I will be taking my first trip to Italy late this summer and will be visiting Rome, Florance, Chique Terre, and Venice. I'm hoping to pack light and will be traveling with my 5Diii and 24-105L at a minimum. I'm looking for some advice on a wide angle lens choice for the trip.
I would like to be able to capture good pics inside churches and in the small to large squares as well as the grand vistas like inside the coliseum. I will not be traveling with a tripod so that will make panos much more difficult.
I currently have the Canon 16-35L ii but I'm curious if this is the right choice. I've been eyeing the sigma 15mm fisheye for some time and thought that this might be a better choice?
My experience with the 16-35 with indoor and architecture shots is that perspective usually causes slanted walls and other distractions. Would I really be much worse off with a fisheye?
Thanks in advance for the advice!
Tripod is a 100% must inside most churches if they let u use one and for most evening shots - I just did an Italy trip - here are some of my pictures: http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisk1982/sets/72157629751680788/with/7402235152/
Still having about several hundred pictures to upload from that trip.
Lenses I used with the 5D MK III Sigma 12-24mm HSM II, Canon 17-40mm f4.0L 24-70mm 2.8L and 70-200mm f2.8 IS2 ...
If the distortion of the 16-35mm II is a problem get PTlens and correct in post. For the TS-E 17 you will def need a tripod for about very shot as it is quite time intense to set up and you need to be quite precise when setting up ... This is one of worst lenses for handheld shooting ...