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Sep 03, 2014 13:20 |  #16

For general walkaround, I'd consider Canon 24-105 and 15-85. Both are quick, sharp, and have a great zoom range. I've tried using my 70-200 as a walkaround, and as others suggest, it's quite limiting.


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Sep 03, 2014 13:54 |  #17

waterrockets wrote in post #17133632 (external link)
For general walkaround, I'd consider Canon 24-105 and 15-85. Both are quick, sharp, and have a great zoom range. I've tried using my 70-200 as a walkaround, and as others suggest, it's quite limiting.

And, if the OP was looking for a walkaround, OK. But, he's not.

Even so, with the 24-70 f/4 IS that he has (particularly paired with the 17-40 f/4 he already has), he's covered the walk around pretty well.

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Canon 6D | Canon 17-40L | Sigma 12-24ii | Canon 24-70 f/4L IS | Tamron 70-200 f/2.8 VC | Sigma 35 1.4 Art | Canon 85 1.8 | Canon 85 1.2Lii | Canon 135L
Canon 7D | Sigma 50-150 OS




  
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Sep 03, 2014 14:09 |  #18

Eastport wrote in post #17133704 (external link)
And, if the OP was looking for a walkaround, OK. But, he's not.

Even so, with the 24-70 f/4 IS that he has (particularly paired with the 17-40 f/4 he already has), he's covered the walk around pretty well.

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Canon 6D | Canon 17-40L | Sigma 12-24ii | Canon 24-70 f/4L IS | Tamron 70-200 f/2.8 VC | Sigma 35 1.4 Art | Canon 85 1.8 | Canon 85 1.2Lii | Canon 135L
Canon 7D | Sigma 50-150 OS

OP asked a question, then immediately provided an answer, which however did not seem to fit. And OP hasn't been around to clarify.


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Sep 03, 2014 15:47 |  #19

If I am interpreting the OP correctly, he/she is looking for a walk around portrait zoom lens that is lighter in weight. He has two great primes for portraits, i.e., the 85 f/1.2L II and the 135L. We don't yet know which of his bodies will be in use. We can only guess based on his gear list. I would guess it's mainly for the 6D, but who knows?

I was going to recommend the 70-300L over the 70-200 f/4L but I don't really understand the goal. I like the extra 100mm but the "portraits" I take usually involve birds. The 70-300L is easy to carry in a bag, attached or loose and I don't notice the weight when carrying it around attached to my 70D but I have a great camera strap.

I think LBsimon's post is the starting place.... travel where and what will he/she be photographing: flying or driving to the destination, etc.


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Sep 03, 2014 16:39 |  #20

If it's just your typical head & shoulders posed portraits, why would you need anything other than the 135mm?

For travel, I almost always bring a wide zoom. Maybe you want to photograph distant things that you can't approach too closely for whatever reason. Then I can see you needing a long focal length zoom. In that case, look at the 55-250mm STM (which just fell in price coincidentally).




  
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Sep 04, 2014 01:43 |  #21

Hi all. Thanks for your replies. My bad I didn't indicate that I need mid-tele zoom for my trip to bring along with my 6d, 24-70 4/IS, and S35. I just got back from our local store here, 70-200 4/IS is quite impressive in available light. The reason also that I'm interested with 70-200 4/IS because I will for sale my Sigma 50-150 OS (for me, quite heavy, haven't use for a while). Thanks again to all


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Sep 04, 2014 01:53 |  #22

Ah as you spoke of travel lens I thought of the new Sigma 24-105 f4 Art.
My travelkit is always the 35 1.4 Art (evening restaurant lowlight shots) + 70-200 2.8LII (portrait/candid/event shots of my daughter playing around in the pool,...)
For lightweight the 70-200 f4L IS is indeed a good choice.


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Sep 04, 2014 08:26 |  #23

Consider the 70-300L. It is a stellar travel lens paired with a medium zoom (24-70) and a wide zoom (16-35). This is my travel kit all packed up in a lowepro 200aw sling bag.


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Sep 04, 2014 11:42 |  #24

Brian500au wrote in post #17135052 (external link)
Consider the 70-300L. It is a stellar travel lens paired with a medium zoom (24-70) and a wide zoom (16-35). This is my travel kit all packed up in a lowepro 200aw sling bag.

It may be called a "stellar" travel kit, but these three lenses weigh about 6 lbs or 2.5 kg. :-)


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Sep 04, 2014 15:06 |  #25

Lbsimon wrote in post #17135380 (external link)
It may be called a "stellar" travel kit, but these three lenses weigh about 6 lbs or 2.5 kg. :-)

Fitting though. Stars are very heavy.


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Sep 04, 2014 19:14 |  #26

waterrockets wrote in post #17135715 (external link)
Fitting though. Stars are very heavy.

In the skies, not in the bag! :-)


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Sep 05, 2014 08:52 |  #27

Raptor.
Just got back from Europe myself. My most used lens, the Canon 70-200. It is how I see. Having both the Canon 70-200 f/2.8 L IS Mark II and the 70-200 f/4 L IS in my arsenal, I highly recommend the f/4 L IS. It's that good and light compared to the other.


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