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Paris and f1.4's---- 35mm or 50mm??

 
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May 11, 2014 10:51 |  #1

Hello all,

Im heading to France next month which Im taking my 24-105L for everyday street use.
Im also going to Hellfest, for 3 day's (external link) which surprisingly okay's a 70-200mm lens (which Im bringing). I do NOT intend on carrying the 70-200 around on daily walkarounds, ( only the concert). So…………...

My question is, do I bring a 35mm 1.4 or 50mm 1.4 for my 2nd walk around lens?

Ive never been to France, and I figured I needed a faster lens for museums, pub's and general indoor shot's.

Any advice is much appreciated.


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May 11, 2014 11:00 |  #2

It's a matter of personal preference, but as a general purpose prime, the 35 focal length would be more versatile


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May 11, 2014 11:04 |  #3

Heya,

I'd roll the 35. You can crop it images. Also, old Europe is crammed. It's not a big wide open space, so longer focal lengths focus on one thing and eliminate context. But travel photography like this is all about context, so wider is better here. Again you can always crop down. I'd even consider a 28mm....

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May 11, 2014 11:45 |  #4

Like above, its personal preference. Id leave the zoom away and only take me 50L and/or my 35mm equivalent Fuji x100s


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May 11, 2014 12:05 |  #5

David,
Are you saying you wouldn't use the 24-105 at all?


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May 11, 2014 12:17 as a reply to  @ Angry Dad's post |  #6

Having lived there a year, I would definitely take the 24-105 and the 35 1.4.

The think is the 35 will be nice for outside in the evenings and such, and indoors you can get pretty close to most artwork. With IS the zoom might also work for indoor art anyway since you can take a burst and choose the sharpest shot.

I agree not to bother with the 70-200 for walkaround.


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May 11, 2014 17:53 |  #7

the 35 though if you have some cash lying around a 24 might be nice too


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May 11, 2014 19:42 |  #8

take the 24-105 and the 35. Having the zoom for walking around is a very good idea, and if you take the widerr prime you can always crop a bit but you can't add pixels on to a narrower shot.

The zoom will allow you to quickly change framing as needed. A bag full of primes is not lighter or less bulky.


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May 11, 2014 21:47 |  #9

timbop wrote in post #16897822 (external link)
take the 24-105 and the 35. Having the zoom for walking around is a very good idea, and if you take the widerr prime you can always crop a bit but you can't add pixels on to a narrower shot.

The zoom will allow you to quickly change framing as needed. A bag full of primes is not lighter or less bulky.

+1 This is exactly what I was thinking.


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May 11, 2014 22:16 |  #10

24-105 for general use and prime for night shots without tripod. Which ever focal length you are most happy with is the one you should pick. 50 on FF is great for me.


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May 12, 2014 00:56 |  #11

Between those two primes I would definitely choose the 35L. Better contrast and colors, less processing.
You can alway crop your images, but indoors or outdoors you can't alway back up to get the shot.


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May 12, 2014 02:22 |  #12

Skip the 24-105 and just take the 35 and 70-200. I used my 70-200 quite a bit for compressing cityscapes and pulling in architecture details. Well worth it's weight.


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May 12, 2014 07:00 |  #13

I'd take the 35.


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May 12, 2014 07:14 |  #14

Canon 70-200mm 2.8L II .... Canon 35mm 1.4L


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May 12, 2014 07:33 |  #15

I'd take the zooms and the 35. I'd have the 24-105 on my camera in Paris but I'd have both the 70-200 and the 35 with me. Been to Paris many times; there are places where the 70-200 would be nice to have available. JMHO




  
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