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Feihung08
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Feb 27, 2017 19:09 |  #1

Hi folks, about to buy an 80D and will be going on a honeymoon in September! I want to pack light, but want to make sure I get all the best shots I can of course. Any suggestions on lenses? All I have right now is a Tamron AF 17-50mm f/2.8. It's an oldie so not even sure if there's something better to look at?

My initial thought is a zoom in that range, plus maybe a prime 35mm to get some good quality landscape shots in? Or not wide enough??


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Apr 05, 2017 08:54 |  #2

Feihung08 wrote in post #18287195 (external link)
Hi folks, about to buy an 80D and will be going on a honeymoon in September! I want to pack light, but want to make sure I get all the best shots I can of course. Any suggestions on lenses? All I have right now is a Tamron AF 17-50mm f/2.8. It's an oldie so not even sure if there's something better to look at?

My initial thought is a zoom in that range, plus maybe a prime 35mm to get some good quality landscape shots in? Or not wide enough??

My thought would be a 18-135 IS USM Nano, plus maybe the 35 f/2 IS or 50mm f/1.8 STM, or if you need wider the 24mm f/2.8 STM. This is exactly what i took to Florida earlier this year and although not the lightest weight, i found this covered everything i needed, and i didnt miss my 'better' gear at all.


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Apr 05, 2017 08:59 |  #3

Feihung08 wrote in post #18287195 (external link)
Hi folks, about to buy an 80D and will be going on a honeymoon in September! I want to pack light, but want to make sure I get all the best shots I can of course. Any suggestions on lenses? All I have right now is a Tamron AF 17-50mm f/2.8. It's an oldie so not even sure if there's something better to look at?

My initial thought is a zoom in that range, plus maybe a prime 35mm to get some good quality landscape shots in? Or not wide enough??

Honeymoon and lens questions? Whats wrong with you?

Where are you going and what do you like to shoot? Budget? I'd say a 50L1.2 and keep the lights low. ;-)a


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Apr 19, 2017 11:27 |  #4

You already have it. 17-50 2.8 is great travel lens. I have 28-75 2.8 and it isn't on crop body. For quality landscapes you will need to add quality tripod and remote for shutter release.


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Apr 19, 2017 12:41 |  #5

Feihung08 wrote in post #18287195 (external link)
Hi folks, about to buy an 80D and will be going on a honeymoon in September! I want to pack light, but want to make sure I get all the best shots I can of course. Any suggestions on lenses? All I have right now is a Tamron AF 17-50mm f/2.8. It's an oldie so not even sure if there's something better to look at?

My initial thought is a zoom in that range, plus maybe a prime 35mm to get some good quality landscape shots in? Or not wide enough??

That 17-50 F2.8 would be an appropriate travel lens.

Realistically, I would say drop the dSLR on travel and just take a decent P&S like a Canon G16 or a Sony RX__ series. Less bulk. More fun. Less to worry about.

I definitely don't understand the idea of getting a 35mm prime for good quality landscape... you'll be stopping down, it will not be any different than your zoom at F11 for landscape... ?

Besides, are you going to be walking around with your full kit, tripod, etc, everything, on a honeymoon? Or is it more of a photography outing?

If you were buying a lens today, I'd point towards a 17-50 F2.8 flavor.
And if you were still looking for something more, I'd simply point to something like a 10-22 and go as wide as you can.
Really depends on where you're going.

Travel is too broad. I simply recommend take an ultrawide-wide zoom when possible when you have no idea what to expect. Keep it light. Make sure it's not getting in the way of you and your significant other enjoying why you're there.

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Apr 28, 2018 12:25 as a reply to  @ MalVeauX's post |  #6

I agree with MalVeauX. I second the Sony rx100. I brought an rx100 with a6000+16-70, Rokinon 12mm to Iceland, Germany, Belgium, and Netherlands.. Not even halfway through the trip, I ended up using only the rx100 from capturing waterfalls to the milky way and the northern lights. Bring less and enjoy your trip.


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Jul 25, 2018 10:53 |  #7

to make sure I keep the lens range covered for anything and everything.

I keep the following:

Sigma 12-24mm for super wide purpose, inside a building/church or from outside
Sigma 24-105mm Art - love this lens and so sharp and does everything I need to do, this is my all round lens mostly!
Sigma 85mm & 50mm F1.4 - just in case its a nice place worth taking Portrait of family.
Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 for the long range zoom where I get up top on a tower and shoot the surroundings etc. good fun!

Enjoy the trip :)


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Jul 25, 2018 11:39 |  #8

I pretty much only bother bringing my 16-35 on vacations and if I bring something else it doesn't usually get used. With that in mind, I'd say that your 17-50 is probably a really good option.


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Jul 25, 2018 11:44 |  #9

I travel a lot and my kit is an A7R2 / A7R with a 25mm, 35mm and 85mm lens. Kit is light and covers off my most used focal lengths.




  
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Jul 31, 2018 22:31 |  #10

I have traveled in Europe and the Orient with a two lens outfit on a pair of crop sensor Canon bodies: 17-55mm f/2.8 IS and 70-200mm f/4L IS (with a 1.4x TC thrown into my bag just for the heck of things).

I travel to take pictures and if I could not photograph, I wouldn't bother traveling. I don't take selfies and have only a couple of photographs of my wife.

The rest of mt hundreds of travel pictures (that I have culled from the many more that I have shot) are of the people I have seen and the places I have been.

I never felt like I was lacking with that pair of lenses...


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