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Which Lens Did You Take on Vacation?

 
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Jun 13, 2015 13:10 |  #31

x100s. Best thing to take.




  
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Jun 13, 2015 14:05 |  #32

I take only lens 24 - 70 because with this lenses you can get wide landscape or photo your family,friend with perfect background :D


Canon EOS 5D Mark III EOS 1D X EOS 60D | Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM EF 50mm f/1.2L USM

  
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Jun 13, 2015 14:17 |  #33

For me it depends on the main goal of the vacation.

- If it is familly: 5DIII + 24-105 or EOS M + 22mm. The choice depends on how much I will be able to carry during the vacation and how amazing the landscape are going to be. I also always have 3 filters (big stopper, circular polarizer and 3 stop graduated neutral density) when I have the 5DIII.

- If it is wildlife (and I am therefore by myself): 5DIII + 100-400 + EOSM + 22mm.

Everytime I also pack the 50f1.4 "in case for the evening" but I usually do not mount it.

I use to take my whole gear but I realized that this is the best way to ruin your vacation.


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Jun 17, 2015 19:46 |  #34

Just got back from a trip with the family to Cancun. I took my 60D along with the Tokina 12-24, the 40mm pancake and the 70-200 f4.
That combo gave me all the range I needed. The Tokina was key on our trip to Chichen Itza.


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Jun 18, 2015 07:06 |  #35

2 years ago I went to Rome and took my bag, a 7D, 3 lenses and a flash and it became a burden over day long walks round the city.

This year, I went to Morocco and took my Fuji X100T and kept it in a deep pocket of my cargo pants. Perfect travel companion which did not get in the way of me enjoying the holiday.

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Jun 18, 2015 18:38 |  #36

Different for every trip. I prefer to travel light, if possible - unless I am driving.

My last trip was 2 weeks in Honiara for work with limited photo opportunities, and I took just 6D and 35 f2 IS. Mostly that was enough. but there were a couple of times that I wished I had more reach.

Before that, I had a weekend in Melbourne with family, and I took 6D with 24-70 and 135. I found this an excellent urban travel combination.

Now that I have a 100-400, I can see myself travelling with 24-70 and 100-400 if I am going to be in any kind of wilderness, with perhaps a fast prime as well.


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Jun 19, 2015 03:24 |  #37

Just come back from a trip to New York and Washington, took my 6D and 35mm f2 IS and that's it. The only other thing I had with me was my legs.


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Jun 19, 2015 12:01 |  #38

Heya,

Recently went on a fishing outing with a friend.

Took:

1D2 + 200F2.8L
5D + 40F2.8 pancake
EOS-M + 22F2 pancake

And I used all three. But ultimately I liked the 5D + Pancake a lot, because we were out in the bright sun and I couldn't really see the LCD well on my EOS-M, otherwise I would have just use the EOS-M for everything with it's pancake. But it's slow focus and hard to see LCD in bright sun (Florida, near water) made it hard to use for capturing fishing shots where everything is happening fast. So I used the 5D + 40 pancake instead and it was a winner there. I used the 1D2 + 200 for birds and the like while we waited between catches.

I usually use my EOS-M, but when it comes to action and really bright sun, it's not the right camera.

For more static travel and vacation or excursions, the EOS-M is my go-to and I prefer it for size and simplicity.

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Jun 19, 2015 13:37 |  #39

That's my biggest complaint regarding the EOS M, too -- trying to see that rear LCD screen outdoors. We were on Mackinac Island last weekend, and I really struggled trying to compose shots with it traveling around the island. For most of the weekend, I walked around with my 5D3 and either 16-35 f/4 IS or 70-200 f/4 IS. The EOS M was handy while bicycling around the island, though, and while hanging out in the local pubs. I bought a SpiderHolster Black Widow that attaches to a normal belt for carrying the M, and it worked very well for quick access while biking (no, I do not shoot while actually riding ;-)a ).


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Jun 19, 2015 15:09 |  #40

for me it is:

5d3
24-105
16-35 f4
Sometimes 70-300L if I think I would use it
and something faster like the 35 f2 IS


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Jun 19, 2015 17:56 |  #41

The choice of lens(es) depends on what the vacation is about. Last fall I went to Arizona (Painted Desert, Petrified Forest, Grand Canyon, Meteor Crater), and I brought my Sigma 17-70 f/2.8-4 OS HSM and Canon 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS USM. I actually never used the 70-300 since it was pretty much all landscapes.

Later this year we're going to Orlando FL (Disney World, Sea World, Universal Studios, etc.), and I just bought a used Canon 18-135 STM for that. I figure that trip will be less about sight-seeing and more about snapshots of the kids, so the 18-135 gives me the convenience of only one lens with a decent focal range. Plus with the STM I can take video with the 70D if I want to (instead of the phone).

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Jun 19, 2015 22:35 |  #42

mcoren wrote in post #17603753 (external link)
Later this year we're going to Orlando FL (Disney World, Sea World, Universal Studios, etc.), and I just bought a used Canon 18-135 STM for that. I figure that trip will be less about sight-seeing and more about snapshots of the kids, so the 18-135 gives me the convenience of only one lens with a decent focal range. Plus with the STM I can take video with the 70D if I want to (instead of the phone).

Mike

Mike, I love the 18-135 STM as an all-arounder and I think you will as well. There are some exhibits in the theme parks where flash is prohibited, but as the same time you may want to take pics--very specifically, the penguin exhibit in Sea World comes to mind. The penguins vary in distance from as close as 3' to as far away as 30', and it is pretty dim. I used my 6D with the S50A for some and the 200 2.8 for a lot more, with the ISO cranked up pretty good. Many of the penguins are 2' and under and they top out at about 3.5'.

I guess I singled this attraction out because I have never seen this many penguins in one place, let alone so close that I could almost touch one or two. A very unique photo op, at least for me.


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Jun 19, 2015 22:48 |  #43

Where I am going usually dictates what lenses I bring.

Napa Valley: 17-40L and a 40 2.8 pancake was a great combo. I brought the 135L but it pretty much stayed in the bag.
Rome: was borrowing a Nikon D40 with kit lenses, the 18-55 stayed on it. I would have killed for a fast prime in those dark cathedral. WA is a must.
Las Vegas: 17-40L and 135L were a great combo--one for landscape/architecture and the other for street photography on The Strip. Wish I woulda had a fast 50.
Tybee Island/Savannah: The S50A lived on my camera, especially in Forsyth Park.
WDW: 30 1.4 on crop, 40 2.8 on FF. 135L for nighttime parades. There are photo ops with characters if you want them, pick the appropriate lens for no flash.
Sea World: S50A for walk around, 200 2.8 for wale/dolphin shows.


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Jun 19, 2015 23:47 |  #44

Just got back from Alaska and I brought 6d 24-70ii and 70d 100-400 is I. It worked out great. I never used the 18-135 I brought. The 24-70 was for landscapes and portraits of kids. 100-400 for whale, killer whales, seals and bears.




  
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Jun 20, 2015 01:10 |  #45

For most vacations I take my 70D, 10-18 STM and 18-135 STM and sometimes my 35 IS or 50 STM.


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Canon RF 24-105 f4 IS L, RF 24-240, RF 35 1.8 macro, EF 70-200 f4 IS L, EF 16-35 F4 IS L, 50 1.8 stm, 270EX II, 320EX, 430EX II
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