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Aug 04, 2011 15:57 |  #1

So, just to hear your thoughts. What is a Walk-around lens for you? What characteristics must it have? Is it different from what is frequently called a vacation lens or vacation setup?

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Aug 04, 2011 15:59 |  #2

To me they are the same... On my crop body it was a 15-85. On my Mark II its the 24-105.


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Aug 04, 2011 16:11 |  #3

I made a concious desicion to downsize my lens collection to only three, and not too heavy ones, so for me a vacation lens is all three of them. Just yesterday we went to Rocky Mountains, I made hundreds of great shots. I kept changing my lenses, and used equally all three of them.

I don't have a single walkaround lens - most often it is Sigma 17-50, but could be any combination of my lenses - depending on my mood, light etc.


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Aug 04, 2011 19:56 |  #4

Just like the others, I don't define a lens to a certain task. I shoot with what I have.


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Aug 04, 2011 23:06 |  #5

I do more walking on vacation than I do normally so I would say they are one in the same :)


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Aug 04, 2011 23:09 |  #6

My walk around in my own city is mostly prime;
My vacation one is mostly zoom.


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Aug 04, 2011 23:09 as a reply to  @ Aldama's post |  #7

24-105 is the ultimate do it (almost) all on a FF.

I walk around lots on vacation, so I would consider the definition the same!




  
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Aug 05, 2011 00:29 |  #8

My walkaround is a zoom 15-85. It's wide enough and long enough for most of what I want. I like different lenses for different purposes but really don't like changing lenses while shooting. I prefer one lens per shooting "session" (e.g. a walk, a concert, etc.). For vacation... whatever lens is on my P&S... no way I'm carrying an SLR on vacation! :)


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Aug 05, 2011 01:23 |  #9
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They are different. I believe walkaround lens is generally shorter, such as 17-55 or 15-85 on crop. Whereas vacation lens is a longer zoom that covers more range, such as a Canon 18-200. You rather sacrifice a bit in IQ to cover more instead of carrying couple lenses while vacating.


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Aug 05, 2011 01:30 as a reply to  @ kin2son's post |  #10

Probably would depend on where you're going for vacation and whether you have little kids around you've got to keep an eye on...


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Aug 05, 2011 05:39 |  #11

Depends on my mood - but if I carry only one lens it is 35mm f1.4 or 16-35mm f2.8.


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Aug 05, 2011 09:54 |  #12

x_tan wrote in post #12880205 (external link)
My walk around in my own city is mostly prime;
My vacation one is mostly zoom.

Same here. Most of the time my "walk around" lens will be a 35ish prime, but if I'm on vacation or anywhere where I am most concerned about capturing snapshots/memories I will likely use the 24-105.




  
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Aug 05, 2011 11:11 |  #13

On vacation, I use a longer lens mostly because we spend more time outside...at the beach for example where I have more room to shoot. My "walk-around" at home involves a lot more time indoors where I need something wider. So my home walk-around is usually my Tamron 28-75 while my vacation lens is usually my 70-200 2.8.


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Aug 05, 2011 14:33 |  #14

It's the lens that will let you get most of the shots you want for any particular outing. It's not always the same lens for every outing. For vacations, bring them all, but only carry the one you will need at the moment.


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