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Sep 05, 2017 12:24 |  #1

This will be my first deployment with a DSLR. I am very excited to drag it along with me, but a little unsure of what I want to bring. I know the body will be my 5D3, and I'll have the 70-200 2.8 along with me. Ideally this will all fit in a Pelican 1500 case, because I can't promise that it will be in the best of environments, and I know how these "trips" work. It leaves me room for 1 medium size lens. Knowing I'm headed to one of the more God-forsaken corners of the globe, weatherproofing I would think would be a big plus, but I'm not sure if its a necessity. I was thinking along the lines of Canons 24-70 2.8 V1, Tamrons 24-70 2.8, Canons 16-35 4. I'd like to stay as cheap as possible because of the possibility this equipment may not survive. Anyone on here ever drag a DSLR around in the type of environment where they had to carry everything or had limited room, and may or may not have to jump it out of a helicopter? Any input is appreciated. Thanks in advance!




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Sep 05, 2017 13:28 |  #2

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This will be my first deployment with a DSLR. I am very excited to drag it along with me, but a little unsure of what I want to bring. I know the body will be my 5D3, and I'll have the 70-200 2.8 along with me. Ideally this will all fit in a Pelican 1500 case, because I can't promise that it will be in the best of environments, and I know how these "trips" work. It leaves me room for 1 medium size lens. Knowing I'm headed to one of the more God-forsaken corners of the globe, weatherproofing I would think would be a big plus, but I'm not sure if its a necessity. I was thinking along the lines of Canons 24-70 2.8 V1, Tamrons 24-70 2.8, Canons 16-35 4. I'd like to stay as cheap as possible because of the possibility this equipment may not survive. Anyone on here ever drag a DSLR around in the type of environment where they had to carry everything or had limited room, and may or may not have to jump it out of a helicopter? Any input is appreciated. Thanks in advance!

Heya,

Weather sealing is a big deal. Sand, dust, moisture, etc. For the cost of a Canon 24-70 or 16-35, you could consider a Pentax system. Cheaper, fully weather sealed, and even the mid-range lenses have weather sealing which would give you an inexpensive weather sealed system and a sony sensor to boot that is better.

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Sep 05, 2017 14:18 |  #3

Is your deployment to the Middle East? If so, you'll deal with sand, heat and humidity. I wasn't active myself, but have worked with recent vets who did fine with even more basic DSLRs and kit lenses. I would think a factor in deciding what to bring is whether it's portable enough. The photos I've seen from vets are mainly portraits and some cityscapes. If you're going light, then the one 24-70 makes sense. I would think the Tamron sharper then the Canon V I (I've got the vII which is a great lens). Or if you're looking for more versitility, the Canon 24-105 f4 II offers some longer range.


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Sep 05, 2017 14:22 |  #4

I would think that if you are staying with Canon and want inexpensive a 24-105 L lens would be a great fit. You can buy a lightly used one for $500+/-, put a filter on the front of it and you get a nice sealed lens.

Best of luck on your deployment.


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Sep 05, 2017 14:50 |  #5

Thanks everyone! Somehow I totally forgot the 24-105 was in Canons lineup. That makes a lot of sense. The only thing that makes me concerned is that its not very fast, but I think I'll be able to get over it, but it does make me lean towards the 24-70.




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Sep 05, 2017 15:09 as a reply to accidentprone's post |  #6

Chances are you'll be doing more day shots then night shots. I think the main negative against the 24-105 compared to 24-70 lenses is that it can exhibit more barrel distortion at the wide angle end.


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Sep 05, 2017 15:12 as a reply to davesrose's post |  #7

With the 24-105 being a smidge on the older side, would its AF speed keep up with something along the lines of the Tamron 24-70?




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Sep 05, 2017 16:25 as a reply to accidentprone's post |  #8

I haven't shot them myself, but the 24-105 owners say there's a significant upgrade to the MKII version. It's not too old and it is a native Canon. But the Tamron gets high marks too...AF might be similar.


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Sep 05, 2017 19:54 as a reply to davesrose's post |  #9

Rats. I was hoping for a massive difference that would sway my choice lol.




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Sep 05, 2017 20:16 |  #10

The best feature on a 24-105 is the 70-105 added focal range over any 24-70 (besides the low price). Not to harp on it but I think it is a great choice for this assignment. You can fix just about any wide end distortion in Lightroom easily.


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Sep 06, 2017 11:42 as a reply to bpalermini's post |  #11

Fair enough. Seems to make sense.




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