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zeex3 Basic MemberSat 29-Jun-02 12:27 PM
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"Slot Canyons in Page, AZ=What lenes??"


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Hey Guys-Im off to the slot canyons second week in july. Anyone been there, if so what lenes should I take, or buy. Here is my current inventory.
20mm
50mm
28-200 zoom
80-400 VR
70-180 Micro

Any ideas/suggestions welcome.

Also what would be the best exposures to use, I have read that several minutes are needed........

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shorbo Basic MemberSat 29-Jun-02 11:17 PM
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#1. "RE: Slot Canyons in Page, AZ=What lenes??"
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I'd recommend something moderately wide, for shots of the "rooms" like this

http://www.shorbo.com/image.aspx?iid=75

as well as a moderate telephoto to get closer into abstract patterns such as this

http://www.shorbo.com/image.aspx?iid=74

I used my 28-70 and my 80-200. Careful changing lenses in there, there's fine dust which could drop down on you and get into your camera.

Many of my exposures were around 30 - 60 s at f/11 with 50 speed Velvia. Some people use the reciprocity failure of Velvia to their advantage here. Needless to say a sturdy tripod is essential, preferably one with a ball head.

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jrp Administrator JRP is one of the co-founders, has in-depth knowledge in various areas. Awarded for his contributions for the Resources Charter MemberSun 30-Jun-02 01:55 AM
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#2. "RE: Slot Canyons in Page, AZ=What lenes??"
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Very little to add. Sorbo has done it and darn well if I may add.
A recent published piece by pro James Kay canyoneering there, was done exclusively with a 35mm if I recall well the article at Outdoor Photographer, April 2002 issue.
From your arsenal I would take the 20mm, the 50mm and the 70-180mm.

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mcnik Registered since 05th Jun 2002Sun 30-Jun-02 06:25 AM
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I'd predict your 20mm will stay in your camera most of the time. Next time I go to my favorite slot canyon, Little Wild Horse in central Utah, I'll be taking along my Voigtlander Bessa with the 15mm Color Heliar. On the theory, of course, of the unity of opposites. Match this narrowest of subjects with the widest lens available, and you get a realistic depiction of unreal places.

  

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