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Old Feb 17, 2010, 5:10 AM   #1
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I am setting off for a trip to the Arctic in July and wondering what lenses to take with me. I shall be shooting both landscapes and animals sometimes in bright light and sometimes in low light.
My cameras are a Nikon D3 and a Nikon D300 I am thinking or taking my Nikon 70-200 2.8 also with a 1.7 tele converter., a Nikon24-70 2.8 and a Nikon 12-24 f4.
Has anyone had experience of shooting in the Arctic ?
I would love to hear from you
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Old Feb 17, 2010, 10:17 AM   #2
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I am setting off for a trip to the Arctic in July and wondering what lenses to take with me. I shall be shooting both landscapes and animals sometimes in bright light and sometimes in low light.
My cameras are a Nikon D3 and a Nikon D300 I am thinking or taking my Nikon 70-200 2.8 also with a 1.7 tele converter., a Nikon24-70 2.8 and a Nikon 12-24 f4.
Has anyone had experience of shooting in the Arctic ?
I would love to hear from you

henryvws,

Welcome. You'll get many answers to your questions. Never visited the heart of the Arctic but I have some experience of similar conditions

Generally: use RAW (or RAW plus .jpg)


Landscape

Snow, ice, sky, water; use EV bracketing; be careful with your choice of aperture and infinity position

Animals: metering mode perhaps spotmetering with suitable -EV

Bright light: bring a set of ND filters

Low light: your camera is a low light performer but anyhow bring a steady tripod

Bring all lenses; you'll need them

Bring many batteries. They loose their capacity in the cold

Good luck!

Torgny

PS

Be careful with the skies, not to blow highlight. But even then the skies might have a blown look to them. Don't be afraid of those white parts in the skies. They exist in reality. The blown highlight horror mostly exist among those who are not so much out in the field and among new born hdr missionairies
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