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Dec 20, 2013 15:25 |  #1

On a full frame (5DIII), which one of the following would you recommend for two days in Disneyland? I would like to not carry a camera bag.

Sigma 35 f/1.4
EF 70-200 f/4L IS
EF 100 f/2.8L IS
EF 28-135 f/3.5-5.6 IS

The 28-135 would be the most versatile in terms of focal length, but my least favorite as far as sharpness and aperture.

I love the Sigma 35, but I'm afraid it'll be too wide for a lot of shots.

The 70-200 and 100 are great lenses, but maybe not wide enough?


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Dec 20, 2013 16:52 |  #2

Sigma 35. Disneyland is cramped. Plus you'll have all the aperture you need for dark spaces and fun portraits. Disney Bokeh!


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Dec 20, 2013 17:04 |  #3

I tried my Sigma 35 at Disneyland, and I thought it was too tight and restrictive (~45 mm on my crop camera) so with that I'd say the 70-200 and 100 are out.

The result is, do you want flexibility or speed.

I think I would go with the S35.


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Dec 20, 2013 17:08 |  #4

S35.

I'm going in January for a week to Disney World and taking only my 16-35LII and 50L.

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Dec 20, 2013 17:17 as a reply to  @ lehmanncpa's post |  #5

Go wide. Here is a link to all our Disney posts. I go to Disneyland each year sometimes twice a year. Use the 35 at night and the 28-135 during the day. I usually used my 10-22mm and the 40/35mm at night.

https://photography-on-the.net …ead.php?t=57973​4&page=165


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Dec 20, 2013 17:21 |  #6

Kaigler wrote in post #16543192 (external link)
Sigma 35. Disneyland is cramped. Plus you'll have all the aperture you need for dark spaces and fun portraits. Disney Bokeh!

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Dec 20, 2013 17:26 |  #7

If you have someone that will not ride then it great to take a camera. If your gonna be stuck watching the bag bring a pns for days you wanna ride and the dslr on the day for pictures. Remember you're going to have fun over all with your family. One of my parent and uncle don't like riding or can't ride so they watch my gear. Travel light as possible. Unless you have a stroller then you can hook your bag.


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Dec 20, 2013 18:44 |  #8

LV Moose wrote in post #16542992 (external link)
On a full frame (5DIII), which one of the following would you recommend for two days in Disneyland? I would like to not carry a camera bag.

Sigma 35 f/1.4
EF 70-200 f/4L IS
EF 100 f/2.8L IS
EF 28-135 f/3.5-5.6 IS

The 28-135 would be the most versatile in terms of focal length, but my least favorite as far as sharpness and aperture.

I love the Sigma 35, but I'm afraid it'll be too wide for a lot of shots.

The 70-200 and 100 are great lenses, but maybe not wide enough?

Sigma 35 should do it! Very crowded in the park, so not a lot of need for a telephoto unless you're wanting to photograph a parade or show or something (usually less interesting than it sounds).

For portraits in the park, the wide-ish FOV will keep the scenery in the frame, while the large aperture will allow you to throw distracting elements (crowds) out of focus. 35 is doubly useful to snap landscapes while you're there too!


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Dec 20, 2013 18:48 |  #9
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I'd seriously think about taking a camera that you can put into your pocket when you are not taking pictures, like when you are on the rides.




  
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Dec 20, 2013 18:56 as a reply to  @ Hogloff's post |  #10

Well, I'm 58 and currently have back problems, so I'll probably just take the tame rides, which I imagine will be okay for cameras. As much as I love roller-coasters and such, I don't know if it'll happen this time.

We're also taking a P&S.


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Dec 20, 2013 19:02 |  #11

I found something wide is ideal. I think 16-35 and a prime like 35 or 50 would be ideal. I've taken 17-40, 24-105 and they both really worked out fine. I find flash works better than fast aperture much of the time but a nice 1.4/1.2 prime is always fun. I too never take a bag, just 1 lens attached for the day.

P/S is a must. I used my G15 about half the time and I was pretty happy with the pics since I am really mostly after family fun photos. Having a 270 flash was nice too.


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Dec 20, 2013 19:03 |  #12

I would rent a 28-300 L, it's a great lens! http://www.lensrentals​.com …non-28-300mm-f3.5-5.6l-is (external link)


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Dec 20, 2013 19:54 |  #13

I'm in the minority here. The best pics I have of Disney World were all taken with my 28-135. It's not the fastest or sharpest, but it sure did the trick for me.


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Dec 20, 2013 20:16 |  #14

28-135 + 35 and your good to go. And if I had to choose just one, the 28-135 for sure.


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Dec 21, 2013 00:35 |  #15

jbrackjr wrote in post #16543656 (external link)
28-135 + 35 and your good to go. And if I had to choose just one, the 28-135 for sure.

It's not a situation appropriate for a prime as you will be constantly changing subjects.
The 35mm + 70-200mm would work well too.


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