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Thread started 18 Feb 2013 (Monday) 17:18
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POLL: "What would you take on trip?"
T1i + 17-55
3
4.1%
6D + 24-105
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60.3%
6D + 24-70 v2
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30.1%
fuji x-e1 + 18-55
4
5.5%

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pix530
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Feb 18, 2013 17:18 |  #1

We are going to explore 5 EU countries during 25 days extensive trip.
I want to achieve best quality in relatively small form-format due to too many km by foot, car, plane etc.
Also some places would be not so turist friendly and I have other things to care of. So stealing is possibility.

My shooting will be portrait and aka wedding type of photography ONLY.
I do shoot with zooms, as primes are not perfect for my type of shooting.

Let me explain my options:
1) T1i + 17-55. + Body is light, +results acceptable, - not a crop lover
2) 6D + 24-105, + nice kit combo, + longer end, - /4
3) 6D + 24-70 2, + best zoom, + wide, - expensive
4) fuji x-e1 +18-55, + small, + as read results can be compared to DSLR, - not as fast, - unknown.




  
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Feb 18, 2013 17:26 |  #2

Option 2 or 3 are the best options from that list.


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Feb 18, 2013 17:29 as a reply to  @ JamesDurbinMedia's post |  #3

+1 ^^


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Feb 18, 2013 17:31 |  #4

Agreed, I am concerned about stealing esp for option 3 and usability as will shoot in such crowd as

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Feb 18, 2013 17:57 |  #5

6d with 24-105. Covers most of the basic. Maybe if you could, bring the 40mm pancake for nights. Could fit in your back pocket.


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Feb 18, 2013 18:08 |  #6

portrait and wedding? 6D + 24-70 all day long...


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Feb 18, 2013 18:19 |  #7

From experience (with a 7D), I would go with the Fuji. The smaller and lighter the camera, the more likely you are to take it with you or pull it out of your bag. The larger cameras also can't go into some places (museums) and are inconvenient in others (cramped restaurants and bars).




  
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Feb 18, 2013 18:25 |  #8

what I use when travelling is what I use in general. Travel vs no travel, same stuff. Been looking into fuji, but I havent found any comparisons that say photos are as sharp as FF.


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Feb 18, 2013 20:37 |  #9

buy a 5d3 and use that along with a 16-35L and a nifty fifty or a 40mm pancake lens


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Feb 18, 2013 23:25 |  #10

After my several trips to EU, I would recommend wide and large aperture as the most important factors. The 17-55 will not be wide sometimes (but will do great for most) if you want to go full frame, I will take the 16-35 L. And definitively a flash. IS will help to in the dark interiors of most buildings and museums.


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Feb 19, 2013 01:11 as a reply to  @ Grand_gator's post |  #11

Thank you guys for opinions and participation.

pancake and any other primes are not acceptable. I am going to have 1 lens and don't take it our from body. I went through it and it is not perfect for me.

I dont shoot inside museums and will not do this. Same for bars and restaurants with rare exception. 17-55 range works fine. 24-105 even better (wide range is more valuable for me).

" the more likely you are to take it with you or pull it out of your bag."
- There is no question take or leave. I do high quality shootings and it takes usually time money and efforts to prepare. For casual I have pocket canon and iphone that I always carry )
- I understand that 24-70 looks the best.

Fuji, hm. I may rent it for weekend to compare with 24-105 at same conditions and settings. I also guess that if no go I will rent 24-70 to compare too.

16-35 is nice but its short on long end and I need one lens for all conditions.




  
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Feb 20, 2013 12:27 |  #12

6D+24-105 gives you both wide and telephoto and if you're only taking one lens I'd say get the biggest focal range you can out of your gear.


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Feb 20, 2013 14:15 |  #13

If you have to take only one lens I would say the 24-105. The 6D's high ISO capabilities would make up a bit for the f/4 aperture, plus you'll also have IS to help out as well. As a travel lens it is just so versatile. I never leave home without it when travelling and I have a host of other lenses I like a lot better, but leave home when travelling because verstility is the king when you are on the move.


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