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YARDBURNER
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Jun 27, 2014 08:47 |  #1

Going to Chicago in a couple of weeks.
Don't do a lot of urban travel and am deciding
on what glass to take and still keep weight
and bulk manageable.

60D.

50 1.8 II
10-22
18-135
18-55
Siggy 18-50 2.8-4.5
55-250

I have longer and heavier but just
don't see the need.

What of the above should I take.

Thanks.




  
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Jun 27, 2014 09:55 |  #2

Take the 10-22 and the 50.


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Jun 27, 2014 17:51 |  #3

YARDBURNER wrote in post #16997463 (external link)
Going to Chicago in a couple of weeks.
Don't do a lot of urban travel and am deciding
on what glass to take and still keep weight
and bulk manageable.

60D.

50 1.8 II
10-22
18-135
18-55
Siggy 18-50 2.8-4.5
55-250

I have longer and heavier but just
don't see the need.

What of the above should I take.

Thanks.

Why do you have three 18-something lenses?




  
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Jun 27, 2014 18:47 |  #4

kevinstinks wrote in post #16997584 (external link)
Take the 10-22 and the 50.

^ This I would sell all the lenses, except those and try the Canon 17-55mm
Maybe keeping the 55-250 for the long end.
That would give you one fast and constant 2.8 aperture zoom lens.


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Jun 28, 2014 13:12 |  #5

hiketheplanet wrote in post #16998402 (external link)
Why do you have three 18-something lenses?

Long story short.
18-135 came w/camera (70-300 also)
18-55 & 55-250 were CL finds $115.00 for both
Siggy was CL find for $100 NIB (kinda like it)

Also have Siggy 80-400 OS.

What I'd like is a Sig 18-50 f2.8 and
a 50-150 f2.8 along with the 10-22
as a walk around kit.




  
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Jun 28, 2014 15:36 as a reply to  @ YARDBURNER's post |  #6

Depends a lot on what you are going to photograph.

For general all around travel photography, the 18-135mm IS is the only lens you would really need. (If traveling light is a factor for you).
It is wide enough enough for landscape (IMO) and has a pretty long reach too. Image quality wouldn't be the #1 concern for me when I am traveling, so that lens will do just fine.


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Jun 28, 2014 15:53 as a reply to  @ Van Gogh's post |  #7

I personally would take the 50mm, 10-22mm, 18-135mm, and the 55-250. Chances are the 18-135mm would be used the most.

If you don't think you will need anything in lower light leave the 50mm. Chances are you wont need the 55-250mm, but it is light and you would have it if you needed it. (I could be left behind though.) I would think you would want the 10-22 for some shots in the city though.

So bare minimum of your listed lenses - the 18-135mm, but I think you'd also want the 10-22mm. The other two are up to you.


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Jun 28, 2014 18:27 |  #8

YARDBURNER wrote in post #16997463 (external link)
Going to Chicago in a couple of weeks.
Don't do a lot of urban travel and am deciding
on what glass to take and still keep weight
and bulk manageable.

60D.

50 1.8 II
10-22
18-135
18-55
Siggy 18-50 2.8-4.5
55-250

I have longer and heavier but just
don't see the need.

What of the above should I take.

Thanks.

Heya,

EF-S 10-22

And either the 50 F1.8 for portraits if you wanted to do that, or the 18-135 for the "I don't know what I'll be doing" lens. The 10-22 covers everything else you'd want. Cities are all about context, so ultrawide is the way to go.

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Jun 28, 2014 21:38 |  #9

18-135 for 90% of shots.

If you like wide bring the 10-22 and for low light 50f1.8
You will likely never use 55-250.


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Jun 28, 2014 22:19 |  #10

Lexar wrote in post #17000375 (external link)
18-135 for 90% of shots.

If you like wide bring the 10-22 and for low light 50f1.8
You will likely never use 55-250.

I totally agree with this. Leave the 55-250 home unless you are going to one of the ballparks.

Hopefully the 18-135 is the STM version - probably not since it's with the 60D kit.

I'd probably want the 10-22 for the Chicago (architectural) river tour.




  
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Jun 29, 2014 17:28 |  #11

YARDBURNER wrote in post #16997463 (external link)
50 1.8 II
10-22
18-135
18-55
Siggy 18-50 2.8-4.5
55-250

10-22: Things are close in the city, and you will want the wide end.
50 1.8 II: Things are dark in the shadows (and at night).

After that I am not so sure. There are times when you might want to get a shot of some detail on a building and one of the longer zooms might be handy.

I don't think that the 18-50 will add much. If it were a constant 2.8, perhaps.


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Jun 29, 2014 21:47 as a reply to  @ pknight's post |  #12

Yeah, that 2.8 climbs very quickly as you approach 50mm.

10-22, 50, 18-135 it is then.
The 70-300 will at least go along for the ride.
Taking the SX20 along just cause it's so compact.
If thr 60D kit gets to feeling to unwieldy I'll break
it out.
We're staying 2 blocks from Central Camera so
a swing by there will be mandatory as well.

Thanks for all the input!

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Jun 30, 2014 00:56 |  #13

kevinstinks wrote in post #16997584 (external link)
Take the 10-22 and the 50.

this, and leave the rest at home and enjoy your holiday.


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Jun 30, 2014 12:14 as a reply to  @ renaissance_myth's post |  #14

I know.

Those 2 will go with when out and about.
The 70-300 will remain in the room and
only see use if warranted.

Some of my best shots have come when glass poor.
It makes you really think about the final image and work
for the best comp.




  
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Jun 30, 2014 14:24 |  #15

I’m going to Chicago this weekend, will be a first time there. Want to pack light since I have two kids with me. I’m planning to bring SL1 with 16-35 and a 40mm pancake or 35mm f1.4. I think 16-35 on a crop sensor would do the job.


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