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Old Apr 13, 2004, 5:44 PM   #1
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Default Wide-angle advice on photographing the Grand Canyon

I shall be visiting the Grand Cayon mid-year and hope to take some really good photos. I'd welcome advice on wide versus telephoto and sunset shots. We'll be staying for two nights at the South Rim so should have at least one evening in which to take sunset shots/. Also whilst there I expect to take a helicopter trip. I may never get to make this trip again so want to be best equipped to capture it.

I have an old (very!) SLR - Yashica FR1, with lenses from 24mm to 135mm. Also a Canon A40 digital. I'm also expecting to buy either the Canon S1 IS or the Minolta Z2 - a long way from the Minolta 7Hi that caught my eye on eBay because of its 28-200mm range.

Bottom line is whether or not wide angle is of relevance for a place as vast as the Grand Canyon.
Do I really need to take the FR1 24mm or will 38mm or so suffice?
Would 28 to 200mm and 5megapixels of the 7Hi be better than 38 to 380mm?

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Old Apr 13, 2004, 5:50 PM   #2
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I can't think of a place where it would be more important to have a wide angle than the Grand Ganyon! Enjoy Arizona while you're here, it's a great place!
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Old Apr 13, 2004, 6:33 PM   #3
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oh have fun there!

i'd like to take a trip down to a waterfall that is down in the canyon.....don't know the name, but looks amazing.....

a wide angle wouldn't hurt
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Old Apr 13, 2004, 6:36 PM   #4
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You have four choices...as I see it...

You can take existing cams to Grand Canyon.

Purchase a newer digital camera perhaps with wide angle
lens

Purchase a camera built for wide angle shots
like the Olympus 8080? (somebody help me here...Gibson?
You are the Oly guru on this forum ).

In any event, just enjoy the views...bring a sunhat, sunscreen
and 2 gallons of water. Not kidding.
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Old Apr 13, 2004, 7:21 PM   #5
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How about giving photo stitching ago. It would give you a nice project to work on when you get home but of cause you need the photos taken with this in mind.
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Old Apr 18, 2004, 2:49 PM   #6
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How about giving photo stitching ago. It would give you a nice project to work on when you get home but of cause you need the photos taken with this in mind.
Thanks good idea. I have used stitch on my A40 and it works, the Canon software also does a good job on imported scans - trouble is getting them printed.

Since I've now ordered the Canon S1 IS I'll have the ready made stitch function. Given the views on wide angle I might still take the Yashica FR1 with just the 24mm and use up the last of my films.
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