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Jun 28, 2011 13:03 |  #1

Hi folks, I am going France and Austria fro two weeks next month for vacation. I am mainly interested in landscape, cityscape, buildings and museums, not so much people.

I am trying to decide between:

1: 16-35mm f2.8 L II + 24-105mm f4 L IS + 50mm f1.4 or

2: 16-35mm f2.8 L II + 24-70mm L + 50mm f1.4

I will bring a tripod but will not have enough time to set up the tripod most of the time.

Thank you for any suggestions.


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Jun 28, 2011 13:57 |  #2

You're leaving your 70-200 behind? Have you considered sending to me for safe keeping?Given your choices, I suppose I'd opt for #1.
Having lived in France and Switzerland (similar to Austria, but civilized) I'd really want my 70-200 in both places. It would come in very handy.




  
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Jun 28, 2011 14:19 |  #3

this stuff is heavy... you sure you wanna lug all that around?
especially that 24-70. you want to lug that around along with 2 other lenses and a tripod for two weeks? it's difficult even with a backpack style camera bag. (or maybe i'm just weak sauce)

if i were you i just take the 24-105 and be done with it. enjoy the trip, photos are only a bonus. do you really need a tripod? lots of times you can just find a solid surface to place your camera for longer exposures.


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Jun 28, 2011 14:37 |  #4

There could be places where 24 may not be wide enough, even on full-frame. I'd take the 16-35 and 24-105IS. I can see very few instances where you would want longer, perhaps for the gargoyles at Notre Dame. Frankly, I'd take the zoom and crop.




  
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Jun 28, 2011 15:06 |  #5

rick_reno wrote in post #12672112 (external link)
You're leaving your 70-200 behind? Have you considered sending to me for safe keeping?Given your choices, I suppose I'd opt for #1.
Having lived in France and Switzerland (similar to Austria, but civilized) I'd really want my 70-200 in both places. It would come in very handy.

Haha, I have been to Switzerland, beautiful counrty and nice peope. But I had a little Canon point & shoot that time:oops:. If I bring the 70-200 with me, what will I shoot with it besides people? Really, I am interested in your answer.

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Jun 28, 2011 15:19 |  #6

banpreso wrote in post #12672244 (external link)
if i were you i just take the 24-105 and be done with it. enjoy the trip, photos are only a bonus. do you really need a tripod? lots of times you can just find a solid surface to place your camera for longer exposures.


I want to use the tripod for nights shots and sunrise sunset stuff, just in case I can't find an ideal solid surface. Yes, it's a long way to bring a tripod but it will be on the bus or in the car most of the time. I am not not lugging it along all day.

Carrying the 16-35, 24-105, and the 50mm aren't too bad for me. I have done that before. The 24-70 is new to me so I am wondering if there are some benefits to bring it instead of the 24-105, too bad it doesn't have IS.

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Jun 28, 2011 15:36 |  #7

I am not sure how you use you lenses. You may want to bring the 24-105 as a walkaround and use the other lenses only when needed. If you do not mind swapping lenses, you could also consider 16-35 + 50 + 70-200. That does not leave much gap.


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Jun 28, 2011 16:00 |  #8

are you taking both bodies? if so I would probably pick the first set. And if not, I would say the 70-200 might need to fit in there somewhere haha


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Jun 28, 2011 16:41 |  #9

rick_reno wrote in post #12672112 (external link)
You're leaving your 70-200 behind? Have you considered sending to me for safe keeping?Given your choices, I suppose I'd opt for #1.
Having lived in France and Switzerland (similar to Austria, but civilized) I'd really want my 70-200 in both places. It would come in very handy.

I have been to Europe many times, but never in Switzerland, and I am planning to go there next month. Usually, I do not take a telephoto to Europe, rarely do I need it (mostly when I want an architectural detail). Typically, I use a wide or an UWA lens, alongside with a standard zoom. So I would be curious, and thankful for the advice, as to where will I be able to use a telephoto, what is different in this respect between Switzerland and let's say France?


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Jun 28, 2011 17:40 |  #10

My trip photos are not just a bonus...

I really cannot see myself traveling anywhere without photography being one of the major goals.


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Jun 28, 2011 17:43 |  #11

A 50mm F1.4 alone would be enough, though I'd bring the UWA aswell. And MAYBE a 70-200, but the 24-105 and 24-70 lenses seem a bit redundant to me.


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Jun 28, 2011 18:27 |  #12

Getting ready to travel Europe myself next month. I am taking my 16-35 and 70-200 leaving the rest behind. I like to shoot landscape with both lens. I was using my 135 a lot for landscape before the 70-200. Sometimes the framing is just better with a zoom.

I know it Europe but an example of a city landscape

16-35 @ 16

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Same shot at 135

IMAGE: http://www.clicksbyscott.com/Travel/New-York/New-York-101-PP/235833170_WPwP4-M.jpg

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Jun 28, 2011 18:45 |  #13

evoch3n wrote in post #12672782 (external link)
are you taking both bodies? if so I would probably pick the first set. And if not, I would say the 70-200 might need to fit in there somewhere haha


My daughter is using the 60D with a Canon 18-200 lens for the trip. I know the 60D is too good for a 15 year old but she likes photography so I let her use it.


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Jun 28, 2011 18:50 |  #14

kdrk888 wrote in post #12672505 (external link)
Haha, I have been to Switzerland, beautiful counrty and nice peope. But I had a little Canon point & shoot that time:oops:. If I bring the 70-200 with me, what will I shoot with it besides people? Really, I am interested in your answer.

Thanks.

Back to you ... What do you shoot with it now. It works the same in Europe :D


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Jun 28, 2011 18:54 |  #15

The Devil wrote in post #12673324 (external link)
A 50mm F1.4 alone would be enough, though I'd bring the UWA aswell. And MAYBE a 70-200, but the 24-105 and 24-70 lenses seem a bit redundant to me.

I am definitely bringing the 16-35 L II , the 50mm f1.4, and the 24-105 OR 24-70, not both 24-105 and 24-70. My question really is whether the 24-70 has any benefits over the the 24-105 for landscape and city/museum stuff. I have never used the 24-70 before.

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