chugger93 wrote in post #15598167
Does anyone have any thoughts or opinions on what lens I should rent? 24-105L, or 17-40L
My delima is, I feel like I'll more than likely have my 50L mounted for the majority of shoots. I'm leaning more towards the 17-40, just because I already have a 24L prime, so I feel the 24-105 overlaps that, as well as my other lens in my gear lineup.
17-40 being UWA will give me everything I need and I feel I would need a UWA more than anything else, specially if I'm just outside of a ride trying to capture my 3 year old on a kiddie ride, etc. I think even a 50 may be too long for some rides.
As usual, it really depends on what you want to shoot. While the 24-105mm is certainly the more versatile choice, I would feel lost at WDW without an UWA. Looking through my shots, many of my favorites were taken with the 10-22mm and now my 17-40mm. There are many small spaces in the parks (both interior and exterior) that can be made to look much grander with a wide lens. Again, the choice is very heavily dependent on your goals and style.
If I was going light with my kit, I would pack the 17-40mm and 85mm. If I was going for just one lens, I would reluctantly pack the 24-105mm, because I would really want the two lenses I just mentioned! And, that's not because the image quality of the 24-105mm, I just tend to see really wide or really tight with shallow DoF so I don't get inspired by the 24-105mm.
That being said, I always want the right tool for the job, so I gladly carry my full kit!