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  1. #1
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    10lbs 11-840mm mirrorless backpacking setup

    10lbs kit weight for backpacking
    11-840mm coverage
    1:3 Macro
    f/2 for Astro

    Canon M50

    Canon 11-22mm IS f/4-5.6
    Canon 18-150mm IS f/3.5-6.3
    Tamron 150-600mm IS f/4.5-6.3 G2
    Canon 22mm f/2

    Canon EF mount converter
    Canon 1.4x II TC
    Siriu CF Tripod with ballhead
    2 extra batteries
    55mm Polarizer

    Obviously there is a huge emphasis on birds and wildlife because half of the weight is the 150-600, EF converter, and 1.4 TC.
    Quote Originally Posted by blurred
    skiing is hiking all day so that you can ski on shitty gear for 5 minutes.

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    The M50 and 11-22 is a killer combination, one of my favorites. That lens is super sharp, and it's tiny.

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    Still getting used to this Tamron monster. I like it. Although sometimes I wonder if I'd have been better off with the Canon 100-400mm L II IS f/4.5-5.6, similar IQ, save a pound of weight, lose some long reach, and costs 50% more than the Tamron.

    For a 10 day backpacking trip in Patagonia, I carried:

    7.5lbs
    11-300mm coverage
    1:3 Macro
    f/1.4 for Astro

    Canon M50

    Canon 11-22mm IS f/4-5.6
    Canon 17-55mm IS f/2.8
    Canon 70-300mm IS f/4-5.6
    Canon 32mm f/1.4

    Canon EF mount converter
    Siriu CF Tripod with ballhead
    2 extra batteries + solar battery bank
    55mm + 58mm + 77mm Polarizers

    Quote Originally Posted by smmokan View Post
    The M50 and 11-22 is a killer combination, one of my favorites. That lens is super sharp, and it's tiny.
    Indeed... and it's a decent macro with 1:3.3 reproduction ratios (although at 2" min it's a lighting challenge for sure).

    Love the 11-22mm and I don't really miss the 10mm of the 10-22mm it replaced. I do sometimes think about the Laowa EFM 9mm 2.8 for ultrawide, but then I usually think I'd rather buy a Rokinon EFM 12mm f/2 for astro.
    Quote Originally Posted by blurred
    skiing is hiking all day so that you can ski on shitty gear for 5 minutes.

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    I used the Sigma 100-400 for a little while on the M5 and it worked really well. It always felt kind of awkward with such a big lens on a tiny body.


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    Quote Originally Posted by smmokan View Post
    I used the Sigma 100-400 for a little while on the M5 and it worked really well. It always felt kind of awkward with such a big lens on a tiny body.
    Re-dic-ul-ous (adj.) M50 mounted with EF converter + 2x TC + Tamron 150-600 fully zoomed with lens hood.

    It's 20in of tube mounted on <2in of camera. I have to be conscientious not to try and support the lens with the camera. I'm sure the mount is strong enough, but the grip is insufficient and I hit buttons! I might get a battery grip and a red dot finder for the hot shoe because trying to acquire moving targets at 600mm on a 1.6x body is... challenging.
    Quote Originally Posted by blurred
    skiing is hiking all day so that you can ski on shitty gear for 5 minutes.

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    That Tamron 150-600mm has me curious. I've been thinking about what kind of setup I want to have ready for the 2024 solar eclipse. This lens combined with my 2x TC would be a great setup to get out around 1200mm (probably only go to 1000mm as the lens is reported to get soft at the 600mm FL). The 400mm I get out of my 70-200 w/2x TC just isn't far enough. Photos of the sun require a serious crop to get in close. Here is a photo I took last week at 400mm.

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    Cropping the shit out of it works but you can only blow it up so large if printing.
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    Aim for the chopping block. If you aim for the wood, you will have nothing. Aim past the wood, aim through the wood.
    http://tim-kirchoff.pixels.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Summit View Post
    Re-dic-ul-ous (adj.) M50 mounted with EF converter + 2x TC + Tamron 150-600 fully zoomed with lens hood.

    It's 20in of tube mounted on <2in of camera. I have to be conscientious not to try and support the lens with the camera. I'm sure the mount is strong enough, but the grip is insufficient and I hit buttons! I might get a battery grip and a red dot finder for the hot shoe because trying to acquire moving targets at 600mm on a 1.6x body is... challenging.
    Pics or it didn't happen

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    It sucks to be into birds, 'coz of the long lens requirement.

    I'm grateful my subject matter and approach leans toward the (light) Galen Rowell school :-)

    I'm cursed in so many other ways.

    Wanna buy my unused Mountains.ith Borealis pack (unused)?

    ... Thom
    Galibier Design
    crafting technology in service of music

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