aladyforty wrote in post #18211649
Thanks, do you think the wide angle is really necessary, what about the full frame the 50 and the 135 ? mind you the 7D2 and the 15-85 is pretty good image wise. hard choice
Whether to bring a wide angle depends on your style of photography. If you are going for portraits and street photography, then wide angle probably isn't the best choice. On the other hand, if you want to capture the landscapes, architecture, temples, etc, then I think the wide angle would come in handy. Some of the temples, in particular, are in tight environments.
Hard to say with the 50 and 135. If I had to choose one of those to bring, I would take the 50, just because it's more usable. As I'm sure you know, the 135L is an amazing lens for portraits if you have enough distance from your subject, but I've always felt like 135mm is a bit too long. You'll get better portraits if you get out of your comfort zone and interact with the locals in a closer range with a 50. The Thai people were very friendly, and I've heard the same about the people of Cambodia.
The biggest limitation of the 15-85 is the smaller aperture. Though I suppose if you stick to the wider end of the lens when indoors, you'd be okay. The 7D2 also has the benefit of the built-in GPS, if you want a record of where your photos were taken. A 7D2/15-85/50L combo might not be a bad way to go either.
I'm afraid I'm not making your decision any easier.