Re: SLR LENS for Antartica 2009!
Some people have recommend I purchase a monopod if I can get bogan 234 twist head along with the clamps. This will cut down on wight and time of setting up a tripod. They recommend the Gitzo 3551, since the 5something is to much overkill for lenses less than 400mm. Do you need a flash? some people say yes and some no? what about ND, CirPOl filter. Bean bag sounds good, not expensive. I found a place that makes customer waterproof bags. They are from Alaska, but pricey, but will not be as bulky as lowepro dry zone. Will also fit all your gear including laptop.