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I'm going off to Adelaide (and the surrounds) for about 12 days. Will be going to Wilpena pound (edge of the desert), Kangaroo Island and a couple of other places. I'm trying not to overpack, so i hope to seek your opinion on whether or not this is too much equipment to bring.

Nikon D70s (2 batts, CF cards)
Tokina 12-24
Nikon 50 f/1.8
Tamron 18-200
Nikon 80-200
Nikon SB900

Filters (ND8, GND, polariser, UV filters)

Asahi Pentax Spotmatic F (film, batteries)
Asahi Pentax 28 f/3.5
Asahi Pentax 50 f/1.4

Tripod
Accessories

I know its a lot of stuff but im not sure what not to bring.

Thanks in advance
 

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I'm going off to Adelaide (and the surrounds) for about 12 days. Will be going to Wilpena pound (edge of the desert), Kangaroo Island and a couple of other places. I'm trying not to overpack, so i hope to seek your opinion on whether or not this is too much equipment to bring.

Nikon D70s (2 batts, CF cards)
Tokina 12-24
Nikon 50 f/1.8
Tamron 18-200
Nikon 80-200
Nikon SB900

Filters (ND8, GND, polariser, UV filters)

Asahi Pentax Spotmatic F (film, batteries)
Asahi Pentax 28 f/3.5
Asahi Pentax 50 f/1.4

Tripod
Accessories

I know its a lot of stuff but im not sure what not to bring.

Thanks in advance
For me, I will not bring the flash, and the 18-200.
If you don't use to heavy set up, then only bring your 18-200 and 50 f1.8
 

Zichar

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Ah I just got back from SA a month ago
The filters will come in handy

What you bring will be definitely dependent on your photography style
And whether you're comfortable switching lens often
Plus comfortable with the weight

For the latter, the 18-200mm would surely be the easiest option, plus the 50mm f1.8
Lighter, less worries

From your equipment, I'd choose the Tokina 12-24, 50mm f1.8 and the 80-200mm
I brought something similar: my Sigma 10-20mm, 35mm f1.8 and 105mm VR with a 2x TC
And a tripod, consider that a necessity
Which worked well although a zoom was sorely missed
As was something with more reach
It was hard to be prepared as it was ooh scenery, ooh wildlife, ooh scenery, ooh wildlife, in random order

Loved my time there, the beauty and solitude of nature was inspiring, and much needed I may add, coming off a very hectic year
PM me and we can discuss itinerary if you want, what works and what doesn't
KI and Wilpena Pound is certainly worth the trip
I still have most of my materials (I'm a brochure collector of sorts) and I can let you have a copy of the Lonely Planet SA chapter if you want
 

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sorry for the late reply - just got back :)

wilpena pound was spectacular (esp the stars and sunrise)

decided to bring everything but found myself using the 12-24, 50 and 80-200 when i went out for the day most of the time

thanks anyway!

Ah I just got back from SA a month ago
The filters will come in handy

What you bring will be definitely dependent on your photography style
And whether you're comfortable switching lens often
Plus comfortable with the weight

For the latter, the 18-200mm would surely be the easiest option, plus the 50mm f1.8
Lighter, less worries

From your equipment, I'd choose the Tokina 12-24, 50mm f1.8 and the 80-200mm
I brought something similar: my Sigma 10-20mm, 35mm f1.8 and 105mm VR with a 2x TC
And a tripod, consider that a necessity
Which worked well although a zoom was sorely missed
As was something with more reach
It was hard to be prepared as it was ooh scenery, ooh wildlife, ooh scenery, ooh wildlife, in random order

Loved my time there, the beauty and solitude of nature was inspiring, and much needed I may add, coming off a very hectic year
PM me and we can discuss itinerary if you want, what works and what doesn't
KI and Wilpena Pound is certainly worth the trip
I still have most of my materials (I'm a brochure collector of sorts) and I can let you have a copy of the Lonely Planet SA chapter if you want
 

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