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Jun 02, 2011 15:58 |  #16

If only 1 lens, 24-105. I travel with a number of lenses although nothing longer than 135mm but I do go as wide as 17mm


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Jun 02, 2011 19:35 |  #17

Thanks for your opinion. Chris, so far do you find your 35L is not wide enough?

On my last trip, I brought 50L, 135L. I found out that 50L is not wide enough for building and scenery photos.

Does the zoom like 17-40 is good enough for landscape? I read some review saying that it's some at the corner and for non L zoom it's less warm and lack of contrasy compare to the *****obably the flare control and vignetting handling is better for L lens? As for the L zoom i.e 24-105, won't be soft and lack of detail as compare to the prime?

Is it true that for landscape and building photos in a broad daylight even a non L zoom or a non L prime is good enough? Those review saying that these lens has weakness won't actually show these characteristic in real life usage?

Partly I prefer a L prime like 35L is also due to the imperfection raise by those review. But I'm concern that 35L might not be wide enough for building and lanscape photos.




  
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Jun 02, 2011 19:38 |  #18

Tamron 28-300 (just to be different).


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Jun 02, 2011 19:39 |  #19

I went on a month long journey through thailand with my 5d2, sigma 50mm and canon 20mm.

It worked out for most shots. I found myself wishing I had bought a 135L, though that would have been for very specific shots.


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Jun 02, 2011 20:03 |  #20

My trip to the America last year the 24-105L was on my body about 90% of the time, fantastic all round lens.


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Jun 02, 2011 20:17 |  #21

My travel bag includes in order of importance:
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Jun 03, 2011 10:06 as a reply to  @ Al Rohrer's post |  #22

Look like most people prefer zoom lens.

Since most people recommend 24-105, if i get th 24L would wide enough for a FF camera?




  
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Jun 03, 2011 10:17 |  #23

danielyamseng wrote in post #12528771 (external link)
Look like most people prefer zoom lens.

Since most people recommend 24-105, if i get th 24L would wide enough for a FF camera?

Nobody can tell you what is wide enough. We cant know what you want, 24 is the traditional focal length for wide angle lenses for 35mm cameras, but that has been eclipsed by the introduction of ultra wides down to 17mm. But I'm also uncertain of what you mean by your question, we suggest the 24-105 because of its range, not because 24 is a magic focal length for travel.




  
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Jun 03, 2011 10:52 |  #24

tgara wrote in post #12522651 (external link)
I'd take the Canon 24-105 f/4L. Great all-around lens, particularly on the 5D.

That's why Canon kitted it up with the 5D2.

I bought my 24-105 for use on my 7D and really liked it.

When I got my 5D2 and attached the 24-105 to it, I fell in love with the lens, or maye it was that new body. :D




  
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Jun 03, 2011 11:24 |  #25

danielyamseng wrote in post #12525372 (external link)
...Partly I prefer a L prime like 35L is also due to the imperfection raise by those review. But I'm concern that 35L might not be wide enough for building and lanscape photos.

Last month I went to Ottawa and Montreal. Found 35mm to be not wide enough for buildings and landscapes very often.

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Jun 03, 2011 15:10 |  #26

I bring 5d2, 24-105L and 35L for travel. The 24-105L for day time, the 35L at night. Covers pretty much every situation for me.
Sometimes I wish I have my 70-200L with me, but it's so heavy and big.


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Jun 03, 2011 15:16 |  #27

danielyamseng wrote in post #12528771 (external link)
Look like most people prefer zoom lens.

Since most people recommend 24-105, if i get th 24L would wide enough for a FF camera?

see this post for a FF 24mm view and comparison:
https://photography-on-the.net …/showpost.php?p​=12500498&
postcount=23

It's all about your preference of FL. If I was going to be doing any amount of interior shots it would be 24mm, outside 35mm.


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Jun 03, 2011 19:53 |  #28

It all depends how much you are willing to carry.

5D2 + 24-105L + tripod + remote trigger is a bare-bones kit.

For me, it's more like 2 5D2s and a 7D, plus a 16-35L, 70-200L, macro, TS-E, 100-400 and macro flash bracket (obviously specialist wildlife trips, etc. would see a different lens and body selection, e.g. different superteles). But, then again, I don't mind carrying lots of gear around if it gets me the shots - you can't get 16mm with a 24-105L, and you'd end up cursing if you saw a 120mm moment with a 16-35L mounted on your only body...




  
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Jun 03, 2011 20:13 |  #29

I would take a 16-35, 35L and maybe the 100L Macro




  
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Jun 04, 2011 01:27 as a reply to  @ post 12523386 |  #30

:confused: 24LII or 17TSE + 85LII + novoflex mini tripod ...


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