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Europe vacation - bring which lenses & storage [ lens storage decisions european ]

 
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Jul 18, 2012 15:58 |  #16

16-35L, 50, 24-105 if you don't mind a 3rd lens.

If you're like me, the 16-35L will be on your camera 80% of the time for landscapes, buildings, scenery, walking around. The 50 will come in handy at night (replacing the use of a flash) for indoor lunch/dinner/portrait scenes.

I'm planning a trip to Barcelona (8 days) and will be bringing my 5D3, 17-40, 24-70 brick, 40 pancake... oh, and my wife. HAHAH.


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Jul 18, 2012 16:32 |  #17

It sounds like you like taking the same sort of pictures I do. I suggest taking, in order of priority, your 24-105L, your 16-35L, and, if feasible, a telephoto.

You mentioned a cruise. A UWA such as your 16-35L would be useful for architectural photography inside the ship.

On my trip to France earlier this year, I used my 15-85 almost exclusively on my 60D. (I would have used my 10-22 more, but it had already been to France several times.) My "universal kit" has consists of two lenses: the 10-22 and 15-85, with my 70-300 available if I think I will need it. Their nearest full-frame equivalents are, of course, your 16-35L and 24-105L, and the 100-400L.


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Jul 18, 2012 16:39 |  #18

rinthiran wrote in post #14736114 (external link)
If you're like me, the 16-35L will be on your camera 80% of the time for landscapes,

I'm planning a trip to Barcelona (8 days) and will be bringing my 5D3, 17-40, 24-70 brick, 40 pancake... oh, and my wife. HAHAH.

I've been hearing this a lot.
and LOL! you sound like me.

RodneyCyr wrote in post #14736257 (external link)
You mentioned a cruise. A UWA such as your 16-35L would be useful for architectural photography inside the ship.

first cruise, not sure what you mean, inside of the ship is going to be worth shooting?
thx for your recommendations, good stuff!


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Jul 18, 2012 17:16 |  #19

In my shoes I'd go 5D3, 16-35L & 50/1.2 :)


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Jul 18, 2012 17:27 |  #20

For octoberfest, you'll need something that will correct YOUR blurred vision, will be impervious to liquids and your not too fussed about losing while in your drunken stupor :lol::lol::lol:

On a more serious note, interesting that most are saying that an ultra wide and a standard (24-105) will be all that's needed. I'm off to Berlin for the festival of lights in October and was having the same lens question as yourself, so a helpful thread.

Looks like I'll be leaving the 70-200 at home , taking a 24-70 and buying an UWA for my 1D4


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Jul 18, 2012 17:28 as a reply to  @ LeeRatters's post |  #21

16-35 for sure !! 50/85 or a 70-200 if weight isnt an issue


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Jul 18, 2012 18:27 |  #22

For your trip, I would definitely recommend a UWA (16-35L) + other lenses depending on your shooting preferences. 50L or 135L for portraits or low light. 135L for details. may be both.
My current general vacation set up is 17-40L + 35L + 70-200L IS II. I have also taken the 24-105L as a single lens solution and must say I am really impressed by its performance every time I use it...

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wow, I just realized, when I was in chicago last year, my mark ii stopped working, completely died. I bought a 7D off the forum, from a local user, this was day 2! power module replaced by cps when I got home.too funny, good call. thx

My camera stopped working just minutes before a helicopter ride at the Gran Canyon. That was a while ago when I was still shooting with a film camera... A back up is always a good idea :)


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Jul 18, 2012 21:23 |  #23

It sounds like a fun trip. My recommendation is to take your 16-35L, & 24-105. They will cover the long shots and the more wide angle shots that you will likely want to take. I agree that you should take the S100 for Oktoberfest not only in case your vision gets blurry but also in case beer is accidentally spilled on it by the Beer Servers or other revelers. I traveled to NYC last year for New Years Eve and while every other day I had my 18-200 on my 60D out taking photos, it stayed in the hotel safe on NYE and the Power Shot got to go to Times' Square as I did not want to worry about something happening to it.
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Jul 18, 2012 21:24 |  #24

It sounds like a fun trip. My recommendation is to take your 16-35L, & 24-105. They will cover the various shots that you will likely want to take. I agree that you should take the S100 for Oktoberfest not only in case your vision gets blurry but also in case beer is accidentally spilled on it by the Beer Servers or other revelers. I traveled to NYC last year for New Years Eve and while every other day I had my 18-200 on my 60D out taking photos, it stayed in the hotel safe on NYE and the Power Shot got to go to Times' Square as I did not want to worry about something happening to it.
Have fun.




  
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Jul 19, 2012 05:43 |  #25

Hi, i live in france and i visit loft of the place what you said in the first post.

I suggest you to take : 16-35 for artitechture and landspace, the 50L and maybe 85mm.




  
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Jul 20, 2012 11:35 as a reply to  @ Strom's post |  #26

I think I'm making a huge rearrangment to my lens lineup. But it shouldn't effect my plan much.

Collective reply from y'all : 16-35 and 24-105 need to go to europe.

My plan for the lens shuffle is:

have now, 6 lens, $ lens being the 50 1.2:
16-35
24-105
50 1.2
85 1.8
135 2.0
150 macro

result, 5 lens, $ lens being the 85 1.2:
16-35
24-105 prolly only use on vacations
50 1.4 or 40 2.8
85 1.2
150 macro
problem is I may have to keep the 135, otherwise, I don't have a sports lens at all.
basically I've determined that I prefer 85 FL for portraits, which pays the bills.


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Jul 20, 2012 13:45 |  #27

I have been to all the locations on your itinerary, and in general I travel to Europe often. You are like me, I also like to shoot architecture and general "touristy" stuff. I tried many different combinations, and came to the conclusion that most of the shots are taken with my 17-70 (rough equivalent to FF 24-105). Almost never did I use a long telephoto, usually for architectural details, but only because I had it with me. Not any more.

You will see that in old European cities the streets are narrow, and the cathedrals (or arenas, or antique monuments, etc.) are big, which begs for an UWA. In my case - a 10-20 (16-35 for FF). Before I had it, there was no way I could fit St. Croce in Florence or Sagrada Familia in Barcelona's into frame. I also used to take a 30mm 1.4 for inside the churches, but with the 60D, or your 7D I can boost the ISO safely, so one of my two zooms can be used. Better than dragging another lens with me.

Some people suggest a tripod. Please keep in mind that most of the places you are going to visit do not allow them. Many places are so crowded that you do not want even to try to set a tripod. Unless you plan to do some night shots, and do not have something like a beanbag or a small Gorilla tripod, you will be better off leaving it at home. The same with a flash - most of the places forbid using it.

And most of all remember that you are on vacation, you said that you want to see as much of Europe as you can on this trip. So enjoy it, take a lot of photos, and keep the wallet in the front pocket!




  
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Jul 20, 2012 18:59 |  #28

andrikos wrote in post #14734521 (external link)
I'd bring the 16-35 and the 50L if I were you.

Yep, that's all you will need. You don't want to bring too much gear or half of the time your mind will be on it instead of enjoying what's around you.


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Jul 20, 2012 20:07 as a reply to  @ pixel_junkie's post |  #29

For storage when I travel, I use the Colorspace UDMA http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …rive_COLORSPACE​_UDMA.html (external link)

You can backup directly from your memory modules. You can use the unit to preview your photos too. As an added bonus, you can use it with your iPad too.


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Jul 21, 2012 09:39 |  #30

The Colorspace UDMA is a great unit. But they are currently updating the unit to a new
model, and they are sold out of the current version. The new one is suppose to be
released mid July, but nothing has been anounced yet.

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