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Based on what the OP has listed as options, I would go with the 35L and 135L.
I would go with the 135 over the 70-200 simply for weight and convenience, and the 35 simply because it falls between the 24 and the 50. Would want the option of something wider than 50 but would not want to be "stuck" with 24 either so in my mind 35 would be a good compromise.



Aug 19, 2012 at 06:24 PM
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I agree with the 24 and the 70-200. I went to Maui in July. I wish I had not recently sold my 24-105, so I used the 16-35 for landscape, but the majority of the time I used the 70-200. Heavy but it is my favorite lens. For me, I want to get a 24-70 and that will pair with the 70-200.

I believe on this link, the majority were with the 70-200 AND the 70-200 was what I used on the helicopter ride.

http://mrhoni-photography.smugmug.com/Galleries/Everything-Else/Maui/24577315_KCNVHb



Aug 19, 2012 at 10:06 PM
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EB-1 wrote:
Not the best choices. I'd take a 24-105 and 70-200/4 IS.

EBH


Great coverage, lightweight, and sharp. I'd probably sell whatever was needed to make this happen. Oh, and I'd off the 1D3 for a 5D2.



Aug 19, 2012 at 10:38 PM
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p.2 #4 · p.2 #4 · Packing for Hawaii...pick two


Leave the 70-200 at home unless you have a very specific use for it. As much as I love the 70-200 it's not been a FL I've used much in Hawaii. Now if you had the f4IS it's light enough that it makes a great travel landscape lens but the 2.8 is heavy. If your going to tote that weight then take a 100-400 if your interested in birds, surfing etc.
Honestly I'd have a very hard time picking two out of the OP's line up. I'd probably grab the 50 on that list and call it a day.
A 24-70 or 24-105 would be an easy choice if it was on the list.
Either way enjoy Hawaii it's a great place to be.

Dave



Aug 20, 2012 at 12:47 AM
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p.2 #5 · p.2 #5 · Packing for Hawaii...pick two


Thanks for all the feedback everyone. I'm really thinking of leaving the 70-200 in favor of the 135. Also looking to take the 35 instead of the 24. Since I will be taking more pictures of people, the 35 might make more sense than the 24. Very good input, but it's a mixed bag as well. I guess this is when I kick myself for going pretty much only primes. I have a day to finalize.


Aug 20, 2012 at 01:54 AM
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I disagree with both of your choices (24mm & 70-200)

I live in Hawaii (east O'ahu).

Go for something wider than 24 (17 - 40 or 16 - 35). If you don't have this wide, I guess the 24 will suffice.

Add the 135L.

What you want is what every P&S cannot - ultra wide and ultra narrow DOF.

What do you plan on shooting with the 70 - 200? Indispensable for weddings, but vacation - definitely not.

16-17mm on FF sensor is just sweet for that wide vista out here. I would feel restricted with 24mm. Capture fine detail and low light stuff with the 135L

greg



Aug 20, 2012 at 05:59 AM
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gheller wrote:
I disagree with both of your choices (24mm & 70-200)

I live in Hawaii (east O'ahu).

Go for something wider than 24 (17 - 40 or 16 - 35). If you don't have this wide, I guess the 24 will suffice.

Add the 135L.

What you want is what every P&S cannot - ultra wide and ultra narrow DOF.

What do you plan on shooting with the 70 - 200? Indispensable for weddings, but vacation - definitely not.

16-17mm on FF sensor is just sweet for that wide vista out here. I would feel restricted with 24mm. Capture fine detail and low light stuff with the
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From all the feedback, I think I'm going to leave the 70-200 and take the 135L instead. I won't be going out on a heli tour or shooting birds or surfers so I probably won't need it. 24 is my widest so that will have to do.



Aug 20, 2012 at 01:36 PM
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I would go with the 24L II and 135L. Like another member stated, the 17-40 or 16-35 would be more ideal.

-Nick



Aug 20, 2012 at 01:47 PM
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chez wrote:
I think your choice is bang on. 24 for landscapes and 70-200 for everything else.


seconded (possibly third or fourthed) That's what i'd pack



Aug 20, 2012 at 01:56 PM
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chez wrote:
I always take my gear and sneak out early while everyone is still sleeping. We also go down to beaches to watch the sunset where I grab some great shots. I have wonderful photo books made of our family vacations and the entire family loves them. I could not get the same quality photos with a P&S, that's for sure.

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1053682/0#10012589
Harry


Harry nice shots, I wish I had the opportunity and skill to come away with shots like that.
I try to take as much gear as possible when on vacation, but sometimes that just means a P&S. My last trip to Hawaii (mostly on Maui) was to visit my wife's family, so I didn't get to do much of a photo outing. Here are just a couple at 17mm wide. I like ultra-wide for a lot of the wide vistas, but I used it less on waterfalls, where 35mm seemed to be about right for a lot of shots.





  Canon EOS 5D Mark II    EF17-40mm f/4L USM lens    17mm    f/11.0    1/60s    400 ISO    -0.3 EV  






  Canon EOS 5D Mark II    EF17-40mm f/4L USM lens    17mm    f/18.0    25s    50 ISO    +2.0 EV  




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it depends on what you are planning on shooting and your gear.

landscape with your gear
24L + 135L
although there have been spots (especially waterfalls) where I wish I had something wider when I brought a 24L in Hawaii and I found it too wide for street shooting

all-around travel with your gear
35L or 50 1.4 + 135L

but IMO nothing beats the versatility of zoom when travelling.
I would recommend getting/renting either
16-35
17-40
24-105

my first time in Hawaii I only had a Rebel XT + 24mm 2.8 and EF-S 17-85
sorry for the poor quality but was still a beginner back then and didn't know much about post processing

IMG_8303.jpg by earl.dieta, on Flickr

IMG_7820.jpg by earl.dieta, on Flickr

IMG_9133.jpg by earl.dieta, on Flickr

IMG_9325.jpg by earl.dieta, on Flickr



Aug 20, 2012 at 03:15 PM
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Why only 2? Id take 24, 35, 50, and 70-200. I dont see the point of owning gear and not taking it to Hawaii.


Aug 20, 2012 at 03:34 PM
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AmbientMike wrote:
Why only 2? Id take 24, 35, 50, and 70-200. I dont see the point of owning gear and not taking it to Hawaii.


Only because of weight and convenience. Traveling with a 2 year old so we'll have a bag of his stuff and of course I'll be carrying him once in a while. All that gear in one bag will feel like near 20 lbs.



Aug 20, 2012 at 03:38 PM
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That doesn't sound like the gear I would want to take along on a family trip. Get yourself a 24-105mm, and you'll be covered.


Aug 20, 2012 at 03:44 PM
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Knowing what it's like to travel with kids, I'd definitely take the 24L II and the 50 1.4. The 24 is as wide as you've got (and, I think, will be just fine) and I much prefer 50mm for people shots than 35. It's a nice, light kit and you'll win points with the family for not bringing a lot of gear and slowing things down. There's no way in hell I'd bring the 70-200. And don't worry about us telling you to get other lenses: with a Mark 3 and a couple of lenses, you're better off photographically then 99% of people that visit Hawaii!


Aug 20, 2012 at 03:53 PM
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fhammond wrote:
Knowing what it's like to travel with kids, I'd definitely take the 24L II and the 50 1.4. The 24 is as wide as you've got (and, I think, will be just fine) and I much prefer 50mm for people shots than 35. It's a nice, light kit and you'll win points with the family for not bringing a lot of gear and slowing things down. There's no way in hell I'd bring the 70-200. And don't worry about us telling you to get other lenses: with a Mark 3 and a couple of lenses, you're better off photographically then
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Thanks! Yea, I think I will be good with any 2 lenses I bring. Just make the most of it. I'm definitely leaving the 70-200 now, I've decided. I brought it to Florida back in May and it was definitely good/fun to have, but was a pain to lug around. Going to Hawaii is expensive enough, I can't just 'go get a zoom'. I could rent I guess, but my buddy is bringing his 24-70 if I want to steal it for a bit. Plus, I'm leaving in 17 hours so no time.



Aug 20, 2012 at 04:07 PM
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nice rainbow!!


Aug 20, 2012 at 04:48 PM
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I go to Maui almost every year, and stay in Wailea. I'd get a 24-105L for your MKIII and just take ONE lens...or take the 24L for low light stuff if you want.

Last year I took my 7D to Maui with a 15-85, Sigma 8-16mm, and 28-300L. The 15-85 almost never left my camera. Made it easy to carry around, my wife threw it in her purse half the time when we'd go out.

Also, consider a lightweight tripod and CPL if you plan to shoot waterfalls...

If you want to stick within the lenses you have- I honestly think you could probably get by with the 35L on your MKIII....maybe take the 70-200 just in case, but my guess is you hardly use it or bother with it.



Aug 20, 2012 at 05:25 PM
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langdoy wrote:
Thanks! Yea, I think I will be good with any 2 lenses I bring. Just make the most of it. I'm definitely leaving the 70-200 now, I've decided. I brought it to Florida back in May and it was definitely good/fun to have, but was a pain to lug around. Going to Hawaii is expensive enough, I can't just 'go get a zoom'. I could rent I guess, but my buddy is bringing his 24-70 if I want to steal it for a bit. Plus, I'm leaving in 17 hours so no time.



Have a great trip. When you get back consider getting the 70-200 f4 or f4 is. They are both great light weight lenses and perfect for travel.



Aug 20, 2012 at 05:51 PM
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langdoy wrote:
Only because of weight and convenience. Traveling with a 2 year old so we'll have a bag of his stuff and of course I'll be carrying him once in a while. All that gear in one bag will feel like near 20 lbs.


Weight is normally one of my factors when I travel too, even though I don't have kids just yet. However, on the other hand, I normally consider taking enough gear when I travel because I might not be there or have another chance to take pictures. So, I don't want to be like, "Dang, I should have brought that lens." So, this is an enough reason to convince my wife I need all these L lenses even though I haven't gained any income with photography in quite sometime.

Why not 3 then? 24L II, 50L and 135L and you'll cover at least half of the poll results here. And the overall weight shouldn't be that much heavier.



Aug 20, 2012 at 06:46 PM
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