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3 countries, 2 lenses?

 
Shawn_BS
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Dec 23, 2017 18:00 |  #1

So i'm heading to Europe next week, going to Galway/Shannon, Ireland; Paris, France (for NYE), and Rome, Italy (with a day trip to Florence).

I'm packing my GoPro Hero 5 and my 80D.

I'm stuck on lenses. Want to bring two, to keep the weight on my back down (also the fear of losing them to thieves). Deciding between the following:

- 70-200 f/4 non-IS
- Sigma 30 f/1.4
- 24-70 f/2.8
- 10-22 f/3.5-5
- 85 f/1.8

What would you take if it were you?


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renodcc
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Dec 24, 2017 07:58 |  #2

1. 10-22
2. 30 f/1.4




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Dec 27, 2017 16:13 |  #3

renodcc wrote in post #18525273 (external link)
1. 10-22
2. 30 f/1.4

I'd have to second that. 10-22 covers your wide angle needs - landscapes around Ireland, city and architectural stuff in Paris, Rome and Florence. Sigma 30 gives you a fast standard prime.

I wouldn't worry about missing shots by not taking gear. With the gear you take, and your own creativity, you won't miss too many shots and by travelling light you'll have a better time. I've done various trips with various different one lens setups (28mm equivalent on Fuji X a couple of times in Spain and Portugal, 40mm around Spain and Portugal, 50mm around Britain and Ireland) and always come back satisfied with both the trip and my photographs.


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Littlejon ­ Dsgn
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Dec 27, 2017 18:54 |  #4

With the two suggested if it was me I would toss in the 85 as well, its not all that heavy and fairly small for something a bit longer. But then again i always end up taking more gear then I use on trips.




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Dec 27, 2017 20:52 |  #5

Shawn_BS wrote in post #18524971 (external link)
So i'm heading to Europe next week, going to Galway/Shannon, Ireland; Paris, France (for NYE), and Rome, Italy (with a day trip to Florence).

I'm packing my GoPro Hero 5 and my 80D.

I'm stuck on lenses. Want to bring two, to keep the weight on my back down (also the fear of losing them to thieves). Deciding between the following:

- 70-200 f/4 non-IS
- Sigma 30 f/1.4
- 24-70 f/2.8
- 10-22 f/3.5-5
- 85 f/1.8

What would you take if it were you?

10-22 for sure. This will cover 98% of everything you will be presented.

For the 2nd lens, well, it's a toss up. Everyone always suggests taking a fast prime for low light, but I've yet to ever need a fast prime in low light on vacation other than a portrait, but even then, I'd rather have an ultrawide portrait shot showing where we were, rather than just some shallow depth of field shot in lower light. Just my experience with it.

So for the 2nd lens, I'd lean on the 70-200 so that you have far vistas that you may get a chance at, but won't be traveling to, to finish off that 2%.

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Dec 27, 2017 22:30 |  #6

Are you going with family / friend(s)? Will they be in the shots?
If so, I'd go 10-22 and perhaps the 24-70 2.8 to give you a bit more range.
Regardless, I think the 10-22 and a fast prime or zoom lens for low light / indoor areas.


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Dec 28, 2017 14:08 |  #7

24-70 and 70-200.


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Dec 30, 2017 00:01 |  #8

Man up - hit the gym and carry these:
- 70-200 f/4
Sigma 30 f/1.4 - 24-70 f/2.8
- 10-22 f/3.5-


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Jan 04, 2018 10:38 |  #9

Just one. 30 1.4. Solves all of the problems. With weight, loss and photography. 50mm FoV is for something what is close to you. Close by all means.
And for wideis you have Go Pro.


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Tommydigi
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Jan 04, 2018 11:48 |  #10

I always feel an UW and a fast prime is ideal for travel but after being in Italy with nothing longer than a 50 I wish I had a longer option. This is where I miss my old 70-300L.


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