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Feb 25, 2012 22:23 |  #10021

peterbj7 wrote in post #13967584 (external link)
Thanks for the suggestions for Rome. I was inclined towards the 5D and this has confirmed it. I wonder whether POTN has any members in Rome, or Italy anywhere?

I'd kind of recommend you even leave the 24-105L at home, you won't really need anything more than a 50mm... and the Sigma 12-24mm is simply a ridiculously wide fun lens, and for that reason alone I'd recommend you take that as well.

People tend to bring too much gear with them, especially on trips, and it's actually detrimental to the overall quality of the photographs they make on said trip, especially if they mainly use zoom lenses (which simply make one lazy).


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Feb 25, 2012 22:51 |  #10022

Couple of test shots with the new Sigma 50mm f/1.4 I picked up today...was just too damn cold and windy to do much outside with it!

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Feb 25, 2012 22:53 |  #10023

my friend in the trees... lol

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Feb 25, 2012 23:26 |  #10024

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I'd kind of recommend you even leave the 24-105L at home, you won't really need anything more than a 50mm... and the Sigma 12-24mm is simply a ridiculously wide fun lens, and for that reason alone I'd recommend you take that as well.

People tend to bring too much gear with them, especially on trips, and it's actually detrimental to the overall quality of the photographs they make on said trip, especially if they mainly use zoom lenses (which simply make one lazy).

I know just what you mean. For my first decade and a half of photography I only used primes, and ended up with ten of them (all FD :mad: ). Nonetheless, images from the 5D aren't that croppable so I'll take it anyway to help with composition and framing. I did my last trip, three weeks in the Scottish highlands, with just my G10. I should have taken the underwater housing as well, as it barely stopped raining the entire time! Something I'm not anticipating in Rome.

Now I'm trying to decide whether to take my battery grip. It's bulky and adds a little weight, but I find the body feels so much more natural with it on I think I'll miss it the entire trip.


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Feb 26, 2012 03:14 |  #10025

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Feb 26, 2012 10:03 |  #10026

peterbj7 wrote in post #13967925 (external link)
I know just what you mean. For my first decade and a half of photography I only used primes, and ended up with ten of them (all FD :mad: ). Nonetheless, images from the 5D aren't that croppable so I'll take it anyway to help with composition and framing. I did my last trip, three weeks in the Scottish highlands, with just my G10. I should have taken the underwater housing as well, as it barely stopped raining the entire time! Something I'm not anticipating in Rome.

Now I'm trying to decide whether to take my battery grip. It's bulky and adds a little weight, but I find the body feels so much more natural with it on I think I'll miss it the entire trip.

Leave the grip at home. The 5D with a battery grip is pretty damn huge, basically the same size as a 1D series body.
Though, then again if the 5D really feels that bad in the hands without a grip(in which case you have pretty huge hans, I might add), then take it with you. Still, I'd leave it at home.


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Feb 26, 2012 10:16 |  #10027

The Devil wrote in post #13967645 (external link)
I'd kind of recommend you even leave the 24-105L at home, you won't really need anything more than a 50mm... and the Sigma 12-24mm is simply a ridiculously wide fun lens, and for that reason alone I'd recommend you take that as well.

People tend to bring too much gear with them, especially on trips, and it's actually detrimental to the overall quality of the photographs they make on said trip, especially if they mainly use zoom lenses (which simply make one lazy).

The Devil wrote in post #13969359 (external link)
Leave the grip at home. The 5D with a battery grip is pretty damn huge, basically the same size as a 1D series body.
Though, then again if the 5D really feels that bad in the hands without a grip(in which case you have pretty huge hans, I might add), then take it with you. Still, I'd leave it at home.

Disagree on the first point. The 24-105 is a super travel lens. And L's really shine on the 5D and give you the best photos. 24 is plenty wide on FF and 105 is a nice bonus. I would always take at least one L lens (especially a good all-around like the 24-105) on a trip because you definitely want to capture your best photos there. IMO you should not use zoom because you are lazy, you should use a zoom to capture something which would be difficult (or impossible) otherwise. And for that reason the 105 would be helpful, you never know what you would need to capture. I would take the 24-105 and the 12-24.

I'd agree you don't need to take the grip, but I'd suggest you keep at least 1 extra battery with you.


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Feb 26, 2012 10:38 as a reply to  @ srika's post |  #10028

I have found that when in the rest of Europe, and of course in Rome, the ability to shoot indoors without a flash is essential - churches, museums, etc. The 24-105 has the f4 open limitation, but with the 5Ds low noise ISO system and the IS on the lens I used it to good purpose in Rome. I liked the fact that the grip gave me so much more battery time, and that for me offset the weight of the grip. Good luck, but take the 24-105.....Joe




  
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Feb 26, 2012 11:40 |  #10029

Thanks. I mainly like the grip for long lenses and I won't be taking one of those, so I'll probably leave it behind. I will have two spare batteries (3 in all) and several 32gb CF cards.

Does anyone know what the Italian power outlets look like?


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Feb 26, 2012 11:51 |  #10030

They are a bit weird... Two thin prongs (which is quite usual for ungrounded plugs in Europe), BUT 3 thin prongs in a straight line for the grounded plugs. Only in Italy.

Some of the hotels have the universal standard grounded plug (Sjuko) two thick prongs and the grounding w. 2 contacts on the side...

Most of the hotels have adaptors from 3 thin prongs to sjuko.


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Feb 26, 2012 16:44 |  #10031

Do you have any pictures?


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Feb 26, 2012 16:46 |  #10032

North Brother Lookout, Camden Haven.

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Feb 26, 2012 17:01 |  #10033

Day 171 of 365
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Feb 26, 2012 19:46 |  #10034

Day 9

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Feb 26, 2012 21:29 as a reply to  @ post 13967593 |  #10035

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