especially in the corners. The lens must be at least 10 years old now and has been knocked around a bit over the years. Is it worth upgrading to more recent, higher quality, lens for the higher specification cameras? I originally got this lens when I got my first dSLR, the 300d. It still produces reasonable images.
I'm wanting to get some filters as well, an ND, graduated and polarising, but these will be determined by what lens I'm using when I know the filter sizes.
I'm also going to get a light weight tripod, my current Manfrotto is too heavy for the plane.
Is there any other photographic equipment I should be considering taking?
I don't want to spend money unnecessarily but will spend what I need to get great photos from this once in a lifetime trip.