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GC Trip Report: Part 3 - President Harding (mile 44) to Trinity Creek (mile 92)

Here is part 3 of my trip report for the Grand Canyon, which we did during the month of October. This one covers President Harding Camp to Trinity Creek Camp, for a total of 48 miles over four days:

Wheels & Water: The Grand Canyon (Part 3) - Mile 44 to Mile 92

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Here is part 3 of my trip report for the Grand Canyon, which we did during the month of October. This one covers President Harding Camp to Trinity Creek Camp, for a total of 48 miles over four days:

Wheels & Water: The Grand Canyon (Part 3) - Mile 44 to Mile 92

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What camera(s) were these images shot with?
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What camera(s) were these images shot with?
For on the river shots, I used my Sony A77 with a 18-135mm lens and a 16-50mm f/2.8 lens. I really wish I would have brought my 70-200mm f/2.8 lens, it would have been great for The Grand.

For in-camp and hiking, I used my Sony NEX-6 with a 8mm fisheye lens, a 10-18mm f/4 lens, and a 18-200mm lens. This worked out great, but...

keeping sand out of my gear was a full-time job, and to some degree futile, especially with the NEX. Going back, I'd only bring one camera body, and the following lenses (for an APS-C camera):

8mm Fisheye
16-50mm f/2.8
70-200mm f/2.8
...and maybe an ultra-wide zoom, that is, a 11-16mm f/2.8

Hope this helps!
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Nate, I truly enjoy your trip reports--very well done. They bring back great memories of our last August trip. Thanks!
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Yep, that helps. Lugging around my 70-200 would probably not be my first choice. With lots of light, I may bring the 70-300. Of course the real question would be which body would you bring. Just the NEX-6?

Also, you mentioned that sand was a big issue - how did the gear fair?
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Yep, that helps. Lugging around my 70-200 would probably not be my first choice. With lots of light, I may bring the 70-300. Of course the real question would be which body would you bring. Just the NEX-6?

Also, you mentioned that sand was a big issue - how did the gear fair?
Yeah, if your 70-300 is sharp, I'd go with that. I have a Tamron 70-300, but it just can't compete with my 70-200 at the same aperture settings.

As for the camera body, I'd take my A77, since it's weather resistant. The NEX got pretty hammered. Basically, I'm still trying to get sand out of the dials/buttons. Furthermore, since the sensor on the NEX isn't protected by a mirror box, you have to be very careful while changing lenses. All it takes is one dust storm... That said, it's a great compact package, if you are willing to put in the effort to keep it protected.
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Nate, I truly enjoy your trip reports--very well done. They bring back great memories of our last August trip. Thanks!
Thanks for the kind words! Amazing place, eh?!
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