Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Canon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 
Thread started 10 Dec 2009 (Thursday) 14:29
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

Which 2 or 3 of my lenses on an NYC trip?

 
5D2USER
THREAD ­ STARTER
Senior Member
Avatar
282 posts
Joined Aug 2009
     
Dec 10, 2009 18:43 |  #16
bannedPermanent ban

jubu wrote in post #9173456 (external link)
I'd say (1) 16-35, (2) 24-105L and (3) the 24L or 35L for low light...

In NYC, you will most likely want wider views...

Thats what I'm thinking. It would actually be fun and interesting to just take the 24L but I'd imagine the 16-35 is what I'd use 90% of the time. I think my wife would get annoyed if I just treated it as an opportunity to shoot (as opposed to enjoy shopping with her :lol:).


5D Mk II, 40D....Glass (external link)
Complete Gear List & Gear for sale

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)
jubu
Senior Member
752 posts
Joined Jan 2009
Location: NYC, USA
     
Dec 10, 2009 22:32 |  #17

5D2USER wrote in post #9173610 (external link)
Thats what I'm thinking. It would actually be fun and interesting to just take the 24L but I'd imagine the 16-35 is what I'd use 90% of the time. I think my wife would get annoyed if I just treated it as an opportunity to shoot (as opposed to enjoy shopping with her :lol:).

LOL...my GF is constantly annoyed by my attempts to treat every moment as an opportunity to shoot...

Definitely take at least the 16-35 or 24-105 in addition to the 24L...there are just wayyyyyy too many different photo op's on the streets of Manhattan to limit yourself to only one focal length...and here in NYC, I don't think the "zoom with your feet" advice can always be applied...too many times you can't OR don't want to get too close to your subject. :)


Canon EOS 5D Mark II | My Flickr Favorites (external link) | Gear List & Feedback

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sf_loft
Member
Avatar
212 posts
Joined Mar 2009
Location: San Francisco, CA
     
Dec 11, 2009 01:38 |  #18

Hi... I will be in NYC for the holidays to visit my parents. I will be taking my 16-35L for cityscape and my 35L for low light. 35L should be good for indoor photos of bars, lounges, restaurants, or as a walkabout at night.


Canon EOS 5D Mark III & FUJIFILM X-T1 mirrorless

35mm f/1.4L | 85mm f/1.2L II |135mm f/2L | 16-35mm f/2.8L II | 24-70mm f/2.8L II | 70-200 f/4L IS | 100mm f/2.8L IS Macro
Benro C2691T Travel Angel | GP-E2 GPS | EF 1.4x III
FUJINON 23mm 1.4 | FUJINON 35mm 1.4 | FUJINON 56mm 1.2

flickr (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
kevindar
Cream of the Crop
Avatar
5,050 posts
Likes: 37
Joined May 2007
Location: california
     
Dec 11, 2009 01:53 |  #19

I lived in new york city and travel there time to time.
I vote 24-105 as first lens. 35L as second lens, 16-35 as third lens. If you are travelling with family, always bring a normal to wide fast prime for hotel shots, low light sots, and nice environmental portraits. the 24-105 is a good bread and butter lens, and one of the main reasons I moved to full frame. Its nice to be able to go extra wide, and also 16-35 would make your best video lens.


My Flickr (external link)
Gear List
https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1205576

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
wem
Senior Member
783 posts
Joined Aug 2008
     
Dec 11, 2009 02:49 |  #20

In NYC, 75% of my keeper shots (and that is what it's all about) were taken with the 85L. 20% with the 17-40. And the rest got split up between the 24LII and the 70-200 F4 IS. So my vote would be 16-35 and 85L.


-
My gear list
My flickr (external link) page
wimvangestel.com (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
jmpsmash
Member
244 posts
Joined Jul 2007
Location: Santa Clara, CA, USA.
     
Dec 11, 2009 02:56 |  #21

16-35 / 24-105 / 35L


EOS 1D MarkIII | 85 f/1.8 | 35 f/1.4L | 70-200 f/4L | 24-70 f/2.8L | Tamron 17-35/2.8-4 | 580exII
Badminton Central (external link) / Badminton Photography Forum (external link) / 16feathers.com (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Undispu7ed
"Yeah I'm dirty minded."
470 posts
Joined Jul 2008
Location: Austin, TX
     
Dec 11, 2009 03:03 |  #22

I'm in the same predicament. I know I will definitely be bringing my 35L, 16-35L, and undecided between 70-200 2.8IS or 85L. Which of those 2 would you guys take?


- Jon
5D MKII gripped |
35 1.4L | 85 1.2L MKII| 16-35 2.8L MKII | 70-200 2.8L IS | 3x RF-602 triggers/receivers | 580 EX II speedlite | 430 EX II speedlite | 2x AB800s | Vagabond II |

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
JelleVerherstraeten
Goldmember
Avatar
2,440 posts
Likes: 1
Joined Dec 2008
Location: Antwerp, Belgium
     
Dec 11, 2009 03:21 |  #23

I've been there half year ago, and the 11-16 was 75% on the camera.
You got the 16-35 on FF, so definetly take it, and then I would take the 85L, cause I think the 135L woll be a bit too long..


-Jelle l Gear l Website (external link) l

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
5D2USER
THREAD ­ STARTER
Senior Member
Avatar
282 posts
Joined Aug 2009
     
Dec 11, 2009 07:09 |  #24
bannedPermanent ban

Lots of good advice here. Each makes good sense but now I'm even more confused over what to take! :lol: :lol:

Sounds like I need the 16-35, 24-105, 35L, 85L, and 135L. Thankfully no one recommended the 120-300!

I lived in new york city and travel there time to time.
I vote 24-105 as first lens. 35L as second lens, 16-35 as third lens. If you are travelling with family, always bring a normal to wide fast prime for hotel shots, low light sots, and nice environmental portraits. the 24-105 is a good bread and butter lens, and one of the main reasons I moved to full frame. Its nice to be able to go extra wide, and also 16-35 would make your best video lens.

Thanks for the suggestions. I'm now looking at small bags like the Kata 214 sling so I can comfortably take a few lenses.

wem wrote in post #9175665 (external link)
In NYC, 75% of my keeper shots (and that is what it's all about) were taken with the 85L. 20% with the 17-40. And the rest got split up between the 24LII and the 70-200 F4 IS. So my vote would be 16-35 and 85L.

After my limited time with it I can see this happening too. My only concern is that it is actually heavier than the brick. The 85 1.8 can fit in a coat pocket and weighs nearly nothing in comparison.


5D Mk II, 40D....Glass (external link)
Complete Gear List & Gear for sale

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
kansascityshuffle
Goldmember
Avatar
1,039 posts
Joined Dec 2007
Location: Indianapolis, IN
     
Dec 11, 2009 09:29 |  #25

Boo hoo... You don't want to get there and regret not having it. 85L and 24L would do it for me.


JAKE
Sony A7 - SMC M 28/2.8 - FE 35/2 Sonnar -
Contax G 45/2 Planar - Canon FL 135/2.5

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
wem
Senior Member
783 posts
Joined Aug 2008
     
Dec 11, 2009 10:27 |  #26

5D2USER wrote in post #9176182 (external link)
After my limited time with it I can see this happening too. My only concern is that it is actually heavier than the brick. The 85 1.8 can fit in a coat pocket and weighs nearly nothing in comparison.

I didn't remember the 1.8 being one of the options ... If the 85L is too heavy (which I don't think it is), the 1.8 should be a good surrogate.

I have a set of NYC pictures. http://www.flickr.com …l/sets/72157622​361774857/ (external link). It could help making a decision.


-
My gear list
My flickr (external link) page
wimvangestel.com (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
zshaft
Senior Member
357 posts
Joined May 2009
     
Dec 11, 2009 11:40 |  #27

5D2USER wrote in post #9172211 (external link)
I'm spending a few days with my wife in NYC in a few weeks. I plan on taking the 5D mk II. Which of these should I take?

16-35L, 24-70L, 24-105L, 24L, 35L, 85L, 85 1.8, 135L

I'm thinking the 16-35 & 85L but the 85L is very heavy. Maybe the 16-35 & 24?


nice gears u have !
i suggest 1635 & 85 1.8:D


Canon 1Dx | 24 L II | 85 L II | 200 L II | Extender 1.4x & 2x III
Sigma 120-300 mm 2.8 OS HSM.

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
5D2USER
THREAD ­ STARTER
Senior Member
Avatar
282 posts
Joined Aug 2009
     
Dec 11, 2009 17:13 |  #28
bannedPermanent ban

OK. I picked up a Kata Prism backpack for the trip. Its a small light bag so the body, three lenses, and a flash should be fine.

Here's what I'm almost set on: 5D II, 16-35, 24L, and the 85L plus my S90, 580EXII and mic for video. This pack fits my 10" netbook as well as room for my touch.

Alternatively I may do 16-35, 24-105, and 85L


IMAGE: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/images/multiple_images/item_images/IMG_25957.jpg
IMAGE: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/images/multiple_images/item_images/IMG_25955.jpg

5D Mk II, 40D....Glass (external link)
Complete Gear List & Gear for sale

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
5D2USER
THREAD ­ STARTER
Senior Member
Avatar
282 posts
Joined Aug 2009
     
Dec 28, 2009 23:33 |  #29
bannedPermanent ban

Ok I'm getting ready to head to NYC next week and I still have not made up my freakin mind! :lol: Every bag I have is useless too. Not secure enough, too bulky, too heavy, doesn't hold enough.... I'm definitely taking the 5D2, 16-35, & 580EXII.

Decisions decisions:
24L & 85L
35L & 85L
24-105, 35L

I want to be able to do some nice artsy fartsy prints for my office and home so I need some good shots.


5D Mk II, 40D....Glass (external link)
Complete Gear List & Gear for sale

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
kansascityshuffle
Goldmember
Avatar
1,039 posts
Joined Dec 2007
Location: Indianapolis, IN
     
Dec 29, 2009 00:47 |  #30

24 and 85, like I already said. 24 will be perfect for architectural prints.


JAKE
Sony A7 - SMC M 28/2.8 - FE 35/2 Sonnar -
Contax G 45/2 Planar - Canon FL 135/2.5

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

2,645 views & 0 likes for this thread
Which 2 or 3 of my lenses on an NYC trip?
FORUMS Canon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is EgonSpengler_89
2437 guests, 367 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 15144, that happened on Nov 22, 2018

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.