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24-70 vs. 24-105 for street/travel photography in China

 
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Jan 29, 2011 21:14 |  #16

Guys, I didn't end up buying either. Took what I had, and it worked pretty well. If anything, I craved a 50mm at times. Yes, I definitely switched lenses a hell of a lot, but I grew accustomed to that after awhile. Most of my shots were taken with the 16-35L and 135L.

Beijing (Tiananmen Square)

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Jan 30, 2011 00:12 as a reply to  @ Collin85's post |  #17

Those are incredible! Thank you for posting them


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Jan 30, 2011 02:44 as a reply to  @ julian.shelton's post |  #18

Collin the last shot was incredible!
What lens did you use for that shot?


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Jan 30, 2011 02:56 |  #19

Nice shots. Glad it worked out in the end. Did you take your 35 and 85 as well?

*Edit* I just looked through the rest of your China pictures on your site and I have to say they are superb! I'm going to China this May. I find these inspiring and I can't wait to experience my first international trip.


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Jan 30, 2011 03:06 |  #20

zarray wrote in post #11741020 (external link)
Collin the last shot was incredible!
What lens did you use for that shot?

EXIF shows 16-35 at 27mm.


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Jan 30, 2011 03:57 |  #21

I had gone to China last November, and all I bring is 5D II, 24-70L, and 580 II. For most outdoor shot I shot at f/11. So no real need for f/2.8. I'd say next time I go there, I'll bring 24-105, or 24-70 +70-200 if I could.


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Jan 30, 2011 06:20 |  #22

Great shots. I'm going to China at the end of April. Can't wait. I've got to pack very light though as we've been told internal flights you have a limit of 5kg hand luggage :( Did you have any internal flights? If so have strict are they?


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Jan 30, 2011 07:30 |  #23

.mark. wrote in post #11741437 (external link)
Great shots. I'm going to China at the end of April. Can't wait. I've got to pack very light though as we've been told internal flights you have a limit of 5kg hand luggage :( Did you have any internal flights? If so have strict are they?

No, they are not very strict about it, but if you get caught, DON'T BRIBE THEM.
It will worse your situation. Just pay for the OW or sometimes they'll give it to their airlines crew to store it at their baggage.:)


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Jan 30, 2011 07:45 as a reply to  @ .mark.'s post |  #24

Hey guys, thanks for the comments!

zarray, as mentioned, it was a 16-35.

Staszek, thanks very much for the kind words. I took the 35 and 85, but honestly they hardly got used (especially the 85L, which is pretty awful as a street lens). You have the right gear for a trip like this, by the way. The 16-35 will get used a lot, the 70-200 would be great for telephoto landscapes/cityskapes and street shots (if you can manage to be discreet), and the 50 will come in handy for candids and night documentations. Just a word of advice: really learn to be discreet. As a Chinese, I didn't have too much of an issue 'fitting in', but Caucasian tourists with huge dSLRs strapped around their necks will attract local attention from a mile away! Hold your camera in your hands (preferably), try to avoid eye contact if you're looking for candids, and try to fit in dress-sense.

Mark, cheers. I had a single internal flight with China Southern Airlines and they were pretty accommodating. I took on a large backpack, within which contained two 5Ds and all my lenses. Basically all of it weighed a lot more than 5KG!


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