« on: October 19, 2014, 05:15:36 PM »
He can't throw away anything he can't find or that he does not know exists. I believe in not keeping all my eggs in one basket, or lens in one place.
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I was thinking about bringing the 24-105 and the 50, but I wanted to get someone else's opinion since I have never traveled out of the US before.The 24-105 + 50 combo would work very well and would cover most things you're likely to come across.
If you're getting a hire car and aren't too concerned about taking more gear, I'd also consider the 70-300, too. When I've visited the UK, most of my photos are taken at the wider end. But, I've always taken a 70-200 and am generally glad I did.I am about to head off to the UK and France very soon, I take a lot of photos of churches, buildings, landscapes in fact the only thing I can think of that I rarely do is take portrait photos.Given your subjects, you'd probably prefer the wider 15-85mm. Re 50 vs 40, I'm conflicted. The wider aperture of the 50mm in theory makes it better suited for interior shots. But I do like my 40mm much more. Personally, I'd go with the 40mm.
IWith a rig like that, Mr. Neuroanatomist, I would suspect that there is probably an identical notch in your left clavicle ...
Could be, but the 12 lb weight isn't a problem. Being right-handed, the norm would be for my left arm/shoulder to be weaker. But I've spent nearly six years carrying a heavy weight with my left arm (leaving my right hand free)...in fact, there's an 18 lb weight there as I type this - sleeping 8-month old, who's now taken the place of my two older daughters as the one who gets carried - at least, most of the time.
Probably the next rant will be about full-frame high MP cell phones with lens adapters replacing anything in their path.
What if in the future, smartphones' LCD screen somehow can double as the imaging sensor? You could have a 7 inch diagonal sensor that is 50 trillion gigapixels...that can shoot at 20,000 fps, since there would only be an electronic shutter. Of course it might require a pretty fast processor and memory card...Also might take several years to view each whole image at full size, just scrolling it over a computer monitor...