View Full Version : Perfect walkaround

19th of December 2008 (Fri), 16:41
So after travelling a bunch of times carrying at least 3 lenses and my 1dmkII, I decided to get a walkaround.

I ended up getting the 24-105 f/4 L because of of the IS and constant aperture.

Its actually not too bad. It would be perfect if I had a FF sensor, but a 1.3x crop is not too bad.

Just reporting back to say that the 24-105 is much better as a walkaround option than the 17-40 L.

7th of January 2009 (Wed), 16:44
For a walkaround, I use a Tamron 18-250. I like the reach but miss the IS in low light situations.

15th of January 2009 (Thu), 14:38
For me my favorite travel / hiking / walk-around combination is an XTI and a Tamron 17-50 or maybe a Canon 10-22. Light, compact, easy to maneuver and inexpensive.

17th of January 2009 (Sat), 11:18
Personally I like the kit lens, though for urban portraiture I like the 70-200is L.

17th of January 2009 (Sat), 11:25
Kit lens. I love wide.

Paul J McCain
17th of January 2009 (Sat), 11:27
^^ agreed, gotta have wide in a walkaround.

25th of January 2009 (Sun), 17:19
A little demo of the Tamron 18-250 from Salisbury, Wiltshire England.

31st of January 2009 (Sat), 14:33
As much as I wanted the range of the 24-105 when I traded in my 17-85 I opted for the 24-70 for the 2.8 apeteure. The 2.8 is nice since the 20d uses the more accurate focusing setting with 2.8 and faster lenses, I learned that trick with the 50 and 24 1.4 I have. I also spend enough time with a tripod and long exposures that the I.s. has only really come in as an advantage with my 300 mm f4 since thats used mainly on sunny days hand held shooting rodeo, surfing, and things that dicatate losing the tripod. The times i am walking around the extra weight of the 24-70 does kind of wear on the neck and it does attract attention with the hood attached.

8th of February 2009 (Sun), 22:16
Nice pictures with the Tamron. How is Tamron with quality control? Are they better than Sigma seems to be?