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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Route 66 trip lens help!


My wife and I will be doing the Route 66 trip from Chicago to Santa Monica shortly. I will be using the 7D exclusively. However, I am soliciting lens suggestions for the trip. From this list of lenses, which lenses would you take? 70-200 IS ver 2, 70-200 F4 IS, 70-300 IS, 100-400 IS, 24-105 IS, Tammy 17-50, 28-75. Primes, 28, 35, 50, 85, 100, 135.
Thanks in advance!



Apr 30, 2013 at 05:51 PM
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That is one mess of a lot of lenses!

I would have to say though it's hard to recommend lenses. I know what I would take, but I know the kind of shots I take, and where I would stop. What kind of photography do you do? Are you focused on landscapes? Do you like shooting wide, or do you like shooting long? Are you stopping at the Grand Canyon? Sedona? Death Valley? Where??

So if it was me, I would say bring the 17-50, the 24-105 and the 70-300mm. But that's me, obviously with all the primes you have, you like to shoot primes. So perhaps you should just bring them and leave all the zooms at home?

I think it's kind of hard to tell someone else what lenses they should bring, especially on such a wide open trip and not knowing where you are going to detour at to see. More information would be helpful.

Jim

PS... Don't forget your tripod and polarizers...



Apr 30, 2013 at 07:07 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Route 66 trip lens help!


First World Problems...

As Jim suggests, "How in the heck should we know?" (What sort of compositions and FOV you tend to like.)



May 01, 2013 at 03:27 AM
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JimFox wrote:
That is one mess of a lot of lenses!

I would have to say though it's hard to recommend lenses. I know what I would take, but I know the kind of shots I take, and where I would stop. What kind of photography do you do? Are you focused on landscapes? Do you like shooting wide, or do you like shooting long? Are you stopping at the Grand Canyon? Sedona? Death Valley? Where??



The answer is yes to all of the above. For example, all three of the above sites are on our itinerary. In addition, many diverse sites such as the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, or the Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo are also included.



May 01, 2013 at 12:32 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Route 66 trip lens help!


I'd be thinking bring wide, 17-50 for sure. For a trip like that I would also be tempted to get a 10-22.

If I were you and could only bring 3 I'd do:

17-50 which would be daytime walk around
35 as a night time walk around
70-200 2.8 II cause you've got it and it will give you reach but also be good for a portrait or 2.



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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Route 66 trip lens help!


I'd agree with the guy above me. Don't know much about Canon, but it seems you have a lot of long lenses but no ultra wide angle lens. So maybe buy a 10-22mm. Could be fun with a lot of the route 66 Americana.


May 01, 2013 at 03:58 PM
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godfreyz wrote:
My wife and I will be doing the Route 66 trip from Chicago to Santa Monica shortly. I will be using the 7D exclusively. However, I am soliciting lens suggestions for the trip. From this list of lenses, which lenses would you take? 70-200 IS ver 2, 70-200 F4 IS, 70-300 IS, 100-400 IS, 24-105 IS, Tammy 17-50, 28-75. Primes, 28, 35, 50, 85, 100, 135.
Thanks in advance!


For travel, I'm partial to minimizing gear and primarily relying on zooms. Speaking for myself, among those lenses I'd have the 24-105 and the f/4 70-200. I also like having the 100-400, and you could even take it instead of the 70-200, since the 24-105 plus 100-400 cover that range. I'd like an ultrawide zoom, too.

I'll bet you would get a whole lot of feedback on this question if you posted it in the Canon Mount SLR forum: http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/board/2

Take care,

Dan



May 01, 2013 at 04:02 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Route 66 trip lens help!


#1 on getting a UWA. I would consider 10-22 or if planning on catching a milky way shot the Tokina 11-16 might be a better choice. With that being said I would recommend getting a UWA lens, 2 other zooms to cover a decent focal range and maybe 1 prime. Heck it's really hard to tell since I have no idea what you plan on shooting as everyone is different.


May 01, 2013 at 04:05 PM
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tgrantster wrote:
I'd be thinking bring wide, 17-50 for sure. For a trip like that I would also be tempted to get a 10-22.

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Forgot to mention but I do have the 10-22...thanks for the reminder.



May 01, 2013 at 04:13 PM
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For travel, I'm partial to minimizing gear and primarily relying on zooms. Speaking for myself, among those lenses I'd have the 24-105 and the f/4 70-200. I also like having the 100-400, and you could even take it instead of the 70-200, since the 24-105 plus 100-400 cover that range. I'd like an ultrawide zoom, too.

I'll bet you would get a whole lot of feedback on this question if you posted it in the Canon Mount SLR forum: http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/board/2

Take care,

Dan


I just posted the topic on the Canon mount forum. Thanks.



May 01, 2013 at 04:26 PM





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