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Re: What lenses should I take to India?
« Reply #15 on: December 28, 2012, 11:39:38 AM »
I'd get at least a TS-E lens (17 or 24) a 35 1.4L and 135mm f/2 L.
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Re: What lenses should I take to India?
« Reply #16 on: December 28, 2012, 11:55:34 AM »
I'd get at least a TS-E lens (17 or 24) a 35 1.4L and 13mm 2L.

13mm 2L?

Now there's a lens I'd sell a kidney for! :P

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Re: What lenses should I take to India?
« Reply #17 on: December 28, 2012, 12:00:44 PM »
I'd get at least a TS-E lens (17 or 24) a 35 1.4L and 13mm 2L.

13mm 2L?

Now there's a lens I'd sell a kidney for! :P

I dunno what it is....but I want one  :P
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Re: What lenses should I take to India?
« Reply #18 on: December 28, 2012, 12:03:05 PM »
"2L ...the final frontier... Where no L has gone before".  :P
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Re: What lenses should I take to India?
« Reply #19 on: December 28, 2012, 12:07:59 PM »
OK OK I meant 135mm f/2 L But you knew that ...   :-[
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Re: What lenses should I take to India?
« Reply #20 on: December 28, 2012, 12:08:43 PM »
I'd get at least a TS-E lens (17 or 24) a 35 1.4L and 13mm 2L.

13mm 2L?

Now there's a lens I'd sell a kidney for! :P

I dunno what it is....but I want one  :P

"2L ...the final frontier... Where no L has gone before".
OK OK I meant 135mm f/2 L But you knew that ...   :-[

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Re: What lenses should I take to India?
« Reply #21 on: December 28, 2012, 12:10:50 PM »
We know it is a typo... But it was one of those funny ones... And I still dunno what the 2L is : oh an f2...got it ;D
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« Reply #22 on: December 28, 2012, 12:13:21 PM »
We know it is a typo... But it was one of those funny ones... And I still dunno what the 2L is : ;D
What 2L ? ;D

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Re: What lenses should I take to India?
« Reply #23 on: December 28, 2012, 12:23:37 PM »
We know it is a typo... But it was one of those funny ones... And I still dunno what the 2L is : ;D
What 2L ? ;D

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Re: What lenses should I take to India?
« Reply #24 on: December 28, 2012, 12:45:22 PM »
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Hello there folks! This is my first post so go easy on me, okay I'm heading to S.India at the end of Jan for six weeks and was just wondering if you think a 16-35mm f2.8 II and 50mm f1.4 are enough to capture most scenes(street, portraits, landscape etc...) Traveling light is a priority so can't really take a big tele and to be honest I don't really shoot over 100mm that often(not yet anyway). Also should 3 batteries get my 5D mkii through a whole day or two of heavy shooting as I'll be away from charging points quite often? Thanking you all kindly and happy to be here! Merry Christmas

Frodo, what lenses do you currently own besides the 16-35 II and the 50 1.4? Is borrowing/renting/buying an option for a lense you do not own currently?

2 batteries would most likely get you through 2 heavy shooting days (if you take 3 I can't see you running into any problems)
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Re: What lenses should I take to India?
« Reply #25 on: December 28, 2012, 01:03:33 PM »
We know it is a typo... But it was one of those funny ones... And I still dunno what the 2L is : ;D
What 2L ? ;D

Being able to edit comments to fix mistakes is great...in't it? ;)
YES!   ;D

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Re: What lenses should I take to India?
« Reply #26 on: December 28, 2012, 01:05:55 PM »
We know it is a typo... But it was one of those funny ones... And I still dunno what the 2L is : oh an f2...got it ;D
Hey! You edited too  ;D

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Re: What lenses should I take to India?
« Reply #27 on: December 28, 2012, 01:21:40 PM »
Very envious of your 6 week shoot. Never done India, but shot China many times. Remember that just because you have glass with you doesn't mean you must carry it everywhere. Presumably you will be in hotel or some more or less secure place? I'd bring **minimum** 24-70 II, 50 1.4 or 1.2, and my workhorse 70-200 2.8 (I never ever leave home without that.) I'd consider the 16-35 II. I lilke my 135 f2; light and sharp. Bring 2 LaCie USB-powered external drives, a spare charger for your batteries  (bring 3 batteries not 2); and ... make arrangements with someone you really really trust to dropship you another body if yours craps out. I never go overseas without at least 2 bodies and a P&S backup. Bring Imodium too.
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Re: What lenses should I take to India?
« Reply #28 on: December 28, 2012, 01:39:15 PM »
Don't forget a polarizing filter.


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Re: What lenses should I take to India?
« Reply #29 on: December 28, 2012, 01:55:55 PM »
Very envious of your 6 week shoot. Never done India, but shot China many times. Remember that just because you have glass with you doesn't mean you must carry it everywhere. Presumably you will be in hotel or some more or less secure place? I'd bring **minimum** 24-70 II, 50 1.4 or 1.2, and my workhorse 70-200 2.8 (I never ever leave home without that.) I'd consider the 16-35 II. I lilke my 135 f2; light and sharp. Bring 2 LaCie USB-powered external drives, a spare charger for your batteries  (bring 3 batteries not 2); and ... make arrangements with someone you really really trust to dropship you another body if yours craps out. I never go overseas without at least 2 bodies and a P&S backup. Bring Imodium too.

Is he opening a camera store there?  ;)

Sorry...I travel a lot and I think you shouldn't have to carry extra baggage just for gear unless this the the sole purpose of your trip or if Nat. Geo. is sponsoring you. Your camera should not have a separate life and security outside your own life ;) and locals get very self conscious if your equipment is bigger than their two wheelers. ;)

All kidding aside, switching lenses in real world situation is a pain particularly if you are traveling - as is carrying a large camera bag. So choosing a couple of important lenses is key. Again, this is assuming your sole purpose is not a photographic trip.

I took two lenses on a full frame during my trip to the subcontinent: 24-105L and 35L.
I also had a coolpix tucked in somewhere (no I did not go over to the dark side...it was a gift).

Most of the Candids I loved were in retrospect taken with the simple 35L.
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