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Oct 07, 2010 11:42 |  #1

Hi Folks. I am going up to New England area for the fall foliage this weekend. There will be a fairly amount of walking/hiking. I want to bring my 5DII and two lenses only, maybe three if I have to. Ideally, I just want to bring the 70-200 f2.8 L IS II and the 16-35 f2.8 L II. Should I bring the 24-105 too?

Would appreciate any suggestions and advices.

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Oct 07, 2010 11:44 |  #2

the 16-35 would definitely be the most important IMO. Those two would definitely be the ones to pick. Maybe a wide prime? fisheye or seomthing like that..but dont think it's really needed.


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Oct 07, 2010 13:02 |  #3

Depends on the pics you are going to take. Its really up to your mind's eye to see what kind of shot you are going to take. I would take what I can comfortably carry and see how creative I can get.




  
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Oct 07, 2010 13:14 |  #4

If I were you, I'd bring the 16-35 and the 24-105... unless you're going to be somewhere that affords you long views of mountains and scenery.

I just shot a couple hundred pictures around the Telluride area last weekend, and I used my 18-125 for 95% of the shots. I think they came out pretty well (see my thread in the 'Sharing' section).


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Oct 07, 2010 14:08 |  #5

no.




  
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Oct 07, 2010 18:09 as a reply to  @ nightcat's post |  #6

Whatever you bring, make sure you have a polarizer for it. Makes all the difference with fall colors.


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Oct 07, 2010 19:41 |  #7

Bring them all, if you've got the room.


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Oct 07, 2010 20:30 as a reply to  @ tjbrock42's post |  #8

I agree, bring them all, the one you leave behind will be the one you wish you had, it's happened to me before!
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Oct 07, 2010 20:37 |  #9

Definitely bring a macro!




  
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Oct 07, 2010 20:55 |  #10

I'm up in Door County right now with my 17-40 and 24-105 (with a polarizer) and up to now have only used the 24-105. I also have my 100-400 but halve not used it either, yet.


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Oct 07, 2010 21:01 as a reply to  @ KCMO Al's post |  #11

don't see the pt of bringing a 70-200 unless you're chasing squirrels or some animals. bringing 3 non-light lens 16-35 and 24-105 and 70-200 for hiking i think it's not too much fun.



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Oct 07, 2010 21:02 |  #12

HyperYagami wrote in post #11055372 (external link)
don't see the pt of bringing a 70-200 unless you're chasing squirrels or some animals.

Single leaves and other plants are excellent subjects for a 70-200


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Oct 07, 2010 21:07 |  #13

KenjiS wrote in post #11055379 (external link)
Single leaves and other plants are excellent subjects for a 70-200

good pt...i forgot OP has a 5d2, 200mm isn't really that far.



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Oct 07, 2010 21:10 |  #14

HyperYagami wrote in post #11055401 (external link)
good pt...i forgot OP has a 5d2, 200mm isn't really that far.

Even on 1.6x it works well ;)


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Oct 07, 2010 21:56 |  #15

Go with the 70-200 too. You can get shots with the glowing leaves isolated with the creamy background. The wide angle wont get you that.


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