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Feb 20, 2014 02:41 |  #61

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I'm set to travel for a couple of years starting this coming summer from Alaska all the way to Argentina by bike.This is a trip of a lifetime and as much as possible capture every moment of it so I'm a bit of a quandary over what lenses to bring to cover it all.
I own a canon 10-22, sigma 30 and tamron 28-75 but willing to buy if needed.

I'm pretty sure I'll bring the 10-22 so I need two more lenses and only willing to spend $2000ish for both. I'm limiting myself to 3 lenses unless the fourth one is super light.

Perhaps buy a 24-105 and 70-200? i'm wanting an 85 f1.8 since its cheap and cant go wrong with it. Would a 10-22, 85 and a 70-200 troika make sense to cover portraits, landscape and zoom?

thanks in advance.

Sounds like a wonderful adventure.

I'd take the 10-22 for landscape.
Sigma 30 for walk around.
55-250 for zoom. Or if you really want to spend money, the 70-200 F4L IS.
Buy a flash if you don't already have one.

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Feb 20, 2014 02:59 |  #62

I also do cycle travelling. I would suggest invest in body and lens with better built and seal. Last year, I had an accident when doing cycling, my 6D with 17-40L dropped out from my handle bar bag to the Tar road, the camera body got dented, the lens was safe, both working fine untill now. Maybe I just lucky enough.

My current gear for cycling tour is 6D+24-70F4L+70-300L+40pancake. For telephoto, 70-300L is better than 70-200, because easier to pack and save space. Keep your 10-22 if you need ultra wide, add in a normal zoom or prime which you prefer.


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Feb 20, 2014 06:07 |  #63

Myboostedgst wrote in post #16701794 (external link)
What about the Tamron 70-300 VC? Light and really well reviewed, and give you more length than the canon options being discussed.

+1 on this suggestion for your long lens.




  
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Feb 20, 2014 06:57 |  #64

Myboostedgst wrote in post #16701794 (external link)
What about the Tamron 70-300 VC? Light and really well reviewed, and give you more length than the canon options being discussed.

This is larger, costs 50% as much, and is twice as heavy as the 55-250 as a counterpoint to your comment. Loosing the 50mm at the long end isn't much at all.

Good suggestion, but still worth pointing out the differences.


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Feb 20, 2014 10:59 as a reply to  @ post 16701541 |  #65

picked up a lot of ideas here and more options to wrap my head around. One surprise after all the responses was the 55-250 STM recommendation. Did not see that coming from pips here who are all be-L-eivers. I did say a budget of $2000 in the original post thinking everybody will say used 70-200 f4 IS and a 17-55 f/2.8 IS USM. But that's the reason why I posted, to get some ideas left, right and the middle.

Based on the responses so far, here's the two set-up i'm thinking.
10-22
pancake 40
17-55
55-250 STM

15-85 and
55-250 STM
let's throw in the pancake 40 here too
GoPro instead of 10-22?

my take aways from the two set-up

*Yes! i dont need to spend $2000!!

*Pancake 40 is a lock, can't go wrong with this

*for the 55-250 STM, I'll bring this @ the start of the trip based on almost everybody's suggestion but if this doesn't work out, once in U.S. I'll try to get my hands on a used 70-200 f4 IS. Come think of it, I was ready to spend $2000 just yesterday prior to posting here.

*10-22 - i'm still adamant not to take this because I had a lot of keepers from this lens last time I went on a climbing trip in Peru. I'm bringing my GoPro Black this time which can cover this range!

Comments? By the way, Thank for all the responses so far. Very much appreciated.




  
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Feb 20, 2014 11:11 as a reply to  @ pokerface's post |  #66

Here is an idea? Why not take a weekend trip somewhere like over to Montreal, and try it all out, minus the 55-250? Sort of a dry run.

While there, you could visit Future Shop and possibly get the 55-250 there? In Greenfield Park, it appears they have a liquidation shop, perhaps some discounted items? It's not the STM, but you could at least check that older version out in the store to see what you think. The STM one is better for video, and seems to have better IQ.

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You could check out the other lenses too, like the suggested Tamron.
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Feb 20, 2014 11:19 |  #67

That sounds amazing!
It depends greatly on your shooting habits, so I'd study those first. Leaving the 23-84 range uncovered would be a shame, I'd suggest the 10-22, the 28-75, and the 70-200 OR maybe you could go for the Canon 16-85 and the 70-200 and be even lighter.

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Feb 20, 2014 11:36 as a reply to  @ RaffaLuce's post |  #68

thanks. really happy I went to the forum for help.




  
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Feb 20, 2014 12:31 |  #69

I would definitely consider a really light-sensitive lens around 30-35mm unless you will only have good light.


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Feb 20, 2014 13:06 |  #70

pwm2 wrote in post #16704352 (external link)
I would definitely consider a really light-sensitive lens around 30-35mm unless you will only have good light.

If they're camping, they won't have good light in a lot of cases. The 35 f/2 IS would be really tempting for me as a result.




  
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Feb 20, 2014 16:34 |  #71

10-22 and 24-105 would be a "no-brainer" combination IMHO.

Never used a gopro so if you really think it can replace the 7D + 10-22 well.. go for it I guess.

your 30mm should be great as well, defintely take it for quick "grab shots" where you want to be a bit more discrete.

a 70-200 (f4) would be nice but I'd bet that 95% of your images will be <100mm.

Tripod will be great for landscapes but IS lenses will be really useful much of the time too.

Sounds like an awesome trip. Good luck with it.


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Feb 20, 2014 16:44 |  #72

Safety first? For such an adventure I'd personally consider something looking less conspicuous and expensive - perhaps a high end P&S. Or a Rebel with 18-135 STM , which can stay on the camera most of the time, plus nifty-fifty for portraiture/low light shots. That could be just me, but when I travel I very rarely feel a need for longer than 135mm on a crop; wider than 18mm is more frequently needed.


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Feb 20, 2014 17:11 |  #73

pokerface wrote in post #16704116 (external link)
picked up a lot of ideas here and more options to wrap my head around. One surprise after all the responses was the 55-250 STM recommendation. Did not see that coming from pips here who are all be-L-eivers. I did say a budget of $2000 in the original post thinking everybody will say used 70-200 f4 IS and a 17-55 f/2.8 IS USM. But that's the reason why I posted, to get some ideas left, right and the middle.

Based on the responses so far, here's the two set-up i'm thinking.
10-22
pancake 40
17-55
55-250 STM

15-85 and
55-250 STM
let's throw in the pancake 40 here too
GoPro instead of 10-22?

my take aways from the two set-up

*Yes! i dont need to spend $2000!!

*Pancake 40 is a lock, can't go wrong with this

*for the 55-250 STM, I'll bring this @ the start of the trip based on almost everybody's suggestion but if this doesn't work out, once in U.S. I'll try to get my hands on a used 70-200 f4 IS. Come think of it, I was ready to spend $2000 just yesterday prior to posting here.

*10-22 - i'm still adamant not to take this because I had a lot of keepers from this lens last time I went on a climbing trip in Peru. I'm bringing my GoPro Black this time which can cover this range!

Comments? By the way, Thank for all the responses so far. Very much appreciated.

I would take the 10-22, 40 pancake, 55-250. Do you really need the 17-55? The missing 23-39 and 41-54 can be made up by stepping forward or backwards a little bit. I almost never bring my 24-70 with me anymore because it is a brick. I use a 17-40 for wide angle, 35 for normal shooting, and either the 135 or 70-200 for telephoto stuff. I've never missed the range from 41-69.


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Feb 20, 2014 18:13 |  #74

Heya,

Of your response, I would also take:

10-22
40 pancake
55-250

That covers the major ranges. You don't need a 4th zoom in there.

Also, I would take the 10-22 over the GoPro any day. Take that for video only, if you feel the need. It doesn't do what the 10-22 does on an SLR, such as dramatic sunset, or long exposure stars, etc.

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Feb 20, 2014 18:14 |  #75

Definitely sounds like a once in a lifetime trip!! Woohoo!

If you get the 17-55 the 40mm becomes redundant. The 17-55 will do 40 2.8 already...and do it with IS.
I would choose the Tamron 70-300VC over the 70-200L for price, FL, and VC. I would choose the 55-250 over the Tamron for price, size, and weight.


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