Thanks again for the advice all. Don't think I can get away with bringing a load of lenses back through customs though
tonylong wrote in post #5267497
Sounds like you have a great trip lined up!
Your 10-22 is definitely a good lens to have in the city -- you can really get the "big picture" with that lens! With the 24-105 as a "walk-around" lens you will definitely be set for all-around photography. But, for creativity, I'd agree with having a fast, shallow depth-of-field prime as well. It might be worth taking your 10-22 and 24-105 out and experimenting a bit and see what focal length(s) would most benefit you if you had a prime along, visualizing what the wider apertures would give you. Then you'll be prepared to make an informed decision.
Each of us has preferences when it comes to primes, so you'll need to get a feel of what works best for you. And, have fun!
Thanks for the advice! I agree about the 10-22, it's a great lens. Taken it out on lots of trips to London and the like, and for the general picture it's a fantastic lens. Hardly came off the camera on a visit to the London Science Museum. And of course, the 24-105 has been great for pretty much everything else I take.
Based on what you said and my general feeling anyway, I'm getting a Sigma 30mm f/1.4. I really love that focal length and I think it'll be great for the kind of photos I like to shoot. I'm really looking forward to playing around with the really shallow depth of field as well. I think I'd probably prefer the 35L but I can't justify the cost right now and the Sigma has some great reviews.
I go to NYC often and find my 17 - 70 to be most useful. Your 24 - 105 will do the job. Be sure to bring a monopod/tripod for night shots. Have fun. If you like beer - try the Heartland Brewery. They have several restaurants in the city and brew up some good microbrews. Oatmeal Stout is my favorite. Beer & a burger - YUM!!
I do like a good beer, so I will be sure to take you up on that advice Definitely taking my monopod for some night shots.