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Canon in Venezia
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24-70 f/2.8
16-35 f/2.8
24-70 f/4
16-35 f/4
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Canon in Venezia


For those that have been to Venice (Italy), what was your most used lens there (see the poll list) ? Alternatively, what lens from the above poll list you really wished you had in your bag when you were visiting Venice ?
Please disregard any portrait photography considerations , be that taking pictures of your family or of "Carnevale" masks and dresses, because obviously people are people everywhere, be that in Venice or in Yellowknife.

If you have any additional Canon gear related comments, or some lenses other than those listed in the poll, please do share.
Lastly, please let us stay away from general travel topics about Venetian places to see, restaurants to eat in, etc.......there are many other forums on the net for such touristy discussions.



Sep 25, 2017 at 01:08 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Canon in Venezia


I went in 2007 and shot with a 17-85mm on a 20D. I also had a 24-70mm. It was a pain to shuffle between both and with such overlap. The next year I bought a 5D

In retrospect, if I had a FF body then I would have used the 24-70mm and of your list, I'd most likely want a 16-17mm UWA and a 135mm or 70-200mm. The UWA to capture some of the narrow and curvy footpaths between buildings and the tele to compress boats on the major canal arteries.

I'd also mention I really enjoyed shooting at night there-- it's well lit, but I'd still err on the side of f2.8 lenses or faster. Someone would probably say 50L or 85L but if you're not shooting people then I'd be fine with f2.8.

Here's a pigeon from Venice for you:




Sep 25, 2017 at 01:22 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Canon in Venezia


EF 70-200/4L IS and XF 18-55 OIS.



jcolwell 2017

  Canon EOS REBEL SL1    EF70-200mm f/4L IS USM lens    200mm    f/8.0    1/800s    400 ISO    0.0 EV  





jcolwell 2017

  Canon EOS REBEL SL1    EF70-200mm f/4L IS USM lens    200mm    f/8.0    1/200s    400 ISO    0.0 EV  





jcolwell 2017

  X-E2    XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS lens    18mm    f/2.8    1/18s    1600 ISO    -2.0 EV  




Sep 25, 2017 at 01:30 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Canon in Venezia


Thanx lads. My current thinking is having 35L as a bread-and-butter lens on an FF body.
Also, 200 f/2.8 on another light body in the bag (just in case).



Sep 25, 2017 at 02:59 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Canon in Venezia


The 100-400II is very versatile if you like to isolate details and add comprehension. Better yet, an E-M1 II with a 40-150f2.8 if you want to walk around all day, with a 12-40f2.8 in the pocket. Quick reaction to serendipity moments favours being nimble and light.


Sep 25, 2017 at 03:27 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Canon in Venezia


Good topic! We are going next year.


Sep 25, 2017 at 03:40 PM
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I recently went to Venice and several other area in Italy with a Sony prime travel kit consisting of a 12mm fisheye, 21mm, 35mm and 85mm prime lens. The fisheye wasn't used much (discovered it wasn't my thing) but got a lot of use from the other lenses. I wish I had a longer lens at times but very rarely given how compact many of these cities are. Biggest painpoint is switching from wide to telephoto perspectives.

If I had access to a Canon DSLR, I'd bring a Sigma or Canon 24-105mm f4 to minimize the need to change lenses between wide and long perspectives. After that, I'd bring something wide such as a 14mm or a 16-35mm f2.8 for interiors and architecture shots. There's some opportunity for long lens photography at the top of St Mark's Campanile so a 70-200 or 70-300 could be useful. Would rate midrange zoom, wide angle and telephoto lenses in that order for usefulness.



Sep 25, 2017 at 03:53 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Canon in Venezia


My mostly used lens was a 35mm prime. Not in your list.


Sep 25, 2017 at 03:58 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Canon in Venezia


...last couple of times we were there, we each took a decent P&S. Partly for the convenience, mainly in case one got "lost", we still had the other. If I drove down there tomorrow, I'd probably do the same, just with the best of the latest P&Ses.

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Sep 25, 2017 at 04:10 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Canon in Venezia


Haven't been to Italy, but I've been to similar and can tell you my most used lens would be 24-105 f4 IS L - not on your list. I'd probably also take 16-35 f4 IS or Voightlander 20 and either 70-200 f4 IS or 100-400 depending on how much walking I had to do and what kind of critters I expected to see. My camera would be a 5D4.

Your list is probably what you have so I'd suggest an image stabilized 24-something. With the ISO capability of modern cameras, f4 is plenty unless you're trying for really shallow DOF. My 24-105 on a 5D# has taken wonderful images in museums, churches, stone huts, bright sun, and perfect sunset light of people, art, relics, wildlife, butterfly close-ups, landscapes, sunsets, rain forests, well, you get the idea. If your 24-something is limited, like 70, I'd suggest one of the 70-200s or your drain pipe.

My skill with really wide is limited so I'll let others extol the virtues of 14 mm on FF. I figure you've got the telephoto end down pat. I'm used to the weight of a 5D kit and for once in a lifetime destinations won't go with less. If you want to take your 1D then you should probably also take f2.8 zooms and bear your photographic burden. Agree with John, also take a decent P&S.



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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Canon in Venezia


My normal camera is a 1Dx II and I have a good collection of L lenses but for the Venetian trip I took only a M5 with the 11-22, 22 2.0 and 50 1.2 L + adapter











































From your selection I would take the 16-35 F4, 50 1.2 and 135 2.0. I think the 200 2.0 would be cool there for carnival but is very visible so not sure...



Sep 25, 2017 at 04:50 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Canon in Venezia


Those are fantastic images. The long exposures are great and something I wouldn't have thought of to bring (eg a tripod) to smooth out the water.


Sep 25, 2017 at 05:06 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Canon in Venezia


Fred Miranda wrote:
My mostly used lens was a 35mm prime. Not in your list.


Ironically, 35L is also my go-to-lens for narrow & broad cityscapes, but I forgot to include it in my list.



Sep 25, 2017 at 05:10 PM
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gt3rs wrote:
From your selection I would take the 16-35 F4, 50 1.2 and 135 2.0. I think the 200 2.0 would be cool there for carnival but is very visible so not sure...


The 200 f/2.8 can probably do 70-80% of what 200 f/2 does. The usual dilemma is if those 20-30% extra are worthy of schlepping a lens of the 200 f/2 heft.



Sep 25, 2017 at 05:14 PM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Canon in Venezia


Venice 2007 - taken exclusively with 50mm lens on 20D. Don't try to find any overly artistic intention in my gear choice. I simply didn't have any other lens that was sharp edge to edge at that time.

https://milanhutera.com/2017/04/17/venice-2007/

Venice 2015 - shot on 1DIV and mostly 16-35L II, 24-70L and a handful of 70-200L photos. If I had to make the choices again, I would definitely use the 70-200L more often for stitched panos and stuff...

https://milanhutera.com/2015/06/23/venice-2015/

Each gallery contains 25-30 photos, so obviously I'm not going to post a lot of them here.



Sep 25, 2017 at 05:16 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · Canon in Venezia


I think a wider and long combo like the 35/200 you're suggesting makes the most sense. Maybe a bit wider than 35mm like a 24mm if possible or a trio like a wide, a 50mm and the 200mm.

There's also a benefit to less obtrusive lenses in urban environments. A 200mm f2.8 is a lot less noticeable than a 70-200mm or a 200mm f2.



Sep 25, 2017 at 05:58 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Canon in Venezia


tsangc wrote:
I think a wider and long combo like the 35/200 you're suggesting makes the most sense. Maybe a bit wider than 35mm like a 24mm if possible or a trio like a wide, a 50mm and the 200mm.

There's also a benefit to less obtrusive lenses in urban environments. A 200mm f2.8 is a lot less noticeable than a 70-200mm or a 200mm f2.


True enough. However, there are little "tricks" one can deploy in order to minimise the "footprint" lenses such as 200 f/2 or f/1.8, 300 f/2.8 or 400 DO make on the minds of unwitting street subjects: one is to shoot them hoodless, the other is to fire quickly similar to how abrupt BIF shots are done, without indulging into over-acted photographer's mannerisms.

I have no concerns about that part, my hesitation related to taking any of those lenses is due to their weight. However, I love shooting with fast 200 and 300 lenses.



Sep 25, 2017 at 06:18 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Canon in Venezia


Everything is pretty tight and close-up in Venezia, and 16-35mm has a lot of votes. But I recommend the 16-35mm/f2.8 for those dark building interior shots. 70-200mm, IMO is too long. A 24-70mm would be fine if you want to do stitched photos, and shots across the lagoon would fit that category nicely. Definitely bring 2 cameras so you don't lose shot time changing lenses on one camera.


Sep 25, 2017 at 08:34 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Canon in Venezia


35L or 40 pancake. Add a 70-200/4IS and you're done.

Oh sorry, I had to choose from your list?



Sep 25, 2017 at 08:45 PM
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dalite wrote:
Everything is pretty tight and close-up in Venezia, and 16-35mm has a lot of votes. But I recommend the 16-35mm/f2.8 for those dark building interior shots. 70-200mm, IMO is too long. A 24-70mm would be fine if you want to do stitched photos, and shots across the lagoon would fit that category nicely. Definitely bring 2 cameras so you don't lose shot time changing lenses on one camera.


For dark interiors of buildings, where nothing moves, an IS is much more valuable than f2.8. And 24-70 is definitely not long enough for stitched photos. A second camera on the shoulder is nothing but a magnet for thieves. Rule number one - forget about wanting to capture "everything".




Sep 25, 2017 at 08:58 PM
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