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Are 5D + 50mm f/1.8 II enough to shoot images during a tourist trip????

 
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Dec 13, 2013 06:28 |  #1
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Staffs of my company will have a tourist trip by early 2014, I will go with my colleagues and I will carry a camera to shoot images. Are Canon EOS 5D + 50mm f/1.8 II enough to shoot images during a tourist trip????




  
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Dec 13, 2013 06:30 |  #2

Yep


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Dec 13, 2013 06:36 |  #3

Either a 50 or one of the 35's should do a fine job.


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Dec 13, 2013 06:46 |  #4

I would prefer wider than 50mm in a single lens.

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Primes - 28/1.8, 35/2 first, and of course there are more expensive options too.
Zooms - Probably a better bet for travel, there are light and cheap zooms like the EF 28-105 1:3.5-4.5 or (my personal suggestion) the EF 28-135 1:3.5-5.6 IS USM.


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Dec 13, 2013 07:16 |  #5

Agree with JeffreyG. 28-135 IS would prove to be more versatile for tourism. A bit wide to a bit tele. Will cover major situations. 50mm is also a good lens but you might find yourself limited.


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Dec 13, 2013 07:19 |  #6
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What about a g1x or g16?

or another brand of good point and shoot?



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Dec 13, 2013 07:24 |  #7

50 will be find, while a zoom would be more versitile , but if thats all you got shoot away.


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Dec 13, 2013 07:52 |  #8

When I first started SLR photograhy a 50 mm lens was all I had. It was only f/2.8 as well and mounted on an all manual Praktica Nova b. I would guess that most folks started shooting on 35mm film with just a 50mm lens up until some time in the late 70's or early 80's when affordable reasonable quality standard zooms started to become avilable. In some ways being limited to a single fixed focal length can help you to look for ways to work that one lens that you would not try with a zoom lens.

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Dec 13, 2013 07:55 |  #9

Where and what do you want to photograph?




  
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Dec 13, 2013 08:02 |  #10

IMHO 24-105L is the most useful travel lens on FF.


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Dec 13, 2013 08:03 |  #11

I would prefer the 40mm f/2.8 pancake over the 50 f/1.8. The pancake is sharp wide open, while the 50 needs to be stopped down before it gets sharp. The pancake is better built, a little smaller, and has much better auto focus performance. I think it's a great light, low profile walk around prime for a full frame body.


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