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2.5 week vacation to Thailand and Vietnam - Which lenses?

 
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Jul 29, 2013 02:11 |  #1

I will be going to Thailand and Vietnam for 2.5 weeks. Trying to travel light and not bring too many lenses. Which 3 lenses from my stable (see sig) should I bring?

Right now here are my 3:

1. 16-35mm - general purpose wide angle for landscapes and closeups.
2. 70-200mm f/4L IS for a long zoom.
3. 35mm f/1.4L for my walkabout lens. Was thinking 24-70 at first, but that thing is a brick and can't get the bokeh I want in some shots.


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35mm f/1.4L | 85mm f/1.2L II |135mm f/2L | 16-35mm f/2.8L II | 24-70mm f/2.8L II | 70-200 f/4L IS | 100mm f/2.8L IS Macro
Benro C2691T Travel Angel | GP-E2 GPS | EF 1.4x III
FUJINON 23mm 1.4 | FUJINON 35mm 1.4 | FUJINON 56mm 1.2

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Jul 29, 2013 06:00 |  #2

I went to Thailand for a week only took my 85 and 14-24. Didnt miss the reach at all. I do wish I had of taken my 35 as well though.


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Jul 29, 2013 06:10 |  #3

I dragged my 400mm f5.6 to Vietnam and didn't really use it much although it did come in very handy sometimes. I used a sigma 17-50mm and canon 50mm f1.4 the most. I think the combo you listed is perfect.


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Aug 03, 2013 11:25 |  #4

I would go with the 16-35mm and perhaps the 35mm if you want a prime. I don't think you will need the telephoto unless you're going to the countryside and shoot oxen and birds. You could also bring the telephoto if you want to zoom in on a Xich Lo or get people shots. However, if the goal is travelling light, I would bring the 16-35. I was there about 5 months ago and couldn't imagine why anyone would need a telephoto. BTW, use caution when you're in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) when carrying camera equipment. Purse snatching is common there. Don't wear gold necklaces or expensive jewelries.




  
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