thanks Max... I dont use the 100 as much as I should when I am on hikes. I usually just take the 2 bodies with the lenses attached seeing I want to reduce weight as much as possible.
I will however be reworking my kit this winter for next summer's hiking season to include more gear by attaching storage to a belt and rebuilding my day pack. I'm also gonna start carrying a 3rd body which I just picked up.. another 7D which will be for macro work as I do constantly come across interesting macro shots and I'm tired of passing them by or having to comprimise in getting the shot. Last summer I was on a day long hike when I came across this beautiful little flower which was no more than 5mm in size. I couldn't get the shot cause I didnt have my macro with me and I was 4 hours away from my car.
Another item I want to include in my hiking kit is a pocket waterproof camera. Just yeterday I was out shooting the tail end of the goose migration when I noticed some fresh-water shrimp just below the surface as well as a crayfish in a creek. I would love to start photographing things like this and a small waterproof camera would be perfect in my case.
I'm actually in the process right now of writing a very long article/guide on what wildlife photographers should think about carrying with them on day outings, mutli-day home base outings and multi-day hikes and this process has made me reevaluate what I carry and how I carry it. I've been lucky enough to have a local photo shop as well as several outdoors shops let me borrow things all summer expressly to try out the gear and see how functional it actually is in true wilderness settings. The guide will go far beyond cameras and talk about everything needed to make these types of outings successful and fun... stay tuned
Wow.. another long answer for a simple question
Canon 7D + 50D + EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM + EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM + EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
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