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Full Frame travel lenses: 3 or 1?

 
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Oct 12, 2011 18:46 |  #31

Saint728 wrote in post #13236506 (external link)
When I travel I bring all my lenses just in case.

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You travel with both a 16-35 and a 17-40? Is this business related travel or pleasure. I can't imaging taking both for pleasure travel.


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Oct 12, 2011 19:15 |  #32

if i have to travel light: 35L and 85L
if i can bring more: 16-35, ts-e 45mm, 50L and 85L.


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Oct 12, 2011 23:39 |  #33

If you are there to enjoy your time, then I would say stick to 1 lens. I don't like switching lenses back and forth and carrying multiple lenses when traveling.


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Oct 13, 2011 04:27 |  #34

When I want to travel "light", I take the 17-40L + a 100mm f/2.8 for portraits/details (an old Olympus Om mount adapted, weight < 300g)

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Oct 13, 2011 16:21 as a reply to  @ titi_67207's post |  #35

Thanks everybody, it seems that all depends on how much weight one can bring with him!

I made it to Verona, Vicenza, and Venice while I was there. The company I work for is based in Sarego, and my hotel was near by in Lonigo. You have a beautiful country, and a wonderful city in Verona.

I like all the city you visit, but I'm in love with Venice..even if I'm from Verona!
Italy is an amazing place to visit as tourist, but maybe not the best to live in as citizen..:confused:
I'm trying to become a serious photographer, so I suppose I'm luky to live in such an aesthetic country!


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Oct 13, 2011 16:38 as a reply to  @ Flotography's post |  #36

you dont seem to mind the weight, plan to use lot of time doing photography, and want to experiment with your gear. so why not lug full kit ?




  
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Oct 13, 2011 17:41 |  #37

I sometimes use a "hybrid" approach with carrying gear while traveling. I configure my Think Tank Airport International roller bag with dividers in part of the bag, and a large open space in the rest to hold my "walk around" bag. I usually don't need more than 2 or 3 lenses on any given day-tour ... and that is about all I want to carry all day! ;)

I put my camera and main 2 or 3 lenses in the walk-around bag, in this case either a TT "Change Up" (shown) or TT "Urban Disguise 30". The rest of the divider area of the bag has alternate lenses, bodies, flashes, etc. that I may want to use at some point in the trip. I can easily swap what I want for a particular outing into the small shoulder/belt bag in the morning, and leave the rest in my hotel room or car.

This way I have everything I may need on the trip, but it isn't on my back all-day every-day.

If I am asked to "gate check" my roller bag at the plane door, I simply pull out my small walk-around bag with main camera gear, and my laptop computer, lock the bag, and board with at least most of my equipment with me.

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Oct 13, 2011 18:15 as a reply to  @ hfgarris's post |  #38

i bought my camera equipment for travel. travelling light with FF camera: 16-35L II, 24-105L and 70-200L f4 IS. i can easily carry the two lenses not on my camera in my domke vest along, with filters, blower, CF cards etc.

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Oct 13, 2011 18:26 |  #39

Flotography wrote in post #13236411 (external link)
Hi guys! Sorry for my bad English, i'm writing from Italy!! :oops:

Here is my question: what do you think is the best way to go when you do travel photography? Be light with a 24-105/24-120, or carry the photojournalist kit (16-35+70-200+50...or similar)?

I usually travel with a 24-70 and the fifty..but I feel the 70mm too short when I need the tele and the 24mm too long when I really need to be wide..
What do you usually do?
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Dealt with the same questions a couple months back. At the last minute; I elected to do a two-camera/two-lens rig for the trip, running the 16-35mm on my 5D Mark II and substituted my 24-70L with a 24-105L on my 7D. If I do another trip anytime soon, the 7D is staying home. Next time, it will likely be 16-35L and 24-105L with the 5DmkII.

My 70-200mm f/2.8L was too much extra weight for a trip on which I knew I'd be walking most of the time. That said, the lighter non-L 70-300mm or 70-200mm f/4L might be an option if you need extra reach beyond the 24-105L. I had a 70-300mm (non-L) that I really wish I'd never sold. Your opinion and experience may dictate a different answer but, that's my $0.02.


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Oct 13, 2011 19:05 |  #40

hfgarris wrote in post #13247361 (external link)
I sometimes use a "hybrid" approach with carrying gear while traveling. I configure my Think Tank Airport International roller bag with dividers in part of the bag, and a large open space in the rest to hold my "walk around" bag. I usually don't need more than 2 or 3 lenses on any given day-tour ... and that is about all I want to carry all day! ;)

I do something similar, I use a Think Tank Airport Antidote 2.0 to transport my gear on the plane. I also bring a Timbuk2 Command messenger that I use as a briefcase/computer bag. I hate shooting out of backpacks, so I use the messenger bag to shoot out of, in my free time.


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Oct 13, 2011 19:36 |  #41

Weight restrictions for international flights are usually quite stringent. Often they don't weigh the carryons but I can't take the chance. When 12 lbs is all you can bring, even the bag needs to be light to maximize the contents.

If there was no restriction, or considerably more liberal, I would be bringing a lot more. Still, I find I rarely if ever miss a lens with the 4 I bring (from 17 to 135mm). Over time, I find I have been using shorter and shorter lenses. Leaving the 70-200MKII at home doesn't give me any anxiety. It's primarily a concert lens, for me.

If I can't fit it all into a Crumpler 6, I don't need it.

Actually I could be quite content with a 24L and the 85/1.8


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Oct 13, 2011 19:38 |  #42

My travel kit: 5DII, 17-40L, 50mm f1.8 AI Nikkor, 85mm f2 AI Nikkor. 17-40L does most of everything I want, then one of the other two tiny lenses come out when I want to get artsy.


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Oct 14, 2011 01:57 |  #43

Depends on where I am traveling, the purpose of the trip and that determines what I bring. The last two trips I went on was to Morocco and Italy for a week. In Italy primarily in Rome and Florence. For both trips I brought my 24-105, 35L, 50 1.4, 85 1.8 in a Domke F-3X waxwear with room to spare. Used my 35L the most when in Italy since I found it to be just perfect for street photography except a few times where I wanted a bit longer reach. Since this was during march it was rainy a good portion of the time. My 24-105 stayed in the bag since it was too slow but when the sun came out thats the lens I would use and for buildings. I even used all of my lenses that I brought with me and was glad I had them with me.

Italy was for me a photography trip so I planned accordingly to what fit my style of photography. This was the second trip that I had my 35L and 85 available. Before that my travel kit was 24-105 and a 50 ( and occasionally 100-400) can't say I missed much when I had only that. These days I would bring what I brought to Italy maybe add 135L at some point to bring with me otherwise quite content with bringing my most of my kit (sometimes 100-400).


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