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Thinking of jumping to FF - what lenses for a trip?

 
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May 25, 2012 11:36 |  #16

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Last time I did the inca trail, I only had a canon G2. :-) This time, I'm going with a 5d mk iii, a 50 1.4 and a 24-105L. MIGHT take the 17-40 with too. ANY need for the 70-200? BIF?

I have 64GB of cards with me and two batteries, hopefully, that will do. I mean there IS power in AC

I doubt you'll need the 70-200. At the altitude of Machu Picchu it's often cloudy, so telephoto use would be limited. I think you'll want the wide-angle end of the spectrum much more frequently. I took my 60D with just my 15-85 IS (equivalent to 24-136 on FF), and there was not a single shot I wanted to take but couldn't. I suspect Inca ruins, panoramas, and perhaps your fellow hikers will be what you'll want to shoot, and your 24-105L plus 17-40 should cover that admirably.


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May 25, 2012 11:39 as a reply to  @ HughR's post |  #17

24-105L and maybe a fast prime or 17-40L.


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May 25, 2012 14:32 as a reply to  @ bmang11's post |  #18

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I took my 5D and Sigma 50mm 1.4 on a three week trip to Europe. It was a great choice. I didn't have to worry about switching or bringing along multiple lenses. I did wish I had a wider or more telephoto focal length at times, but that inconvenience was FAR outweighed by the benefit of only having to worry about one piece of photo gear.

Most people will recommend the 24-105L on average for a general versatile lens but I've done & am doing the above & just going 50/1.4 & that's it!!


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May 25, 2012 20:46 |  #19

You may consider:
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May 26, 2012 00:48 |  #20

Cheers! i'm in the same boat!




  
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May 26, 2012 01:18 |  #21

I was in Bolivia last month. I usually travel with 3 lenses, but was a bit worried about all that expensive glass and I decided to take the 24-105L. It worked really well and I am quite impressed with the capability of the 24-105L.


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May 26, 2012 03:59 |  #22

Another vote for 24-105L. We visited Cuba a couple of months ago and I brought 5D, 24-105 and 35L. The 35 was in the hotel safe 95% of the time and I'm very happy with the results and range of the zoom.


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Jun 07, 2012 13:25 |  #23

Wow didn't know this got so much attention after posting.

So I'm bringing a 24-105 F4L and just picked up a 17-40L for a really good price.

Now I'm debating this: I have a 50 1.8 - should I take that for indoor pics? Do you think with the 17-40 I will need the 24-105 and just do 17-40 and the 50mm?




  
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Jun 07, 2012 13:40 |  #24

I think you'll want the 24-105 range, especially if you plan to take any shots of people (see my photos in the second post in this thread). I took a flash with me and used it for about 20% of my shots, which were taken inside. Having a max focal length of 40mm is just not long enough in my opinion.


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