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  1. #1 Best lenses for wilderness shoot in Iceland 
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    I have a shoot coming up in Iceland in May. It's a small shoot to gather plates and shoot a couple of short scenes. Locations inlcude waterfalls, valleys, glacier, and beach.

    I won't have the luxury of helicoptering in, and in fact will have to hike to many of the places, so want to stay fairly light. Will be shooting with an Epic-W, mostly at 6K

    My first thought was to bring an Angenieux 24-290 T2.9 so that I can shoot anything with a single (albeit heavy) lens. Downside being weight, cost, and support needed. A primes set would be too inconvenient. Are there other options that can give me T2.8-ish across a broad zoom range? Would I be better off with the Zeiss CZ or Canon?
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    Fujinon 19-90
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    I'd second the 19-90 and maybe an 85-300 in a separate kit. The 24-290 is beautiful but it's a beast. None of these will give you full coverage on a Weapon though.
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    With respect to Helium, mine doesn't cover 19mm on the Fujinon completely at 8KFF, but the vignette is only slight and def usable.
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    Zeiss cz2 will give you 15-200mm complete sensor coverage in a lightweight setup. Throw in a Canon 200-400 and you got pretty much every base covered.
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    Did they exact same thing in Iceland

    ... we took a optimio 45-120 (with a 1.4x) and a 16-42...

    Basically on balance the best possible combo... 16-170 in 4kg package that is really easy to carry..

    Consider adding a duclos 11-16 or PL tokina 11-16 just in case..less than a 1 kg

    ps but if possible also take a super fast prime t1.3 in your favoured focal length..
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    I'm shooting a lot of landscape-esque things. From the air even. Zeiss CZs are alarmingly good for this work. Just don't have the lazy range (flexible range!) of the bigger zooms.

    But you gain a lot in terms of portability.
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