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Scotland Trip - Which lenses?

 
Klepper
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Jul 04, 2011 09:41 |  #1

I am leaving on Wednesday to Scotland, and I am taking my Case Logic SLRC-202 bag that holds 3 medium sized zoom lens (one in each side pouch, and one on my 7D) plus a small prime. I am going to birng these two for sure:

Tokina 11-16mm (scenery and inside castles)
Sigma 30mm (for inside low light shots)

I am torn on the last two between these choices:

1) Sigma 17-50mm OS (nice walk around, light, fairly fast, could also be used inside)
2) Canon 15-85mm (general walk around with nice range)
3) Canon 24-105mm (general walk around with a little more tele since I already have the wide covered)
4) Sigma 50-150mm (nice sized lens, fast with decent range)

(1)+(4) go well together and cover a nice complete range, but I am wondering if I will always be wishing the other lens was on. (2) has a great range, but then I don't know which other lens to bring with it since there would be lots of overlap. (3) has a great range too, but same issue as (2)

Any opinions would be appreciated!


Gear: 7D, 5DII, 50D, T1i, 70-200 f/2.8L IS MkII, 24-105 f/4L, Canon 135 f/2L, Canon 15-85, Sigma 17-50 f/2.8 OS, Tolkina 11-16 f/2.8, Sigma 50-150 f/2.8, Sigma 18-250 OS, Canon 85 f/1.8, Canon 50 f/1.4, Sigma 30 f/1.4, Sigma 150 f/2.8 Macro, Tamron 28-75 f/2.8

  
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Jul 04, 2011 09:44 |  #2

:p

I think you should save your money by canceling the trip and put it into your paypal account to feed your lens purchase addiction really...

j/k

24-105mm is what I would go with.

BTW, Sigma 50mm is awesome!!




  
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Jul 04, 2011 09:46 as a reply to  @ rxjohn's post |  #3

Get an L cup, you'll need it..
For the whiskey that is :D


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Jul 04, 2011 09:47 |  #4

Haha, you are probably right! I have so many lenses, I can't chose which ones to take! So, which other lens beside the 24-105, since I can fit TWO?

I am glad you are enjoying the Sigma 50mm.


Gear: 7D, 5DII, 50D, T1i, 70-200 f/2.8L IS MkII, 24-105 f/4L, Canon 135 f/2L, Canon 15-85, Sigma 17-50 f/2.8 OS, Tolkina 11-16 f/2.8, Sigma 50-150 f/2.8, Sigma 18-250 OS, Canon 85 f/1.8, Canon 50 f/1.4, Sigma 30 f/1.4, Sigma 150 f/2.8 Macro, Tamron 28-75 f/2.8

  
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Jul 04, 2011 09:53 |  #5

I agree; the 24-105 should be enough on its own. It has enough reach for most circumstances - the wildlife is either so shy you'd need a ludicrous telephoto, or so friendly it'll be licking your lens. As it is, you're covered for landscape and cityscape. For landscape, the rule of thumb is as far north as possible, then head west. Glencoe is a must. Enjoy the trip.


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Jul 04, 2011 09:54 |  #6

ukcyberboy wrote in post #12702083 (external link)
Get an L cup, you'll need it..
For the whiskey that is :D

That'd be whisky. No 'e' :)


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Jul 04, 2011 09:57 |  #7

xhack wrote in post #12702127 (external link)
That'd be whisky. No 'e' :)

Now that depends on how many you have.;)

OP are you going to shoot wildlife?


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Jul 04, 2011 10:02 |  #8

No, I am not going to shoot wildlife. Just a family trip to visit some friends we have over there in Aberdeen, so just general sight seeing.


Gear: 7D, 5DII, 50D, T1i, 70-200 f/2.8L IS MkII, 24-105 f/4L, Canon 135 f/2L, Canon 15-85, Sigma 17-50 f/2.8 OS, Tolkina 11-16 f/2.8, Sigma 50-150 f/2.8, Sigma 18-250 OS, Canon 85 f/1.8, Canon 50 f/1.4, Sigma 30 f/1.4, Sigma 150 f/2.8 Macro, Tamron 28-75 f/2.8

  
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Jul 04, 2011 10:04 as a reply to  @ Klepper's post |  #9

Enjoy the trip very scenic up in Scotland.
24-105 from me.


Body | Canon 6D |
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Jul 04, 2011 10:06 |  #10

Ah, in that case, you're just 50 miles from Speyside - the greatest concentration of distilleries in the country. Go another 25 miles and you have the majesty of the Cairngorm mountains. You're set!


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Jul 04, 2011 10:09 |  #11

24-105mm


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Jul 04, 2011 10:26 |  #12

xhack wrote in post #12702186 (external link)
Ah, in that case, you're just 50 miles from Speyside - the greatest concentration of distilleries in the country. Go another 25 miles and you have the majesty of the Cairngorm mountains. You're set!

I am really looking forward to the trip! We are there July 6th to 16th, so hopefully we have lots of time for a number of day trips.

Ok, so looks like most are recommending the 24-105mm, but not commenting on which other lens. If I put the 24-105mm on the camera, the tokina and 30mm in one side pouch, I can still fit one more lens.


Gear: 7D, 5DII, 50D, T1i, 70-200 f/2.8L IS MkII, 24-105 f/4L, Canon 135 f/2L, Canon 15-85, Sigma 17-50 f/2.8 OS, Tolkina 11-16 f/2.8, Sigma 50-150 f/2.8, Sigma 18-250 OS, Canon 85 f/1.8, Canon 50 f/1.4, Sigma 30 f/1.4, Sigma 150 f/2.8 Macro, Tamron 28-75 f/2.8

  
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Jul 04, 2011 11:21 |  #13

I did a 3 week trip to Ireland/Scotland and I used my Canon 10-22 & 17-55 for 99% of my shots. I did take a 70-200, but I only used it for maybe 30 shots total. Either the 15-85 or 24-105 would be a great compliment to your Tokina.

Just remember, if you tour alot of the castles, that the walls are made of stone. If you carry your camera on a strap, it will very easily brush up against the walls and put a nasty scratch on it. Always use lens hoods where possible to avoid any scratches.


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Jul 04, 2011 11:52 |  #14

BigBlueDodge wrote in post #12702507 (external link)
Just remember, if you tour alot of the castles, that the walls are made of stone. If you carry your camera on a strap, it will very easily brush up against the walls and put a nasty scratch on it. Always use lens hoods where possible to avoid any scratches.

Thanks for the tip! I will be extra careful!


Gear: 7D, 5DII, 50D, T1i, 70-200 f/2.8L IS MkII, 24-105 f/4L, Canon 135 f/2L, Canon 15-85, Sigma 17-50 f/2.8 OS, Tolkina 11-16 f/2.8, Sigma 50-150 f/2.8, Sigma 18-250 OS, Canon 85 f/1.8, Canon 50 f/1.4, Sigma 30 f/1.4, Sigma 150 f/2.8 Macro, Tamron 28-75 f/2.8

  
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Jul 04, 2011 12:21 |  #15

Another vote for the 24-105mm L. Enjoy the trip!:)


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