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Oct 12, 2012 19:46 as a reply to  @ post 15110568 |  #1682

Well, this has probably been asked already, but since there is 110+ pages to this thread, I may have missed them. My wife and I are taking my grandson to Orlando in April and I don't know whether to bring my SX40 or my new T4i. The T4 is coming with the 18-135 lens and I hope to have a 50mm 1.4 lens and perhaps the 70-300 lens by then. I bought the SX40 for the trip, thinking it will give me great shots but be small, light and relatively inconspicuous, but now that I've ordered a T4i, I'm thinking twice. What say you all?


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Oct 12, 2012 21:01 |  #1683

gibsonjunkie wrote in post #15115009 (external link)
Well, this has probably been asked already, but since there is 110+ pages to this thread, I may have missed them. My wife and I are taking my grandson to Orlando in April and I don't know whether to bring my SX40 or my new T4i. The T4 is coming with the 18-135 lens and I hope to have a 50mm 1.4 lens and perhaps the 70-300 lens by then. I bought the SX40 for the trip, thinking it will give me great shots but be small, light and relatively inconspicuous, but now that I've ordered a T4i, I'm thinking twice. What say you all?

We went in January to help baby sit our two grandchildren while our daughter and her husband ran in the marathon. I carried my XSi with my 18-135 and had fun with it. Some of it depends on how old your grandson is and if you will be carrying him a lot or not. I don't have a P&S except for my cell phone but I know that would be easier to deal with. You can find threads all over the net where sometimes Disney will not let you in with a long (read 300+) lens and others say they go there on a regular basis with long lens without a problem. Carry them both and the other will not be far away, especially if you stay in the park. Have fun - we love Disney.


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Oct 14, 2012 19:26 |  #1684

Some great shots and info in this thread - thank you!


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Oct 15, 2012 14:55 |  #1685

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Great shot Mikey ^^^ You've been knocking it out of the park lately.

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Oct 16, 2012 07:16 |  #1687

gibsonjunkie wrote in post #15115009 (external link)
Well, this has probably been asked already, but since there is 110+ pages to this thread, I may have missed them. My wife and I are taking my grandson to Orlando in April and I don't know whether to bring my SX40 or my new T4i. The T4 is coming with the 18-135 lens and I hope to have a 50mm 1.4 lens and perhaps the 70-300 lens by then. I bought the SX40 for the trip, thinking it will give me great shots but be small, light and relatively inconspicuous, but now that I've ordered a T4i, I'm thinking twice. What say you all?

There are many things to photograph in Disney, so it depends on how comfortable you are with the T4i? If you are new to ot and will be fumbling with the controls, leave it behind but is there any reason you can't bring both? Depending on what your plans are for the day or evening, take the camera that makes the most sense. I bring both my 50d and a point and shoot.


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Oct 16, 2012 12:15 as a reply to  @ post 15000576 |  #1689

Its looking like the family may be taking a quick family trip to Disney World. I am being setn for a 4 day event for work that will keep me occupied all day (7am-5pm). The wife and daughter plan to hit the parks while I am working :( I will then join them in the evening and they can show me the best each park has to offer. Anyways looking to rent a lens or two for the trip (I planned to rent to try out anyways so what better reason). I plan to get a UWA not sure which one yet either a Siggy or the Canon 10-22. But I thought I would also try out one of the 70-200's. Do you think I would be better off with the f2.8 over the f4 version, then should I splurge for the IS, there is a decent price difference between the 4 versions:

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The f4 is dirt cheap to rent, the f4 IS is well in my price range to rent as well as the f2.8, the f2.8 IS starts pushing what I want to spend.

Whats everyones thougths, we plan to spend a evening in each park with a full day in Epcot and half day at Animal Kingdom. The wife will just be using the PS during the day while I am working. She does not like using a big camera




  
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Oct 16, 2012 12:20 |  #1690

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Its looking like the family may be taking a quick family trip to Disney World. I am being setn for a 4 day event for work that will keep me occupied all day (7am-5pm). The wife and daughter plan to hit the parks while I am working :( I will then join them in the evening and they can show me the best each park has to offer. Anyways looking to rent a lens or two for the trip (I planned to rent to try out anyways so what better reason). I plan to get a UWA not sure which one yet either a Siggy or the Canon 10-22. But I thought I would also try out one of the 70-200's. Do you think I would be better off with the f2.8 over the f4 version, then should I splurge for the IS, there is a decent price difference between the 4 versions:

f4
f4 IS
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f2.8 IS II

The f4 is dirt cheap to rent, the f4 IS is well in my price range to rent as well as the f2.8, the f2.8 IS starts pushing what I want to spend.

Whats everyones thougths, we plan to spend a evening in each park with a full day in Epcot and half day at Animal Kingdom. The wife will just be using the PS during the day while I am working. She does not like using a big camera

Well, I would normally say just go all in and get the 2.8mII, but I'm afraid that once you shoot with it you'll be afflicted, and I wouldn't want to be responsible for the financial carnage that would ensue...........:lol:


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Oct 16, 2012 12:32 |  #1691

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Well, I would normally say just go all in and get the 2.8mII, but I'm afraid that once you shoot with it you'll be afflicted, and I wouldn't want to be responsible for the financial carnage that would ensue...........:lol:

lol I would not hold you responsible ... the wife might but I wont :lol: The problem is that guy is close to double what even the 2.8 non IS cost to rent for 7 days. Not sure how important the IS is on this one.




  
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Oct 16, 2012 13:10 |  #1692

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lol I would not hold you responsible ... the wife might but I wont :lol: The problem is that guy is close to double what even the 2.8 non IS cost to rent for 7 days. Not sure how important the IS is on this one.

Personally, I have a lot of shots with mine where I was below 1/100th at 200mm so for me it's useful. The lens is a bit heavy though. I will say that if you are going to be doing a full day at Animal Kingdom the 70-200 II plus a 2xIII (here I go spending your money) is a great combo for animal shots and some scenery shots there. To be fair I find I only ever use my 70-200 in Animal Kingdom anyway, or in the stunt shows at Hollywood Studios. If you're going to be doing Hollywood Studios in the evening however you'll miss LMA which is the big reason for more reach there. I've taken it to Epcot and to Magic Kingdom, but didn't find too much use for it.


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gibsonjunkie wrote in post #15115009 (external link)
Well, this has probably been asked already, but since there is 110+ pages to this thread, I may have missed them. My wife and I are taking my grandson to Orlando in April and I don't know whether to bring my SX40 or my new T4i. The T4 is coming with the 18-135 lens and I hope to have a 50mm 1.4 lens and perhaps the 70-300 lens by then. I bought the SX40 for the trip, thinking it will give me great shots but be small, light and relatively inconspicuous, but now that I've ordered a T4i, I'm thinking twice. What say you all?


Something to consider is that 2 of the parks have water rides. The Magic Kingdom has Splash Mountain and Animal Kingdom has Kali River Rapids with Animal Kingdom having the greatest potential of getting wet.

The crowds that could be in the park will minimize the opportunities for using longer lens. Again Animal Kingdom has some of the better opportunities. Generally your 18-135 lens should give you the most versatility. The point and shoot is great for the restaurants. For the parades, the crowds form early with the best spots for pictures being taken first.

I live in Orlando and go often to the parks and have never had an issue with any lenses. I've occasionally take my 100-400 lens to the Animal Kingdom with out issue. Generally I use my 28-105 lens and have been happy with the results.


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Oct 16, 2012 13:17 |  #1694

Scatterbrained wrote in post #15130114 (external link)
Personally, I have a lot of shots with mine where I was below 1/100th at 200mm so for me it's useful. The lens is a bit heavy though. I will say that if you are going to be doing a full day at Animal Kingdom the 70-200 II plus a 2xIII (here I go spending your money) is a great combo for animal shots and some scenery shots there. To be fair I find I only ever use my 70-200 in Animal Kingdom anyway, or in the stunt shows at Hollywood Studios. If you're going to be doing Hollywood Studios in the evening however you'll miss LMA which is the big reason for more reach there. I've taken it to Epcot and to Magic Kingdom, but didn't find too much use for it.

Thats exactly the kind of info I was looking for. We will be spending the better part of a full day in Animal Kingdom and a full day in Epcot, we just did Disneyland last year so the girls will spend a day in Magic Kingdom but I will only do an evening there, same with Hollywood Studios.

I can see the reach coming in handy at Animal Kingdom but I also have my 55-250, so if thats the only place I will use the extra reach it may not be worth it ??? man this is hard lol.




  
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Oct 16, 2012 13:34 |  #1695

tom068098 wrote in post #15130142 (external link)
Something to consider is that 2 of the parks have water rides. The Magic Kingdom has Splash Mountain and Animal Kingdom has Kali River Rapids with Animal Kingdom having the greatest potential of getting wet.

The crowds that could be in the park will minimize the opportunities for using longer lens. Again Animal Kingdom has some of the better opportunities. Generally your 18-135 lens should give you the most versatility. The point and shoot is great for the restaurants. For the parades, the crowds form early with the best spots for pictures being taken first.

I live in Orlando and go often to the parks and have never had an issue with any lenses. I've occasionally take my 100-400 lens to the Animal Kingdom with out issue. Generally I use my 28-105 lens and have been happy with the results.

Thank you for the insight, I plan to do Splash Mt. as a child when I went to DL it was down for repair, last year when I took my daughter (same month that I went as a child) it was down for repair lol. The Kali River Rapids ride is not a big deal, they had one like it in California Adventures. Starting to see that the reach may not be as big a deal as I thought other then in Animal Kingdom.

The wife is great at the kiddo shots with the PS during the day, I am lucky if I get her to hold the DSLR for me lol but she loves the pics when we get home.




  
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