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Apr 30, 2016 01:13 |  #16

Here in the UK we are limited to 5 or 6KG hand luggage depending on what airline you use. I'm usually a Prime man however, for holiday snaps I get a chance to use my 24-70 f/2.8 L II & 70-200 f/2.8 L II with a FF body (1ds 3). In a Lowepro Classified 200AW with all my other important bits and pieces comes in on the mark.

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Apr 30, 2016 04:11 |  #17

Personally, for vacations I generally take my 24-70L ii for flexibility & simplicity, however, if space/weight permits, I'll also take my 50L.

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Apr 30, 2016 04:50 |  #18

amfoto1 wrote in post #17990173 (external link)
You also might want to consider the 24-70/4L IS USM... It's a lot smaller, lighter and less expensive than the 24-70/2.8, yet has virtually as good image quality. Take the 50mm, too, for any really low light needs (though the IS on the 24-70/4 might make it less necessary).

To each his own... to me a 24-70 on a full frame camera often comes up a little short for portraits (though I like it a lot for portraits on crop cameras). I'd probably pack the 100mm macro, too, just in case.

Amfoto's summation of the 24-70 f/4 L IS was the reason I picked one up for a trip to Italy a few months ago. Shooting handheld and requiring more depth of field was needed while in the Basilica's and Cathedrals were tripods are not permitted.
This has completed my "Greek Trilogy of the f/4 L IS". The 16-35 f/4 L IS, 24-70 f/4 L IS and my 70-200 f/4 L IS.

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Apr 30, 2016 06:51 as a reply to  @ Nick5's post |  #19

Thanks everybody for the responses.

When the time comes I think I'm going to try finding another used copy of the 16-35 f/4 IS for the morning shots before work, yes one will likely be a business trip where I can do photos at sunrise and sunset and on days off. Beyond that I'll just stick with my primes for a lighter pack. Again thanks everybody for your advice and input. That's why I love this board.

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Apr 30, 2016 07:35 |  #20

I do a lot of international travel and tend to lug around most of my lenses with me.

The 24-105 and 16-35 are far and away the most used lenses; the 24-105 out of convenience due to its range, and the 16-35 is pretty awesome for landscapes. I use the 14mm for night shots, but it's also very simple to carry as a daytime wide angle too. I use the 50mm when heading out to dinner or walking around in the evenings. Honestly, I rarely ever break out the 70-200 when traveling and have started to leave it home on more recent trips; I just find that I dont really use the longer zoom when traveling that often.

Most of the time once I arrive, I will put the lenses I don't need that day in the safe.

Canon 6D -¤- Canon 60D
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Apr 30, 2016 10:52 as a reply to  @ NickWell24's post |  #21

I took the 17-40L and the Canon 35F2IS to London last June. The 35 was useful for very low light and museum interiors. The wide zoom worked great for the sights. I would have been happier with the 16-35F4 IS, but I still won't sell my 17-40 to upgrade.

I prefer smaller and more compact lenses on full frame for a number of reasons. Here is one: when I asked a Yoeman Warder at the Tower of London if I could take his picture, he declined. He said that my 17-40L was "too much lens" for him. A smaller lens is less conspicuous, but it is difficult to get around this with full frame zooms.

IS is very helpful when lighting is extremely low, and while I missed IS on my zoom, and I missed the range of the 24-105L, a 24 was not wide enough for some of the places I shot. The 16-35 F4IS is well-worth it for travel, if you are overseas. I didn't really need a lens that wide in Paris, but you sure need it in Italy. It all depends on where you are going and what you want to photograph.

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May 05, 2016 11:01 |  #22
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Hi, you might find this article useful: http://www.aperturetou​ …4/what-lens-should-i-pack (external link)

Have a great trip!

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