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Jun 24, 2011 14:04 |  #1

If you could take one lens on vacation what would it be ? I want to keep my equipment to a minimum, I have a 5D classic , a 50 1.4, and a 70-200L 4.0. I was thinking a 24_105L 4.0 it covers a nice range. What would you take ?


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Jun 24, 2011 14:07 |  #2

24-105 is the walkaround of choice :)

Perhaps maybe a 50 1.8/1.4 on-hand in case you need the speed/subject isolation, since it's relatively small so easy to carry around.


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Jun 24, 2011 15:50 |  #3

0oo0o0 wrote in post #12651697 (external link)
24-105 is the walkaround of choice :)

Perhaps maybe a 50 1.8/1.4 on-hand in case you need the speed/subject isolation, since it's relatively small so easy to carry around.

+1.


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Jun 24, 2011 16:00 |  #4

I would never just take one lens...

But if I absolutely had to, the 24-105 would be the most versatile higher end lens and the 28-135 is a considerably less expensive but similar option.


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Jun 24, 2011 16:05 as a reply to  @ amfoto1's post |  #5

I am going thru the same thing, going on vacation. I am thinking of just bringing a Sigma 17-70, or the 18-135mm. Family vacation, I want to go light.
With your setup, I would just take the 24-105.




  
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Jun 24, 2011 16:10 |  #6

I'd never take 1 lens when travelling... cuz I KNOW I'd kick myself for not having a certain option for a once-in-a-lifetime shot opportunity. That said, my usual travel kit has 5-8 lenses.

Always have 11-16 f/2.8, 17-55 f/2.8, 70-200 f/4L IS (recently have started replacing this with the 70-200 f/2.8L IS II... and paying the price in back pain for the extra weight), a fast 50 (90% of the time its the Rokkor-PG 58mm f/1.2), and a fisheye (Peleng 8mm f/3.5 or Vivitar 7mm f/3.5). Thats the definite 5. Also always pack Tubes, 1.4x TC, and 1 flash.

Optionals include 100mm Macro or 60mm Macro, 2nd Flash (+triggers), Lens Baby Composer, EF 50mm f/1.4 USM, Helios 40-2 85mm f/1.5, Sigma 8-16 f/4.5-5.6 (if I REALLY REALLY expect to need it).

Basically 1 lens would never cut it for me. Locally I've done it... on the road... NEVER.


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Jun 24, 2011 16:14 |  #7

I usually have my Samsung TL500 w/ me. It is very versatile, covering equivalent of 24-72mm f/1.8-2.4. I could see myself packing just the 70-200 f/4L IS, 58mm f/1.2, a fisheye, and a UWA (Toki 11-16 or Siggy 8-16)... that would be a pretty light option.

One thing I do when I want to cut weight, is leave the grip at home... you save a pound of weight.


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Jun 24, 2011 19:09 |  #8

The 24-105L would be a great choice for a one lens solution.


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