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| p.1 #1 · 5DI and 17-40 for landcapes or 550D and tokina 11-16/ Canon 10-22? |
Hey there everyone, This is my first post on a photography forum and after days of indecision this site was recommended by a proffesional photographer that I follow.
I am currently an English teacher in South Korea and bought my first DSLR (t2i) in January this year, I have improved a lot since and now I want to improve my photography and techniques even more.
I am traveling South East Asia soon and I am looking to cut down on my gear, for practical and financial reasons. I currently own a Canon 5D classic and a rebel T2i. I have a Canon 50mm 1.8, Canon 17-40 f.4.0 L, Canon 70-200 f.4.O L, and a Rokinon 85mm 1.4
I want to focus on one style of photography rather than mess around with to many different things. I have too many lenses now and I'm looking to specialize in landscape photography, especially in my travels. I will keep my nifty fifty though for other reasons. So here is what I want to do, I'm thinking of selling my 5D, 70-200 F4 L, and my Rokinon 1.4. I am thinking of keeping my 550D and exhanging the 17-40 L with the Tokina 11-16 (for crop sensor) with a constant f 2.8. Or do you think it's better to get the 10-22mm Canon EFS? I also want the f 2.8 of the Tokina because I want to do some Astro photography in my travels and when I'm back home in South Africa; the 2 extra stops of light will matter. On the other hand the 5D has better ISO performance in these kind of low light conditions. If I keep the T2i it means I will have a lightweight DSLR (gonna get a battery grip though) with a nice crisp wide angle lens (Tokina) and some of the money that I get from my camera (5D Mark I) and lenses I will spend on a decent 10stop ND filter and a ND grad kit, I already own a CPL filter.
I'm not going to do any major prints, so I think the T2i will be sufficient and I have the added benifit of having video and big LCD screen that can help a lot with focusing. I dont want my lenses to gather dust anymore, I just want to keep the things I need. I have looked at most of my pics and I tend to favor the wide angle the most. When I'm in the Philipines and the rest of South East Asia, I'm really gonna go for it, and with the right basic landscape kit I can hopefully get some good shots. Is the FF really going to matter here? I want to specialize in landscapes and focus on shooting in good light.
To wrap this up, I'm having great difficulty to make a decision. Do I keep the 5D with the 17-40 or do I keep my T2i and get a Tokina 11-16 or a 10-22 EFS? I want to primarily focus on landscapes/dynamic landscapes/seascapes. I trust you can give me some sound advice! I don't want to make a mistake and sell the wrong camera and lenses.