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Elsa Gary
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/19/2005

Shooting Iguazu Falls

I am going to Argentina including Iguazu Falls. if any of you have been there, i'd appreciate your advice about what lenses to bring. I use a Canon 40D and have 16-35mm, 28-105mm, 70-200mm and 75-300mm lenses. thanks!


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10/11/2009 8:24:51 AM

R K Stephenson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/5/2007
  Hi, Elsa,

You can frame the main falls from one of the overlooks with the 28-105, though if weight isn't an issue I would also take the 16-35. There are a lot of interesting tighter-shot possibilities to justify the 70-200, also. (I'm not a fan of Canon's 75-300. You can save space and weight with an extender to use with the 70-200. ;^)

One other consideration: there is a lot of spray on the walkway below the falls. You might consider some weather protection for both you and your equipment.



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10/12/2009 7:21:02 AM

Elsa Gary
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/19/2005
  thanks for the info RK! your advice will help with packing issues. i'll leave the 75-300 lens home (it's not my favorite either) and go with the three you mentioned.

i've seen so many beautiful photos taken by others and am look and am excited to have my shot at it (pun totally intended!)


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10/12/2009 9:59:09 AM

Cliff Kolber
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/13/2008
  Elsa, We were in Iguazu last year, and one of our newsletters is about visiting and photographing Iguazu.

Visit our website, or give me your email address and I'll send you the newsletter.

How many days will you be there? you need at least 2-3 to really get into the falls.

I would recommend the 75-300 over the 16-35mm. A lot of your shots will be from a distance and the 28-105 will be enough to catch the action. Check out our pics. I didn't need to bring my 12-24.

And take a helicopter ride! You'll get amazing shots from a different perspective.


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10/21/2009 3:37:30 PM

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