So we are going back to Disney and this time I feel I will be much more prepared than last time. My gear last time:
Tokina 12-24 F4
Between all the above I took 2,267 photos over 7 actual days of 4 days at disney and 3 days at universal. I've analyzed my "keepers" and it's right at 415 photos that I feel are strong enough to put into a family album for going back and remembering the trip. The trip was a large party; my dad & mom, me wife and 3 kids and my sister her husband and her 5 kids so I made sure I captured alot of them. So it averages out to about 60 keepers a day and/or around 4 shots a person lol. I realize now 3 years later that photos of the stuff are only pleasing to me and not really anyone else... it's the photos of the kids that are important and occasional shots of the adults. Now onto the data. Out of 2,267 photos
150 Keepers total (15.5% of total)
505 shot at 5.2mm (24mm equiv.)
336 shot at F2 with remainder up to 5.6
116 keepers at 5.2m (24mm) only 2 keepers beyond 15mm (70mm+ equivelant)
93 keepers total (15% of total)
153 shot at 24mm
125 shot at 105mm
357 photos at F4-4.5 with remainder up to 5.6
50% of the shots are 50mm or less
Long shots was mostly of stuff and the few being of the other people when at a distance and a few of the kids on rides
only 36 shots were keepers on anything longer than 50mm
15 keepers from 35mm to 50mm
42 keepers from 24mm to 32mm
183 keeprs total (20% of total)
407 shot at 12mm
131 shot at 24mm
86 keepers at 12mm and 26 keepers at 24mm
So in the end. 111 keepers were from 12-15mm on the 7D = 19-23mm equivalent and 273 keepers from 24mm-70mm equivalent. Or 384 out of 415 total where under 70mm equiv to FF. This time well... I have alot of gear and I already know what I'm going to take but I want to recap my 1st time trip and share and see if this stuff makes sense.
2nd Trip planning
Now I originally wanted to take my 24-70 for most my shots and it appears this would work out the best but I don't want to take it and the rest AND a 50mm 1.4 but I really did want to take the 50mm too as it'll be a pretty good portrait type lens and/or my dreamy blurry background lens. I also have the wifes Tamron 70-300 VC that I could throw in the bag for some longer shots of stuff but it's not really necessary.
The 15-30 would cover 60% of my needs based on my keepers from my previous trip. 30% of my keepers were wider than 24mm equivalent while the other 30% is from 24mm-30mm. The 24 would cover alot of my needs also. My previous setup with F4 glass and crop meant I didn't walk away with anything considered "dreamy" with thin DOF. This time I will have that so I'm analyzing my needs. Almost a 24/50 combo would work fine really. Kinda redundant to take a 24-70, 24 and 50. and for that matter the 15-30 has enough overlap to where I'd only be picking up 31mm-70mm from the general zoom which is why I really feel the 15-30 will handle my needs. Take the 50 for some portraits and grab the 24 for when the sun goes down.
The biggest thing I have going is the 600RT. I've seen some pretty amazing shots w/ bounce flash at disney looking through some galleries. This was my biggest fault for not taking a flash and only having on board flash capabilities. This time I'm taking it without a doubt. Which really negates if I really need 1.4 glass at all really. I could take the 15-30/24-70 and a flash and call it good too.
I'm taking a Lowepro Flipside 200 AW II bag so I can fit the 5D3 w/ lens and two more lenses and then the flash. This is going to be my limit. The fisheye I really want to take but thats because it's my fun lens.... I really don't need to take it. So in the end maybe this setup