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Washington DC, 1D III and Wide Angle Lens

 
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Sep 14, 2011 14:21 |  #1

Hi all,
I'm thinking about renting a wide angle for a trip to Washington DC next week. I'll be shooting a 1D Mark III, 24-105, 70-200 and probably the nifty-fifty for low-light.

I'm not sure the 24-105 will be wide enough for the monuments. I've never been to DC before so am not quite sure what to expect.

Then 16-35 is a tempting to rent but not sure if I'd be better off with the Sigma 12-24 or the Canon 17-40.

TIA for any opinions!

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Sep 14, 2011 15:11 |  #2

wide angles aren't needed for our fair city. the buildings are spread pretty far apart, and there is generous amounts of room around the monuments to make 24mm more than wide enough. it may be great for places like new york, but i feel like it's not quite as useful here.


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Sep 14, 2011 17:07 |  #3

i agree with the above.. D.C. is (relatively) well spaced. the 24-105 may be all you'll need


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Sep 14, 2011 19:25 as a reply to  @ midget's post |  #4

Excellent - thanks to you both for the advice!!


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Sep 14, 2011 19:33 |  #5

I spend a lot of time walking around with 24-105 on a 7D and it works very well.

To give an idea, http://www.flickr.com …kennethrberry/4​762844564/ (external link) was taken at 32mm and http://www.flickr.com …kennethrberry/4​397088168/ (external link) was taken at about 300mm, both with a 7D.


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Sep 14, 2011 19:44 as a reply to  @ krb's post |  #6

Hi Ken
The example shots are great and help a lot on getting a sense of perspective. I'm feeling much better about using the 24-105.

Thanks!

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Sep 14, 2011 20:14 as a reply to  @ 2DBs's post |  #7

Memorials=AWA
Buildings=Walk Around lens
Shots from Across river=Long Zoom

11mm

IMAGE: http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1179/5166659341_bff30c1390_b.jpg


24mm
IMAGE: http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4104/5033245668_2aefbae03d_b.jpg


200MM

IMAGE: http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5132/5438512507_cb34b63489_b.jpg

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Sep 14, 2011 20:59 |  #8

snoop99 wrote in post #13104795 (external link)
Memorials=AWA
Buildings=Walk Around lens
Shots from Across river=Long Zoom

200MM

QUOTED IMAGE


Exceptional shot! 200mm? Where'd you take this from?


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Sep 14, 2011 21:04 |  #9

MatthewK wrote in post #13105010 (external link)
Exceptional shot! 200mm? Where'd you take this from?

Looks like across the river at the Netherlands Carillion. That's where I took the 300mm shot I linked earlier and the perspective looks identical.


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Sep 14, 2011 21:20 |  #10

Yeah, looks the same. Thanks for the nice shot(s) you guys! :)


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Sep 14, 2011 21:35 |  #11

beautiful shots, but I disagree.

I rented the 14mm when I went to Washington and it was awesome to be able to stand right on or in a monument and get the whole picture.
1DIII, Georgetown at night, 14mm:

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Sep 14, 2011 21:39 |  #12

more at 14:

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by the reflecting pool. Not too sure her hubby was thrilled with me at the moment, but oh, well. :lol:
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