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Apr 03, 2018 05:45 |  #31

The 16-35 and 24-105 is adequate enough. There’s really no need to take anything else, unless you want to lug a comfort long lens like the 70-200.




  
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Apr 04, 2018 09:38 |  #32

Luxx wrote in post #18581455 (external link)
Most people seem to think 16-35 covers most of what I'll need on full frame (10-18 on aps-c though if I bring 2 bodies on this trip I think it would be 2 full frame since I'm not expecting to be shooting wildlife). I think I'll bring my 5div though considering the 6d as back up and maybe to let my kids use. As for weight. In theory I have a teenage son who can carry infinite weight even if my legs don't allow me to do that anymore.

More specific questions
1)if I want a walk around lens is the 16-35 going to be suffice to or my 24-70iiLis, my 24-105 stm is or do I purchase 24-70 4 or 24-105 4?
2)do I need a longer lens? Some have suggested bringing a 70-200. I assume I will be taking pictures of people n cool places (environmental portraits) and landscapes. Do I need a longer lens in Rome? In Pompeii?. If I do is my 100-400 sufficient? It's pretty heavy? Do I purchase 70-200 l4 is? 70-300ii is?
3)any particular pacsafe bags or straps anyone likes?
4)any particular filter really useful?
5)can you use a tripod anywhere? Is it worth bringing one?

Lux

If you feel the 16-35 f/4 L IS and the 24-105 is not long enough and don't want to lug around the heavier 70-200 f/2.8 L IS or 100-400 L IS Mark II! than investing in a smaller, lighter package of the 70-200 f/4 L IS or the 70-300 L IS may fit your needs.


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Apr 17, 2018 12:11 |  #33

It just come back from Italy and I took 6d. 24-105. 16-35 f4 is and 70-200 f4 is . If I was to do the same trip again I would take
7d2 with 10-18 stm and 18-135
I found the l lens heavy, next time I want to go lighter.
I’m not a pro ,I don’t sell my photos , I view them on my iPad Pro , I really don’t see the advantage of heavy professional glass for effectively holiday snaps

The most used glass was the 16-35 f4 is
If I had to take just one lens it would be 24-105.


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Apr 17, 2018 13:37 |  #34

Just my 2 cents.

My advice is the 6D, 24-105 any flavor and the 16-35

Body Reasons

Traveling you want to travel with less gear, when I went there I ended up not using most of it.
Body choice 6D or 6DII:
1) A great landscape camera, and you can do portraits well with it, you don't need all the functionalities of the 5D
2) Because it is a FF camera, and has better low iso performance than the 7D
3) Between the 6Ds do you need an articulating screen? if not, then 6D original. This also addresses your concern IF you get pick pocketed, stolen etc, (I pray this does not happen btw)

Lens choices
1) I doubt you will be printing large posters or anything so some quality can be sacrificed (meaning you won't be pixel watching these photos) at most you may print an 8x10?
2) 24-105 is the most versatile walk around lens
3) 16-35 because some areas are very tight so the 24 focal length wasn't enough, not to mention that the 16-35 covers your landscape requirements

Maybe the nifty fifty if you want to do some creative shots, and because it's super light.

Carrying it around:
I put all my camera inside a camera case and then put that inside a regular looking backpack.
1)That added 2 layers of protection in case they cut open my backpack
2) It didn't have any bag that spelled out Canon and any camera gear aka (steal me)
3) Obviously use good judgement of your surroundings, have the people that you're going with follow you instead of going in front so that they can look out for you.




  
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May 01, 2018 19:02 |  #35

You should mark what will be your main focus in photography field on your trip to Italy. That would help a lot.


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May 02, 2018 01:51 |  #36

For landscape, environmental portrait and museum.

I would bring

5D IV and 16-35mm f/4


pair up with the backup 7D II and 50mm, 100mm,

You would get equivalent:
~80mm and ~160mm

Think this would fit your three requirements and also backup the 5D IV in the event of failure.  :p


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May 16, 2018 08:35 |  #37

I have purchased a pacsafe satchel and shoulder strap.
My main purpose is taking pictures of my kids in cool places. Some artistic stuff for me is the next most important.
I'm leaning toward 6dii and 16-35 f4. I can fit that plus the 24-105 stm and a 270 flash in the satchel.

However I was wondering what people thought about replacing the 24-105 with a Sony rx100?

No chaging lenses and my kids/wife could also use the rx100. I might get to do a little more artistic stuff.




  
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May 16, 2018 10:47 |  #38

Luxx wrote in post #18626671 (external link)
However I was wondering what people thought about replacing the 24-105 with a Sony rx100?

No chaging lenses and my kids/wife could also use the rx100. I might get to do a little more artistic stuff.

I would not replace the 24-105 with the other camera. Take both if you feel the need.

Also consider a Canon "G" series or similar camera in lieu of the Sony. Even think about renting the Sony (see https://www.lensrental​s.com/rent/sony-cyber-shot-rx100-iv (external link)).




  
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May 16, 2018 21:08 |  #39

Luxx wrote in post #18626671 (external link)
I have purchased a pacsafe satchel and shoulder strap.
My main purpose is taking pictures of my kids in cool places. Some artistic stuff for me is the next most important.
I'm leaning toward 6dii and 16-35 f4. I can fit that plus the 24-105 stm and a 270 flash in the satchel.

However I was wondering what people thought about replacing the 24-105 with a Sony rx100?

No chaging lenses and my kids/wife could also use the rx100. I might get to do a little more artistic stuff.

Great choice with pacsafe.

May I ask how do you define "artistic stuff"?


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May 16, 2018 23:44 as a reply to  @ Ah-keong's post |  #40

When I get a chance I'll look for unusual angles or lighting etc. when traveling I'll look for a slightly different take on a place. I usually end up with 1 or 2 photos from any given trip that I'm really happy with. I'm talking landscapes or cityscapes. This is an enjoyable aspect of travel for me. I will not have as many opportunities to work a photo on this trip because of the breakneck pace of the cruise but I'll try.




  
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May 17, 2018 01:23 as a reply to  @ Luxx's post |  #41

there is no point duplicating the 24-35mm with the 24-105mm in this case.
you may want to bring a 70-200mm or rent a 70-200mm f/4 to save weight for landscapes.  :p


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May 30, 2018 16:12 |  #42

I can suggest a bag that is amazing!

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Enjoy the trip.


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