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Lenses / One lens for vacation
« on: April 17, 2013, 03:30:57 PM »
I am going on holiday with the family and ideally would like to take just one lens.  I am interested in what others would regard as a popular lens for a beach/pool holiday with young kids??

I have a 5D III and currently own a 50L and 70-200 f2.8 II.  I will have enough on my hands with one lens and am therefore considering taking the 50L as love using a wide aperture for capturing my kids.  I will not have a chance to take many scenery shots, so will be doing mostly candid/portraits.

I could justify purchasing a new lens before I go and have been considering the 135 f2 for a while now, but my friend recently captured some great shots with his 16-35 II. 

If I am purchasing a new lens I need to get it right as don't want it gathering dust when I get back.  I mainly use the 50L and nearly always try to have it at 1.2.  I have previously considered the 85L but with fast kids I need a quick focus lens, and feel the 135 f2 would suit better.

I live on a small Island and have no access to wide lenses, so don't want to jump into an expensive prime.

Would appreciate any advice as my only concern with the 50L is that I would have to be close to the water to capture the kids.  I am not looking to get any group shots.



Third Party Manufacturers / Monopod/head option
« on: November 18, 2012, 05:12:32 AM »
I am interested in a Gitzo GM5561 monopod for a 300 2.8 IS but wondered if anyone had any feedback on Really Right Stuff's MC-34 monopod.

Also was looking at the RRS heads and which preference of clamp people are going for between the quick release lever and  the screw knob clamp.



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