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Daedalus34r
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May 04, 2011 13:00 |  #1

I'm taking a trip to the middle east (Saudi + UAE).

I want to travel light so I'm trying to narrow it down to two lenses i can use with my Lowepro slingshot AW100.

One lens im set on, the sigma 30mm, it's my low-light sidekick and the equivalent 50mm field of view is so versatile.

For simplicity I'll highlight the contenders for my final slot:

Canon 17-55 f/2.8 :: This all-in-one is hard to put down. It does everything superbly and covers you in almost every conceivable way with IS and 2.8 aperture.

OR

Sigma 10-20 f/4-5.6 :: My ultra-wide that I sadly have not used as much as I should. Paired with the sig30 there would be no overlap. Notable downsides would be lack of IS and narrower max aperture. Upside would be this lens can go from UWA to WA very easily. In daylight i see no issues with appropriate shutter speeds, for night time i would be forced to switch to the sig30.

other notes: i'm not taking a tripod with me.

so which lens would you choose?


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May 04, 2011 13:13 |  #2

Would go for the 17-55, purely for the fact of the constant f/2.8 aperture. Also, since you're going to a warm climate with lots of sand, I would strongly suggest a filter, maybe even a ND filter if you will be shooting outside during broad daylight.


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May 04, 2011 13:13 |  #3

Just get the Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 (non-VC). Much cheaper and the same IQ as the Canon equal at 2x the price.


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May 04, 2011 14:29 |  #4

Razeus wrote in post #12346846 (external link)
Just get the Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 (non-VC). Much cheaper and the same IQ as the Canon equal at 2x the price.

I already own the lenses, just trying to decide which ones to TAKE.


BODY :: EOS 7D, EOS 50D
GLASS :: 17-55 f/2.8 , 50 f/1.4 , 70-200 f/4L IS, 150 f/2.8 EX Macro , 10-20 f/4-5.6 EX , 30 f/1.4 EX
EXTRAS :: 430EX II , Kata R-103 Bag , Tenba Messenger Bag :: WISH LIST :: 100 f/2
Sigma 150mm f/2.8 Macro Review

  
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May 04, 2011 14:29 |  #5

Tony_Stark wrote in post #12346843 (external link)
Would go for the 17-55, purely for the fact of the constant f/2.8 aperture. Also, since you're going to a warm climate with lots of sand, I would strongly suggest a filter, maybe even a ND filter if you will be shooting outside during broad daylight.

Thanks for your input. I do have b+w CPL, that's good for 1-2 stops of light reduction.


BODY :: EOS 7D, EOS 50D
GLASS :: 17-55 f/2.8 , 50 f/1.4 , 70-200 f/4L IS, 150 f/2.8 EX Macro , 10-20 f/4-5.6 EX , 30 f/1.4 EX
EXTRAS :: 430EX II , Kata R-103 Bag , Tenba Messenger Bag :: WISH LIST :: 100 f/2
Sigma 150mm f/2.8 Macro Review

  
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May 04, 2011 14:31 |  #6

I'd take the 70-200 also. At the very least, it would be good for sunrise and sunset. In the middle east, there are a lot of things you might want to photograph, but maintain a safe distance from. Just my 2 cents.




  
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May 04, 2011 14:39 |  #7

17-55 is super boring especially if you already got 30mm. Use your feet to get to 55mm. So hands down take the wide angle. Pretty easy decision for me.


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May 04, 2011 14:44 |  #8

I'd take the 10-20, the 30 1.4 can do all the 17-55 can do up to a point, and the 10-20 can take over where it can't. You'll want 10mm in Saudi and UAE I'm betting.


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May 04, 2011 14:44 |  #9

I agree... 17-55 is a very USEFUL focal length, but it doesn't make interesting photos. I'd consider taking the UWA and the 70-2 and the 30 if you want a fast prime.




  
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Daedalus34r
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May 05, 2011 09:37 as a reply to  @ robertwsimpson's post |  #10

70-200 i can't take because it's too big and won't fit in the bag i plan to use.

Seems like the UWA is gathering more votes, looks to be the most reasonable choice to me. thanks for all the responses :cool:


BODY :: EOS 7D, EOS 50D
GLASS :: 17-55 f/2.8 , 50 f/1.4 , 70-200 f/4L IS, 150 f/2.8 EX Macro , 10-20 f/4-5.6 EX , 30 f/1.4 EX
EXTRAS :: 430EX II , Kata R-103 Bag , Tenba Messenger Bag :: WISH LIST :: 100 f/2
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