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Feihung08
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Feb 27, 2017 19:09 |  #1

Hi folks, about to buy an 80D and will be going on a honeymoon in September! I want to pack light, but want to make sure I get all the best shots I can of course. Any suggestions on lenses? All I have right now is a Tamron AF 17-50mm f/2.8. It's an oldie so not even sure if there's something better to look at?

My initial thought is a zoom in that range, plus maybe a prime 35mm to get some good quality landscape shots in? Or not wide enough??


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Apr 05, 2017 08:54 |  #2

Feihung08 wrote in post #18287195 (external link)
Hi folks, about to buy an 80D and will be going on a honeymoon in September! I want to pack light, but want to make sure I get all the best shots I can of course. Any suggestions on lenses? All I have right now is a Tamron AF 17-50mm f/2.8. It's an oldie so not even sure if there's something better to look at?

My initial thought is a zoom in that range, plus maybe a prime 35mm to get some good quality landscape shots in? Or not wide enough??

My thought would be a 18-135 IS USM Nano, plus maybe the 35 f/2 IS or 50mm f/1.8 STM, or if you need wider the 24mm f/2.8 STM. This is exactly what i took to Florida earlier this year and although not the lightest weight, i found this covered everything i needed, and i didnt miss my 'better' gear at all.


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Apr 05, 2017 08:59 |  #3

Feihung08 wrote in post #18287195 (external link)
Hi folks, about to buy an 80D and will be going on a honeymoon in September! I want to pack light, but want to make sure I get all the best shots I can of course. Any suggestions on lenses? All I have right now is a Tamron AF 17-50mm f/2.8. It's an oldie so not even sure if there's something better to look at?

My initial thought is a zoom in that range, plus maybe a prime 35mm to get some good quality landscape shots in? Or not wide enough??

Honeymoon and lens questions? Whats wrong with you?

Where are you going and what do you like to shoot? Budget? I'd say a 50L1.2 and keep the lights low. ;-)a


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Apr 19, 2017 11:27 |  #4

You already have it. 17-50 2.8 is great travel lens. I have 28-75 2.8 and it isn't on crop body. For quality landscapes you will need to add quality tripod and remote for shutter release.


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Apr 19, 2017 12:41 |  #5

Feihung08 wrote in post #18287195 (external link)
Hi folks, about to buy an 80D and will be going on a honeymoon in September! I want to pack light, but want to make sure I get all the best shots I can of course. Any suggestions on lenses? All I have right now is a Tamron AF 17-50mm f/2.8. It's an oldie so not even sure if there's something better to look at?

My initial thought is a zoom in that range, plus maybe a prime 35mm to get some good quality landscape shots in? Or not wide enough??

That 17-50 F2.8 would be an appropriate travel lens.

Realistically, I would say drop the dSLR on travel and just take a decent P&S like a Canon G16 or a Sony RX__ series. Less bulk. More fun. Less to worry about.

I definitely don't understand the idea of getting a 35mm prime for good quality landscape... you'll be stopping down, it will not be any different than your zoom at F11 for landscape... ?

Besides, are you going to be walking around with your full kit, tripod, etc, everything, on a honeymoon? Or is it more of a photography outing?

If you were buying a lens today, I'd point towards a 17-50 F2.8 flavor.
And if you were still looking for something more, I'd simply point to something like a 10-22 and go as wide as you can.
Really depends on where you're going.

Travel is too broad. I simply recommend take an ultrawide-wide zoom when possible when you have no idea what to expect. Keep it light. Make sure it's not getting in the way of you and your significant other enjoying why you're there.

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Apr 28, 2018 12:25 as a reply to  @ MalVeauX's post |  #6

I agree with MalVeauX. I second the Sony rx100. I brought an rx100 with a6000+16-70, Rokinon 12mm to Iceland, Germany, Belgium, and Netherlands.. Not even halfway through the trip, I ended up using only the rx100 from capturing waterfalls to the milky way and the northern lights. Bring less and enjoy your trip.


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