Well, at the end of August and beginning of September, I am going to be going to Koh Samui for almost 2 weeks. I'm trying to figure out what gear I really need to bring. Before, Koh Samui I'll be in Maccau and Hong Kong for 2 days each, so I will be moving around a lot and pulling all my luggage/gear with me. Therefore, I'm trying to cut down on as much as possible.
Typically, when I go on trips around here, I bring almost everything but it just doesn't seem feasible this time. I'm really dreading carrying the 24-70 around everywhere. I do have a 24-105 which is brand new (I got it as a kit with my 5D3, although I was originally planning on selling it later) and was thinking about maybe using that instead since it is lighter and has a bit more range. I doubt my shots on this trip will require large apertures so having f/4 instead of 2.8 seems fine. But, then I started thinking, do I even need to bring the 24-105?
So, for sure I am bringing the 17-40 for my landscape shots. I'm thinking that I could maybe pick up a 50 1.4 to use as my standard walk around lens. Do you think this would work over one of the 24-X zooms? Am I going to need a telephoto lens? I have a 70-200. I can imagine a few cases where it can come in handy (telephoto landscapes, portrait shot of my wife somewhere, maybe some street shots of locals) but not sure if I'd use it enough to justify the weight. Although, I'd hate to need it and not have it :P But, maybe if I used the 24-105 instead of the 50, I might have enough reach to not bother with the 70-200... *shrug*
Has anyone shot in Koh Samui? What were the most useful lenses you used there?