My wife and I are having our first baby soon and I wanted some advice about what camera gear to take with me. I would prefer to limit the conversation to talking about what equipment to take and not spend time on how much I should or should not be shooting. I probably will shoot only a couple shots during delivery and do a few documentary shots after that (weighing, laying on wife's stomach, etc) but not do much beyond that until later.
I have: 5D MKii, 50 1.4, 24-70 2.8, 17-40, 70-200 2.8 IS, 580EX II, 430EX II, STE-2
I was thinking my primary would be the 5d and 50 1.4. I won't bring the 70-200. The question is whether to bring the 17-40 or the 24-70. For shots later on I was thinking I could mount the STE-2 and set the flashes in a couple corners of the room (bounced to the ceiling) to get some nice shots. Would the 17-40 be best because I would need the wide angle for this or will I want the speed or length of the 24-70, or is it a stupid idea and I should just shoot with the 50? Another point in favor of the 17-40 is that fact that it is half the size and weight of the 24-70.