Departing for Arctic Winter Expeditions with Canon EOS 1DX MK3 Cameras

My brief time at home in Australia has come and gone and in a few minutes I am heading back to the airport to start the trek back north to north-western Iceland for my sold out Winter Arctic Fox workshop and subsequent sold Polar Bears and Musk Ox expeditions to the East Coast of Greenland in Winter. If you are interested in photographing Arctic Fox in a beautiful winter setting drop me an email for further details on the 2021 expedition – flyer below. The north-west of Iceland is the definitive place to photograph Arctic Fox in a beautiful, quiet and secluded setting.

My equipment for these expeditions will be quite familiar to those of you who regularly follow my blog with the exception that I have now sold  both my Canon EOS 1DX MK2 cameras and have purchased two new Canon EOS 1DX MK3 bodies. Although I have previously tested the new 1DX MK3 cameras autofocus system (HERE) and its noise performance (HERE), I am really looking forward to putting these cameras through real world use in the Arctic winter.  There really is no substitute for being out in the field with a camera to test real world performance. I am packing the 400mm f2.8 specifically for the Arctic Foxes and the 600mm f4 specifically for the Polar Bears on the East Coast of Greenland. I had toyed with also packing my Canon Mirrorless R, but in the end decided I just was very unlikely to even pick it up with two 1DX MK3’s always at the ready.

2 x Canon EOS 1DX MK3 Bodies w/ 2 spare batteries

1 x Canon 16-35mm F4L IS

1 x Canon 24-70mm F4L IS

1 x Canon 70-200mm f2.8L IS MK3

1 x Canon 400mm F2.8L IS MK3

1 x Canon 600mm F4L IS MK3

1 x Canon 1.4 TC MK3

All of the above fits in my Gura Gear camera backpack with the exception of the 400mm f2.8 which fits nicely in my Gura Gear Chobe laptop bag. See you in Iceland!

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