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Trip to Asia next month. what lenses to take?

 
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Feb 10, 2012 11:59 |  #1

I'll be going to Indonesia next month. The main purpose is to attend my sister wedding, but I'm also planning to go to Bali and some other area. I am thinking to take only 2 lenses + flash with me if possible. I have canon 60d camera. We have baby on board too so carry many lenses is not an option.
Here is the lenses I have :
Sigma 30 f/1.4
Canon 50 f/1.8 II
Tamron 17-50
Canon 55-250
Your advise will be appreciated. thanks.


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Feb 10, 2012 12:03 |  #2

I had the similar trip last october (sister's wedding but in Malaysia). I would say, bring your 17-50mm and 55-250mm. Since the nifty fifty can fit into any pocket and very light, bring it as well just in case the wedding reception is in a VERY dim light situation. ;)


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Feb 10, 2012 12:04 |  #3

Sigma 30 because none of the others will be as good at night.


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Feb 10, 2012 12:13 |  #4

I went to Bali last year and brought along my Sigma 30, which I was quite satisfied with. The monkey forest in Ubud was a highlight. It is fairly dark in there and I don't think flash would be recommended, so the 1.4 of the sigma was very welcome. I had to get pretty close to the monkeys, being a 30mm, but they were mostly fine with it. A wider lens like the Tamron would be great for architectural photos and landscape, I had my Sigma 10-20 which also got a fair amount of use. But you may regret not having the 55-250 while you're there. Sure you can't fit in a 3rd lens?


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Feb 10, 2012 12:17 |  #5

cfcRebel wrote in post #13862805 (external link)
I had the similar trip last october (sister's wedding but in Malaysia). I would say, bring your 17-50mm and 55-250mm. Since the nifty fifty can fit into any pocket and very light, bring it as well just in case the wedding reception is in a VERY dim light situation. ;)

I was thinking the same too. But I thought bring sigma 30 f/1.4 probably better way. that way I can have 1 lens for low-light and wide enough for group shot. I'm also considering 1 zoom lens, either 17-50 or 55-250. It is only small church where she will have the ceremony.
I'm trying to minimize changing lenses as much as possible.


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Feb 10, 2012 12:21 |  #6

fe1ixs wrote in post #13862917 (external link)
I was thinking the same too. But I thought bring sigma 30 f/1.4 probably better way. that way I can have 1 lens for low-light and wide enough for group shot. I'm also considering 1 zoom lens, either 17-50 or 55-250. It is only small church where she will have the ceremony.
I'm trying to minimize changing lenses as much as possible.

I can see your point. But going on a trip without any tele, i can't sleep well at night :lol:. When shooting people, i like to isolate my subject from the background and foreground. Using a telephoto makes that task easier.


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Feb 10, 2012 12:24 |  #7

djchrono wrote in post #13862886 (external link)
I went to Bali last year and brought along my Sigma 30, which I was quite satisfied with. The monkey forest in Ubud was a highlight. It is fairly dark in there and I don't think flash would be recommended, so the 1.4 of the sigma was very welcome. I had to get pretty close to the monkeys, being a 30mm, but they were mostly fine with it. A wider lens like the Tamron would be great for architectural photos and landscape, I had my Sigma 10-20 which also got a fair amount of use. But you may regret not having the 55-250 while you're there. Sure you can't fit in a 3rd lens?

I probably can carry 1 more lens, but the less the better.
Forgot to mention, I will also carry my Canon S95 with me.


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Feb 10, 2012 12:25 |  #8

Tamron 17-50. Leave it in the room for the wedding, participate in and enjoy the event.


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Feb 10, 2012 12:27 as a reply to  @ Shockey's post |  #9

went to Hong Kong last week, only brought my Tamron 17-50.. really performs well at night.. :D


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Feb 10, 2012 12:31 |  #10

fe1ixs wrote in post #13862964 (external link)
I probably can carry 1 more lens, but the less the better.
Forgot to mention, I will also carry my Canon S95 with me.

That's good. Because indoor close quarter, your 17mm on 600D might not be wide enough to include EVERY relatives in single frame :D. I was using two bodies, 20D+10-22mm for indoor, and 7D+24-105mm for candid full of exciting facial expressions in the happy wedding. That's the spirit you wanna capture. ;)


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Feb 10, 2012 12:32 |  #11

sigma 30 and 55-250 should have you pretty well covered




  
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Feb 10, 2012 12:40 |  #12

cfcRebel wrote in post #13863009 (external link)
That's good. Because indoor close quarter, your 17mm on 600D might not be wide enough to include EVERY relatives in single frame :D. I was using two bodies, 20D+10-22mm for indoor, and 7D+24-105mm for candid full of exciting facial expressions in the happy wedding. That's the spirit you wanna capture. ;)

good point on telephoto for candid. Never thought about that.
For group shot, do you think 30mm is not wide enough?


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Feb 10, 2012 13:12 |  #13

fe1ixs wrote in post #13863062 (external link)
good point on telephoto for candid. Never thought about that.
For group shot, do you think 30mm is not wide enough?

In tight spots, no 30mm isn't wide enough - at least based on my experiences. One of the big reason I went with a 17-55 instead of the 24-70.


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Feb 10, 2012 13:30 |  #14

Capeachy wrote in post #13863228 (external link)
In tight spots, no 30mm isn't wide enough - at least based on my experiences. One of the big reason I went with a 17-55 instead of the 24-70.

I think I'm going to go with tamron 17-50 and 55-250 based on good folks opinion here.
I really want to bring 1 prime too. Not sure 30 or 50? both sharp and produce excellent quality result but probably my nifty fifty is little bit better; not quiet sure yet.

thanks for excellent2 advise...


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Feb 10, 2012 14:02 |  #15

I went with my wife and our baby to Indonesia for one month and brought the 40D, 50D, 17-40, 24-105 and 70-200 with me. The most used lens was the 17-40 followed by the 24-105, the 70-200 was only used for 5 shots.
I would bring the 17-50 (landscapes, buildings, temples etc.) and the 55-250 (portraits and street photography).


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