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Just sitting in the airport as I type, and decided to take the 70-200L and the 100-400L + 1.4, I just know if I left the 100-400L behind I'd miss some nice bird shots. Last time I was in the UK it was amazing how many falcons etc were about even as we went up the M6.


Sep 12, 2017 at 02:50 AM
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Have a blast.


Sep 12, 2017 at 03:04 AM
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Johnwocher wrote:
Good Morning - Lots of good advice here.
My standard set - 17-40L f/4, 24-70L f/2.8 & 70-200 f/2.8. Covers 17-200 nicely. If you need 400 at f/5.6, a different story.
John


Wow, that's exactly my travel setup too! 24-70mm f2.8L, 70-200mm f2.8L IS, 17-40mm f4L.

I've considered a f2.8 FF UWA but never found a need for one, nor did I mind the CA on the 17-40mm on the edges because the ultrawide distortion meant I never put anything in the corners that was critical. The 17-40mm is pretty light and compact too.



Sep 12, 2017 at 03:10 AM
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tsangc wrote:
Wow, that's exactly my travel setup too! 24-70mm f2.8L, 70-200mm f2.8L IS, 17-40mm f4L.

I've considered a f2.8 FF UWA but never found a need for one, nor did I mind the CA on the 17-40mm on the edges because the ultrawide distortion meant I never put anything in the corners that was critical. The 17-40mm is pretty light and compact too.


I had the 17-40L for 10 years and loved it, but the 16-35 f/4L IS is a nice improvement in IQ especially corners and edges and the IS is a real nice bonus. I managed to get tack sharp shots on the 5DsR handheld at 1/8s where I couldn't use tripod. I don't see the need for f/2.8 for landscape, but if you are doing events and low light stuff it's nice to be a stop faster, but then again I'd go for a superfast f/1.4 prime.



Sep 12, 2017 at 03:19 AM
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Paul Mo wrote:
Have a blast.


Cheers, just checked the weather too and London is looking nice for most of the week, only 1 day with rain and the Lakes district which is raining this week is fining up for when we get there. Fingers crossed for Wales.




Sep 12, 2017 at 03:22 AM
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Pixel Perfect wrote:
Cheers, just checked the weather too and London is looking nice for most of the week, only 1 day with rain and the Lakes district which is raining this week is fining up for when we get there. Fingers crossed for Wales.



It will rain in wales. It always rains in wales....



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Pixel Perfect wrote:
Cheers, just checked the weather too and London is looking nice for most of the week, only 1 day with rain and the Lakes district which is raining this week is fining up for when we get there. Fingers crossed for Wales.



Since you will be taking the 1-400, you should check out red kites - they've rebounded since I left the UK and developed an interest in birding The lakes are there because it rains, so of course. In Wales, they say "If you can see the mountains it's going to rain. If you can't, it's already raining" I spent the first four years of my life in Llanasa and Prestatyn so enjoy N. Wales Hope it clears for you.



Sep 12, 2017 at 05:18 AM
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If you want to photograph kites there are two places that feed them daily and have stands to watch them - one is Gigrin farm in north/central Wales and one is further south near Aberystwyth (which some people are starting to prefer).


Sep 12, 2017 at 10:05 AM
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70-200L and the 100-400L + 1.4, I just know if I left the 100-400L

Oh dear, poor you...you must have a big bag. Hope it all goes well, despite the load. Agree about the rain. Embrace it. Things look better overcast anyway.



Sep 12, 2017 at 07:56 PM
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Pixel Perfect wrote:
I had the 17-40L for 10 years and loved it, but the 16-35 f/4L IS is a nice improvement in IQ especially corners and edges and the IS is a real nice bonus. I managed to get tack sharp shots on the 5DsR handheld at 1/8s where I couldn't use tripod. I don't see the need for f/2.8 for landscape, but if you are doing events and low light stuff it's nice to be a stop faster, but then again I'd go for a superfast f/1.4 prime.


I've thought about it and may consider it down the road if something happens to this 17-40mm. I've heard so many good things about it.

Glad you brought your 70-200mm on your trip!



Sep 13, 2017 at 03:35 PM
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Pixel Perfect wrote:
Just sitting in the airport as I type, and decided to take the 70-200L and the 100-400L + 1.4, I just know if I left the 100-400L behind I'd miss some nice bird shots. Last time I was in the UK it was amazing how many falcons etc were about even as we went up the M6.


I almost never bring the 100-400 when traveling but if you want bird pics gotta have a long telephoto
www.flickr.com/photos/mmirrorless



Sep 14, 2017 at 10:05 PM
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The 100-400 is 5.6, so I might lean towards the 70-200 for 2.8. Or just take the 70-300, and leave the other 2 behind.

I havenít used the 70-300L, but I use the 55-250 constantly, and like it for largish macro. Slightly different fl, but both 5.6.

Oh well, read after I posted, looks like you are already there. Enjoy!



Sep 15, 2017 at 03:55 AM
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