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Aug 03, 2006 01:00 |  #1

Hey guys I would really like your input on gear to take on a Contiki trip round europe for 46 days.

Bascially we have been told to travel light (so the 100-400 goes) and basically I plan to use my camera bag as a day pack so space is an issue also.

Definately taking the Tamron 28-75 and a Sony handcam.

Not sure about the 10-22 though as I'm not sure how much use it will actually get as most of the landscapes WA will probably be taken with the Tamron.

I have the option of getting a reasonably cheap second hand f2.8 70-200mm L (no IS) which I think would get some use.

Thoughts guys... for those who have travelled and taken Landscaped, people, wildlife, buildings etc what was the lens that saw the most action?

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Aug 03, 2006 01:48 |  #2

i dont think your tamron would suffice for landscapes. better bring that 10-22 in my opinion.....im going to europe too next month for a 4 month training thing and im bringing the exact same lens. tamron 28-75 and a 10-20/22 which i still need to purchase. oh and my tamron 18-200 as a walkaround lens.


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Aug 03, 2006 03:06 as a reply to  @ ccp900's post |  #3

Hi Enmisites,

If you can squeeze in the 10-22 then you'll have all bases covered. If not then...

I'd go for the 28-75 and get the 70-200

You could do multiple shot panoramas and stich them for really hires panoramas. You don't need a tripod but that helps or course. Maybe do some tests before you go.


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Aug 03, 2006 03:15 |  #4

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Aug 03, 2006 03:57 as a reply to  @ sandro9mm's post |  #5

16-35L
24-105L
70-200L
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Above was my pick for last Euro trip.


Or just the 24-105L.




  
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Aug 03, 2006 04:16 |  #6

If you have to travel light with the 350D, I would say pick the 10-22 and try to get a 24-105 mm. (a 1,4 TC also is welcome) With this your are generally covered. Even I don´t take a flash, use exposition instead.


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Aug 03, 2006 04:22 |  #7

In my Europe trip last year, my 28-75 saw the most action. Next was the 18-55 (which was my widest lens) and then the 70-200 F4.

With my current collection, the order of lenses would be 28-75, 12-24 and then the 70-200 for a Europe trip. A walkaround and a wide angle should be most useful. Europe's a fascinating place - and with so many afternoon beer breaks (:) ), the telephoto got some good candid shots too....


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Aug 03, 2006 04:23 as a reply to  @ Juan Zas's post |  #8

Juan Zas wrote:
If you have to travel light with the 350D, I would say pick the 10-22 and try to get a 24-105 mm. (a 1,4 TC also is welcome) With this your are generally covered. Even I don´t take a flash, use exposition instead.

10-22 and 24-105 sounds like good idea. However keep in mind that at least Canon's 1.4x TC is not compatible with either of those lenses (not sure about Kenko). 50/1.8 might be good add-on if you need to get picture in dark resteraunt or something.


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Aug 03, 2006 04:38 as a reply to  @ jylitalo's post |  #9

jylitalo wrote:
10-22 and 24-105 sounds like good idea.

Agreed. A circular polariser is a must also.

And, see if you can get one of these pocket tripods and a cable release: you'll find that Europe has much beauty to capture at night.


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Aug 03, 2006 05:11 as a reply to  @ GilesGuthrie's post |  #10

GilesGuthrie wrote:
Agreed. A circular polariser is a must also.

And, see if you can get one of these pocket tripods and a cable release: you'll find that Europe has much beauty to capture at night.

I agree, but for low light the 50mm f1.8 has been my choice to go out in the evenings when I was recently in Germany. If you are visiting mainly big cities, it will be very akward to use the small tripod. You'll end up shooting handheld most of the time.

If you can manage to carry the 10-22mm (with CPL), the 28-75mm and the 50mm, you'll be covered. I wouldn't really bring anything with more reach to travel.

Here are some photos with the 50 mm in my visit to Germany for your reference. As it was a business trip, I only had time to go out at night, but fortunately there's always lots of interesting scenes in the cities night all over Europe (even in winter):
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Mar 22, 2009 18:52 |  #11

haha i KNOW this is damn old thread, but just need to ask. Why would a CPL be essential in this scenario? I thought it was mainly for water and reflections (ie. getting rid of them)


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Mar 22, 2009 19:20 |  #12

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haha i KNOW this is damn old thread, but just need to ask. Why would a CPL be essential in this scenario? I thought it was mainly for water and reflections (ie. getting rid of them)

and if you want to have a bluer sky.


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Mar 23, 2009 00:13 |  #13

I'm going to Europe next week and in my 6 million dollar home crumpler bag I have a 40D, 16-35 f/2.8L II, 24-70 f/2.8L, and a gorilla pod for SLR zoom. A friend who's coming with me will have a 70-200 f/4L available.


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Mar 23, 2009 00:29 |  #14

very cool :D ya i think im going to bring my 40d, 24-105 and 10-22. I was contemplating bringing my gorilla as well. Its small and will be convenient for those nights shots that I'm SURE I would be pissed at myself for missing if I don't bring it. Do u have a head on your gorilla?


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