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Traveling with 70-200 2.8 IS II ... Yey or Ney?

 
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May 07, 2012 21:44 |  #76

Anyone consider picking up a Tamron 70-300 DI LD as a travel landscape lens? I currently own the 70-300 VC but am considering getting a Sigma 70-200 2.8. I love telephoto for landscape but hate the idea of traveling with a 70-200 2.8. The Tamron 70-300 DI LD (non VC) is a lot smaller and lighter and should be okay stopped down on a tripod...and its only like $100.


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May 07, 2012 22:29 as a reply to  @ abjam77's post |  #77

I'm back. Left the 70-200 II at home at the last moment and overall I'm glad I did. There were some situations where it would have been useful for sure but my bag was right on the border of being too heavy without it so I know I would of hated luggin it around.

Surprising even for myself, I used the 50 f/1.4 for maybe 40-50% of the shots and I think I'm back with some of the best photos I've ever taken out of all of the many trips I've done so far. For me, an ultrawide (16-35) and a standart fast prime (50) is the best formula for a balanced travel kit.

Anyways, for the future, if I know that I must have a longer lens with me, I will bring a 24-105L IS or something like that. The 70-200 simply would have made my trip miserable.


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May 07, 2012 23:58 |  #78

That's great information, thank you for the update.




  
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May 08, 2012 00:01 |  #79

The 70-200 f/2.8 L IS II is always with me. You've invested in it so put it to work and enjoy.


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May 08, 2012 00:10 |  #80

I pay $7 a month to insure all my equipment with 0 deductible. Hell, it's even covered if I drop it myself and break it.

So, I take it every where I want to, and never worry about it :)

The only thing that's hard to replace, is a full memory card. That can go in my pocket.


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May 08, 2012 07:48 |  #81

As far as Europe goes I think you will wind up leaving your 70-200 in the hotel after a few days of carrying it around without using it. Europe is full of narrow streets and you will probably be using wide angle lenses most of the time. Unless you plan to be doing street candids I'd leave the 70-200 at home.


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May 08, 2012 07:54 |  #82

Nick5 wrote in post #14396910 (external link)
The 70-200 f/2.8 L IS II is always with me. You've invested in it so put it to work and enjoy.

You could say that about all the equipment you own. Do you travel with all of it ;-)a


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May 08, 2012 08:01 |  #83

pixel_junkie wrote in post #14396523 (external link)
I'm back. Left the 70-200 II at home at the last moment and overall I'm glad I did. There were some situations where it would have been useful for sure but my bag was right on the border of being too heavy without it so I know I would of hated luggin it around.

Surprising even for myself, I used the 50 f/1.4 for maybe 40-50% of the shots and I think I'm back with some of the best photos I've ever taken out of all of the many trips I've done so far. For me, an ultrawide (16-35) and a standart fast prime (50) is the best formula for a balanced travel kit.

Anyways, for the future, if I know that I must have a longer lens with me, I will bring a 24-105L IS or something like that. The 70-200 simply would have made my trip miserable.

I always leave my telephoto at home when going to Europe. Just a normal 17-70 and a UWA. I used to take a 30mm 1.4 for indoors, but when I replaced the XSi with the 60D, which handles high ISO much better, I do not do take the 30mm any more.




  
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May 08, 2012 08:29 |  #84

hmmm...might as well ask here i guess...

i currently sport a 7D and whenever i go out of the country i almost always just bring 1 lens and thats the 10-22. I travel very very light photographic gear wise. Ive never really regretted it.

Im looking at moving over to a 5d3 sometime soon and that means ill be purchasing a 17-40 to get that 10-22 range i use when travelling...i do have a 24-105 which should be more useful on an FF versus a 1.6 so my question. For those who have a 17-40/16-35 and a 24-105. Have you ever brought those 2 lenses to a trip and you were glad you did? or do they overlap a lot on the useful range that youd rather just dump 1 or the other?


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May 08, 2012 08:35 |  #85

I recently had the opposite experience to the OP: I went to England for a week and took my 70-200 f4 IS, along with my Tokina 12-24 and Tamron 28-75. The 70-200 was by far the lens I used most; I would say it was on the camera about 60% of the time. I used it for landscapes, birds, portraits, and so on. I almost didn't take it, but would really have missed it. I'm going back at Christmas, and will definitely be taking it again.


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May 08, 2012 08:41 |  #86

Ney, I would leave it home. I just came back from a trip to Orlando. I had my 24-105, 70-200 f4.0, and 7d. It gets heavy after walking around the parks.


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May 08, 2012 16:09 |  #87

I always have the 70-200 L IS II f/2.8 with me when I go to Japan, Taiwan, USA, Canada or around Europe. After 10 hours of walking the lens might feel a little heavy, but the pictures I take with this lens have something special ... why should I leave it at home?
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May 09, 2012 09:06 |  #88

bohdank wrote in post #14397992 (external link)
You could say that about all the equipment you own. Do you travel with all of it ;-)a

Now that you ask...........sometime​s I do. If I had to limit my self..... 2 7D's, 10-22, 17-55, 70-200 f/2.8 L IS II. Oops then the 24-105 or the macro or
..... damn you Bohdank!:D:D;)


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May 09, 2012 13:36 |  #89

I am in Paris right now. Shooting buildings, people, sidewalk cafes, storefronts - everything. So far the only lens that I needed is a normal zoom, Sigma 17-70 OS. I have an 10-20 in the bag, but have not had a chance to use it.




  
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May 09, 2012 20:50 |  #90

Lbsimon wrote in post #14405594 (external link)
I am in Paris right now. Shooting buildings, people, sidewalk cafes, storefronts - everything. So far the only lens that I needed is a normal zoom, Sigma 17-70 OS. I have an 10-20 in the bag, but have not had a chance to use it.

I just came back from paris and london. Mostly I used my 17-55 but I'll use the 11-16 when needed.


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