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Best lens for Disneyland?

 
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Dec 21, 2013 16:30 |  #16

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?

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35 f1.4 easily. You will not have the ability to sit around and zoom on subjects. Disney is crowded and cramped. Wide is good, it will let you capture more images that are not just of someone's shoulder, etc. Wide also lets you get the park in view, plus faces of people you want to see. It also lets you grab those fun low light fireworks shots and castle shots. Fast enough to stop down and nail sharp, but blured out photos, to help limit ugly "photo bombs" too. Small, so you're lugging around a super heavy lens, and overall, not going to catch your lens on stuff as people walk right into your face while shooting. Sharp enough to nail everything quickly. With AF on the 5Diii and servo focus, you should grab most faces no problem. If you want to get close, just get close. You're going to be on top of your family anyways, so this length works there great. You're not going to be taking photos from away from them, you will be looking at a crowd if you do that, no matter what lens you do. And a long zoom doesn't do anything at close quarters.

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Dec 21, 2013 16:43 |  #17

A lens with REALLY BIG ears! :)


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Dec 21, 2013 17:02 |  #18

I'de take the M + 22 and enjoy the moment. DSLR is too much for disney, and I understand it might not be the answer you're looking for. If I had to pick, 28-135.


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Dec 21, 2013 17:08 as a reply to  @ Tapeman's post |  #19

Here's the results of my 5 days at DL plus a few local bus tours (10 day trip in total with travel). I covered shots all over the grounds, a dance recital, the Aladdin show, two parades, etc.

I took a 24 F/1.4L II, 16-35 F/2.8L II, 24-70 F/2.8L, 70-200 F/2.8 OS - almost all shots taken with a 5D3.

Lots of dark indoor ride shots taken with the 24 mm @ F/1.4 - the ride tracks get right up close to the display so going wide allowed me to get most everything I wanted in the shot. If not this lens then the 24-70 was on instead. Very little use of the 16-35 mm (forced myself to use the lens on one bus trip just for variety and practice) plus I used the 70-200 only for the dance recital at an outdoor stage where I was back a ways.


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Dec 21, 2013 17:15 |  #20

For Disneyworld for me it would be a lens attached to a waterproof point and shoot. In addition to the rides what are you going to do if you get caught in the rain?

It rains a lot and quite heavily in Central Florida.


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Dec 21, 2013 18:38 as a reply to  @ stpix's post |  #21

Appreciate all the input. I'm here at the hotel now. Brought the 28-135 and the 35. I'll decide tonight which to take into the park.

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Dec 21, 2013 18:39 |  #22

stpix wrote in post #16545505 (external link)
For Disneyworld for me it would be a lens attached to a waterproof point and shoot. In addition to the rides what are you going to do if you get caught in the rain?

It rains a lot and quite heavily in Central Florida.

Disneyland, CA, not Disney World, FL. ;)


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Dec 21, 2013 19:25 |  #23

I've got a 6D, and my favorite walkaround kit is the 24-105, and the 40 pancake in my pocket. I go strapless on all my cameras, and just take a small top opening shoulder bag that I can quickly & easily pop the camera in & out of. Sort of like a very compact manbag :) Don't look like a tourist, it's light and great IQ can be had.

Previous to this, I had a T2i/550D with a 15-85, 24mm IS f/2.8 & the 40 pancake. Brilliant, light, usable setup.

Edit 2. I also chuck in the 90EX flash from my M camera, for a bit of fill light if required. Super small and light, and takes up no room.




  
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Dec 22, 2013 11:24 |  #24

I think it is important to understand which exactly disneyland are you talking about....it might influence the choice.


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Dec 22, 2013 12:19 |  #25

See post 21 & 22


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Dec 22, 2013 18:13 |  #26

There is only one Disneyland.


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Dec 22, 2013 21:55 as a reply to  @ Roobaix's post |  #27

I went through this a couple of years ago when I took my granddaughter there for the first time. I took the lens attached to my Canon S100 :) It was tough leaving the DSLR home but I knew I made the right choice when I watched her having a blast rather then me trying to get a photo op. I guess it all comes down to intent, are you there to shoot or family time.

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Dec 23, 2013 06:37 |  #28

cebuRyda wrote in post #16548109 (external link)
I went through this a couple of years ago when I took my granddaughter there for the first time. I took the lens attached to my Canon S100 :) It was tough leaving the DSLR home but I knew I made the right choice when I watched her having a blast rather then me trying to get a photo op. I guess it all comes down to intent, are you there to shoot or family time.

My 2c. Good luck!

I guess the OP is already there, but I have been there several times over serval decades, from slr's, dslr's, to the latest with a g1x. I knows it tough to leave a $3000 plus camera home, but these small cameras have come such a long way. Lugging around a camera bag, trying to take pictures, and also go on rides...forget it....I bought a g1x for exactly this trip and Vegas, and worked great. I also had the lowepro apex 100, which had a rain that I pulled out the log flume, wet rides.....I have know gone even smaller and bought a sony rx100 for these types of trip, enjoying the trips better and not stressing on worrying about the big camera bag..

My 2 cents, and enjoy your trip. Makes sure you do the Indiana Jones ride, it was great.




  
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Dec 23, 2013 07:15 |  #29

Here are several reasons to bring a DSLR to Disney:

https://photography-on-the.net …ght=official+di​sney+parks

We usually take two Disney trips a year...(one trip to Anaheim, and one trip to Orlando each year). I've brought my DSLR each time, and it hasn't detracted from enjoying the park. The key is to pack smart, and bring a minimalistic set-up. A 35mm prime can handle 95% of your needs in the park, unless you're trying to photograph a show or parade. A sling strap goes a long way, as you can comfortably "wear" your camera the entire day without it becoming a hassle. Bring a small camera bag to quickly pack the camera in if it rains, or you're boarding a wet ride.

The parks photography beautifully, and given that these are really important family events, I like to capture the trips as best as I can (and my wife really appreciates it too!)


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Dec 23, 2013 07:21 |  #30

How is your sony compared to mkiii?

mystik610 wrote in post #16548672 (external link)
Here are several reasons to bring a DSLR to Disney:

https://photography-on-the.net …ght=official+di​sney+parks

We usually take two Disney trips a year...(one trip to Anaheim, and one trip to Orlando each year). I've brought my DSLR each time, and it hasn't detracted from enjoying the park. The key is to pack smart, and bring a minimalistic set-up. A 35mm prime can handle 95% of your needs in the park, unless you're trying to photograph a show or parade. A sling strap goes a long way, as you can comfortably "wear" your camera the entire day without it becoming a hassle. Bring a small camera bag to quickly pack the camera in if it rains, or you're boarding a wet ride.

The parks photography beautifully, and given that these are really important family events, I like to capture the trips as best as I can (and my wife really appreciates it too!)


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