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Feb 21, 2013 14:22 |  #1

Ok...

I hardly ever go anywhere that is nice. I live in a town of 3,000 people in the middle of trees and nothing else...

Last time I went anywhere worth taking photos of, was mid 2007. Before I even really got into photography.

Well, at the end of March, I am going to Lower Wisconsin to shoot a wedding. I'm prepared for that with what I need, usually always remains the same equipment as other weddings...

However, the week prior to this, the grooms brother and I, are going to St. Pete's, Florida to visit his brother before the wedding. I'd like to do some cityscapes and sunset photos over the ocean. I don't want to lug my whole camera collection down there, so I'm curious what would be the best for the journey?

Also, when I return from that trip, we are spending two days in downtown Chicago... I've been here before, but not with a camera.

If anyone can help that has experience in these two areas, I would greatly appreciate it.

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Feb 21, 2013 14:54 |  #2

If I were you I'll bring the 5D3 and the 24-70, probably the best combo when traveling. The 24mm on FF will give you a wide enough frame if you want to shoot landscapes and you'll have the extra zoom if you ever need it.


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Feb 21, 2013 14:57 |  #3

5D, 16-35 and the 50 should get it done in FL and Chicago, add the 24-70 if you want the added flexibility. I'd probably toss the 430 in just in case as well.

If you've got time beyond the wedding and it's any hint of warm and green by then, there's lots of wine vineyards and architecture in South Western Wisconsin, South Central WI has Madison, which the UW campus and Capital area can be fun to walk with a camera (may still be able to get into the Capital, protests may have ruined being able to visit though), South east WI has Kettle Moraine State Forrest for landscapes and several cute tiny towns surrounding Milwaukee and plenty of accessible beautiful lakeshore.

Be mindful of any sea spray and sand if the wind picks up while in FL, while I assume you're insured, it would suck having to service or replace the camera on a short timetable in the midst of traveling.


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Feb 21, 2013 17:23 |  #4

Some great suggestions already, and we have been having some terrific shooting weather down here. Enjoy!


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Feb 21, 2013 17:47 |  #5

Jemhead wrote in post #15637367 (external link)
Some great suggestions already, and we have been having some terrific shooting weather down here. Enjoy!

Here's the thing, I'd bring more, but I don't want to risk losing anything prior to a wedding... that's the rough part for me.

Obviously, I'll need to bring my tripod with me if I want some sunset photos. What other gear would people recommend?


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Feb 22, 2013 07:02 |  #6

I'd definitely go with the 5D3, maybe the 16-35, but for sure, the 24-70, 70-200 and the 135...there's nothing that compares to the 135 f2L for wide-open shooting.

As far as losing/damaging something before the wedding, certainly there are good camera stores in the Chicago area, or even overnight from B&H (my favorite, also) to replace something damaged or lost. But call the insurance company right after any loss.

BTW, I did a 'walkaround in Chicago' shooting with my 60D last September with nothing but the 16-35 and 24-105. I used the 24-105 for half the time, and 16-35 for the rest. 2 years previous, I did it with my 30D and 18-135. I love that city! I've since upgraded to a 5D3, so I'll likely do it again sometime soon.

edit: For sunset photos, bring a GND if you have one. I did some sunsets in Puerto Rico some years back and intentionally shot people walking along the beach in silouette, so I wasn't shooting directly into the sun.


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Feb 22, 2013 07:50 |  #7

bratkinson wrote in post #15639299 (external link)
I'd definitely go with the 5D3, maybe the 16-35, but for sure, the 24-70, 70-200 and the 135...there's nothing that compares to the 135 f2L for wide-open shooting.

As far as losing/damaging something before the wedding, certainly there are good camera stores in the Chicago area, or even overnight from B&H (my favorite, also) to replace something damaged or lost. But call the insurance company right after any loss.

BTW, I did a 'walkaround in Chicago' shooting with my 60D last September with nothing but the 16-35 and 24-105. I used the 24-105 for half the time, and 16-35 for the rest. 2 years previous, I did it with my 30D and 18-135. I love that city! I've since upgraded to a 5D3, so I'll likely do it again sometime soon.

edit: For sunset photos, bring a GND if you have one. I did some sunsets in Puerto Rico some years back and intentionally shot people walking along the beach in silouette, so I wasn't shooting directly into the sun.

See, that's kind of what I was thinking!

But, would I be better off traveling a few pounds lighter, and remove the 70-200 and replace it with my 1.4x converter. I've used the converter on my 135L and it works nicely, I just want to carry one small gear bag with me, and I also want to make sure I incorporate a flash in that bag, as well.


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