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Help! Which 2 of 5 Canon len's should I take?

 
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Jul 14, 2010 07:05 |  #16

17-40mm
24-105mm




  
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Jul 14, 2010 07:18 |  #17

If you can also take two bodies (or don't mind changing lenses):

17-40
70-200
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Jul 14, 2010 08:23 |  #18

EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

I went to India for 3 weeks and used the 24-105 exclusively. You can see the results on my flickr page under "Collections".


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Jul 14, 2010 08:42 |  #19

24-105 + 35L sounds nice!

I think you made the good decision by bringing the 17-40 too :-).


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Jul 14, 2010 08:50 |  #20

Street photography? And no one recommended the 135L?


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Jul 14, 2010 08:51 |  #21

you said landscaping, to me that means the 17-40 is a "must". Personally, if that was my only subject matter, the 24-105 would be my second choice as the two cover the most range and give you the most options. Plus the IS on the 24-105 would put it in similar ranges as your primes in terms of low light shooting w/o a tripod and it'll let you stop down more w/o a tripod in normal light or try blured water shots handheld.

but then you added the street shooting curveball. To me, I'd swap out the 24-105 at that point for either the 85 or 135. The 85 weighs more but is smaller and faster (aperture) so it's a tough choice.

If you can bring three though, like you mentioned, I'd got with your two zooms and YOUR favorite prime.


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Jul 14, 2010 09:07 |  #22

35mm and 24-105mm or 17-40mm if you plan to take your 5D. These two will cover what you plan to shoot.


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Jul 14, 2010 10:27 |  #23

FiveD wrote in post #10531476 (external link)
Hi Bohdank,

I will be back packing. Then what would you suggest?

a bigger backpack

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Jul 14, 2010 10:40 |  #24

17-40 for day stuff and either the 50mm or the 85 for portraiture and night-time uses. All are very light to carry. For me mobility is everything when travelling (I guess 3 little ones will force you in travelling light)


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