Tom & Cathy's South America Trip

We hope you enjoy reading about our adventures in South America and seeing our photos. We suggest that you read the logs in order, starting with the Quito Log and browse through the photo galleries after reading each log.

April 7 - 9, 2008
Quito Log
Quito Photos
April 9 - 16, 2008
Galapagos Log
Galapagos Photos
April 17 - 24, 2008
Peru Log
Peru Photos

We used the following camera equipment during our trip:

  • Tom:
    • Canon EOS 5D digital camera body
    • 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 lens
    • 24-105mm f/4 lens
    • 50mm f/1.4 lens
  • Cathy:
    • Canon EOS 30D digital camera body
    • 75-300mm f/4-5.6 lens
    • 17-85mm f/4-5.6 lens
  • Underwater:

We shared lenses a bit, but typically each used our own longest telephoto lens. Tom's camera has a full-frame CCD, but Cathy's camera has a CCD that's smaller than the film area of a typical SLR (as is typical for consumer-level digital SLR camera bodies). Because of this, Cathy's camera has the effect of multiplying focal length by 1.6. This means that photos taken with a 300mm lens on Cathy's camera are equivalent to a film camera using a 480mm lens.

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