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Jul 21, 2012 14:52 as a reply to  @ post 14748641 |  #31

To Barcelona I took : 5d2 & 16-35L, 7D & 24-105, but like others said, used 16-35 most of time.
Took Gorillapod for churches - could wrap round bench backs and also useful to brace on my chest when I was leaning against pillars etc. Never used my tripod.

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Another time, would just take 5d2,7D, 16-35L and 28-300L (recently purchased)

Took same setup to NZ, very versatile, but heavy - used Spyder belt and had both on my waist.


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Jul 29, 2012 11:35 |  #32

I am in the midst of a shakeup to my lens lineup. So I will need to update this thread.

Going from
16-35L, 24-105L, 50L, 85 1.8, 135L
to
16-35L, 24-105L, 24L ii or 35L, 85L, 135L

If I get the 24L instead of the 35L, I may consider selling my 16-35.


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Jul 29, 2012 11:47 |  #33

For what it is worth, I am going to Europe on a similar cruise itinerary soon and this is my plan:

5D with 17-40L
7D with 70-300L
40mm pancake

Maximum range, minimum space.


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Jul 29, 2012 11:48 |  #34

I've been wondering around Bordeaux now for the last week. So far, the Tamron 17-50 F/2.8
has been on the camera most. The streets are very narrow here, and I've had the Sigma 10-20mm
out a few times to fit things in. I've also used the 70-200 F/2.8 L Is II a few times to get some
shots of the top if a couple spires and some of the gargoyles.

I've had the tripod out a couple times taking photos after the sun has set. Nothing spectacular
as the crowds of people out walking around after midnight are astonishing, and you can't get them
out of the pictures no matter how hard you try.

But on a good point, the food, and wine has been great :-)

Happy travels.

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Jul 29, 2012 12:11 |  #35

I'll be going to Romania, Croatia, and France in a few weeks. I intend on bringing both of my 5D3s, the 24-105, 16-35 II, and 70-200 f/4 IS, along with two 430EX II flashes, CP/ND filters, tripod, and the S95. Might even possibly bring the 85mm, still thinking. The 5D3 has excellent high ISO so that isn't needed from a low-light perspective, more for knocking out the background for portraiture. You might want a moderate telephoto not only to capture details but to compress your perspective. I intend on taking long exposures at night so the tripod is a must for me. I brought the crop bodies/lenses equivalents to Romania last year and I know that the three zoom lenses, from ultra wide to moderate telephoto come in very handy.


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Jul 29, 2012 13:05 as a reply to  @ s2kdriver80's post |  #36

I recently visited Europe for 3 weeks, i lugged the following in my Kata backpack:

EOS 600D
18-55 ISII
70-200 F4
50 1.8II
HB CF travel tripod

All of the above proved worthy at least in some way, my only regret was not having an UWA with me at the time, it´s really helpuf for getting those pics in really tight/crowded spaces.

Take your travel tripod with you, it proved to be esential on taking those shots with your significant one, i would trust a stranger to miss the pic, or to hand my gear while we walk backwards to get in the frame :confused:

I would suggest in buying a pair of combination locks too, they provided some peace of mind as i carried the kata backpack in crowded places.

Have a great holiday!


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Jul 29, 2012 14:24 |  #37

I second the suggestion made by at least one other -- Take an ultra-wide (16-35L) and a mid-range zoom (24-105L). I find their crop-equivalents (10-22 and 15-85) to be the most-used of my lenses on my 60D when I am in Europe (or anywhere else.)

I suggest rotating your SD cards so that, if the card craps out or gets lost, you don't lose all of your pictures.


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Jul 30, 2012 09:58 |  #38

Actually have a semi-similar trip coming up myself and have been asking myself the same question: what should I take with me?

I think I have finally decided on the following lineup:
5dmkii (the wife won't budge on a iii yet...damn her)...probably ungripped for portability

16-35 ii (obviously)
24-70
ts-e 24 mkii (tilt shifting goodness - especially indoors)
40 (I mean, why not?)

the 24 1.4 I am still debating about (yes I love the 24mm range ;) although the speed may be beneficial at some point in time

and an st-e2 (for focus assist since many places don't allow flash - hell I may not even take a flash)

now here is the kicker...a kenko 1.4x & 2x teleconverters
why? I don't really want to be hauling around a 70-200 lens through 5 different countries...yes I will probably miss some great shots, but even with the TCs I should be able to pull something useable (as long as I use a tripod/beanbag and I don't try to print too big)


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Jul 30, 2012 10:24 |  #39

LostInInaka wrote in post #14789968 (external link)
Actually have a semi-similar trip coming up myself and have been asking myself the same question: what should I take with me?

I think I have finally decided on the following lineup:
5dmkii (the wife won't budge on a iii yet...damn her)...probably ungripped for portability

16-35 ii (obviously)
24-70
ts-e 24 mkii (tilt shifting goodness - especially indoors)
40 (I mean, why not?)

the 24 1.4 I am still debating about (yes I love the 24mm range ;) although the speed may be beneficial at some point in time

so you would take the 16-35 and 24 1.4? (provided you acquire it)?


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Jul 30, 2012 13:18 |  #40

Hello,
For your européanisa trip, I would be suggest
5D MkIi, 16-35 L, 135l and S100.

I have, Also, visiting most city.. So Enjoy your trip😉




  
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Jul 30, 2012 19:00 |  #41

KO Pop wrote in post #14790075 (external link)
so you would take the 16-35 and 24 1.4? (provided you acquire it)?

I do already have it actually...love it!

Anyway, the main reason I would take it is for the f/1.4 goodness for handheld night shots if the need arose

that and I just love the lens ;)


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Jul 30, 2012 19:36 |  #42

LostInInaka wrote in post #14792262 (external link)
I do already have it actually...love it!

Anyway, the main reason I would take it is for the f/1.4 goodness for handheld night shots if the need arose

that and I just love the lens ;)

Congrats. You must really love the 24mm FL, you have it covered in four of your lenses!

Love your avatar.


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Jul 31, 2012 06:00 |  #43

KO Pop wrote in post #14792398 (external link)
Congrats. You must really love the 24mm FL, you have it covered in four of your lenses!

Love your avatar.

Haha indeed...and believe me, I have even though about the Rokinon version as well ;)

And thanks...I just wish I could remember where I got it from...


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Aug 06, 2012 09:38 |  #44

Consensus: most here suggested 16-35, 24-105, 50L.
Since writing this thread, I have sold my 50L and purchased a 35L + 85L.

for now, I beleive I'm going to just replace the 50L with the 35L, no flash.

maybe a 0.6 filter / 2 stop for the 24-105 ?


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Aug 06, 2012 10:58 as a reply to  @ Dj R's post |  #45

I like to shot people...

Although I will bring home the requisite shots of brick and mortar as well as the requisite landscapes, I would not feel that my coverage was complete if it didn't include lots and lots of shots of locals.

The problem with Europe, as I remember it, is that there are loads upon loads of Western European tourists flocking there; especially during the Summar vacation time. These folks look very much like my neighbors here in California and are, IMO, not particularly interesting to photograph.

However, in China, even the other tourists make interesting subjects...

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Regardless of where I visit, my lens battery is the 17-55mm f/2.8 IS and 70-200mm f/4L IS lenses on a pair of 1.6x cameras...

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