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Re: One lens for vacation
« Reply #45 on: May 12, 2013, 02:43:50 AM »
None of the above.  Bring a Pentax Optio WG-2.  You could let the kids use it also with no worries.

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Re: One lens for vacation
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Re: One lens for vacation
« Reply #46 on: May 13, 2013, 04:50:22 PM »
As of now I will be taking my 50L and my soon to arrive 135L.  My main worry is that I bought the 50L to shoot at 1.2, and on sunny Spanish days I am going to struggle shooting with such a wide aperture at the lowest ISO available on my 5DIII.

I have no experience with ND filters and would appreciate advice on using them.  It helps that both lenses accept the same sized filters, but what would be recommended as a good quality brand??

Cheers again!!

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Re: One lens for vacation
« Reply #47 on: May 13, 2013, 05:23:19 PM »
As of now I will be taking my 50L and my soon to arrive 135L.  My main worry is that I bought the 50L to shoot at 1.2, and on sunny Spanish days I am going to struggle shooting with such a wide aperture at the lowest ISO available on my 5DIII.

I have no experience with ND filters and would appreciate advice on using them.  It helps that both lenses accept the same sized filters, but what would be recommended as a good quality brand??

Cheers again!!

Scott


I think everyone will agree that B+W is your best bet. Not quite sure which strength for you application though. I would think the B+W 72mm 0.6 ND MRC 102M would do, but I'm sure there are others with better knowledge of this application than I.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?atclk=Circular+Sizes_72mm&ci=114&N=4077634512+4291599900+4294955265
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Re: One lens for vacation
« Reply #48 on: May 13, 2013, 06:14:58 PM »
I would say a 300 2.8!!!

Or, maybe  15-85...
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Re: One lens for vacation
« Reply #49 on: May 13, 2013, 06:35:59 PM »
As of now I will be taking my 50L and my soon to arrive 135L.  My main worry is that I bought the 50L to shoot at 1.2, and on sunny Spanish days I am going to struggle shooting with such a wide aperture at the lowest ISO available on my 5DIII.

I have no experience with ND filters and would appreciate advice on using them.  It helps that both lenses accept the same sized filters, but what would be recommended as a good quality brand??

Cheers again!!

Scott

I use a B+W 3-stop ND (#103) for daylight portraits with the 'holy trinity' (35L, 85L II, 135L) shooting wide open.  3 stops is enough in sun, and if it's a bit too much you can bump the ISO to 200 or 400 if needed, with no real IQ difference.
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Re: One lens for vacation
« Reply #50 on: May 13, 2013, 07:19:56 PM »
I use the Vari-ND from Singh-Ray. Just buy the largest size you need and use step rings for the other lenses. The vari-ND / Polarizer combo lens is great too for eliminating reflections.

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Re: One lens for vacation
« Reply #51 on: June 18, 2013, 03:50:14 PM »
Thanks again for the great advice!!!

I leave for vacation on Monday, and have decided to go for the Sigma 35 1.4 which I will take with my 135L.  If my Mrs finds out I have just bought another lens I will be in trouble!!

I always feel safe shooting with the 50L but would like something a bit wider for environmental portraits, so the holiday will give me time to get used to this lens. 

(I should have changed the thread subject to 'Two lenses for vacation' :D

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Re: One lens for vacation
« Reply #52 on: June 20, 2013, 12:01:24 AM »
Take the 50L.
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« Reply #53 on: June 20, 2013, 02:55:19 AM »
Don´t use only a prime lens.

The best way is to take two lenses with you. I highly recommend the combination 24-70 mm and 70-200 mm.

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Re: One lens for vacation
« Reply #54 on: June 20, 2013, 11:42:04 AM »
As of now I will be taking my 50L and my soon to arrive 135L.  My main worry is that I bought the 50L to shoot at 1.2, and on sunny Spanish days I am going to struggle shooting with such a wide aperture at the lowest ISO available on my 5DIII.

I have no experience with ND filters and would appreciate advice on using them.  It helps that both lenses accept the same sized filters, but what would be recommended as a good quality brand??

Cheers again!!

Scott

I use a B+W 3-stop ND (#103) for daylight portraits with the 'holy trinity' (35L, 85L II, 135L) shooting wide open.  3 stops is enough in sun, and if it's a bit too much you can bump the ISO to 200 or 400 if needed, with no real IQ difference.

Interesting idea, I've a 77mm #102. Do you think this will work on an f/2.8 zoom? Else I could give it a go with my Sigma 50 mm f/1.4... I believe the 103 is 8x, the 102 4x.
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Re: One lens for vacation
« Reply #55 on: June 20, 2013, 12:11:03 PM »
Interesting idea, I've a 77mm #102. Do you think this will work on an f/2.8 zoom? Else I could give it a go with my Sigma 50 mm f/1.4... I believe the 103 is 8x, the 102 4x.

The #102 is a 2-stop (4x) ND, and should work fine for wide-open sunlit shots with an f/2.8 lens.
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Re: One lens for vacation
« Reply #56 on: June 20, 2013, 12:27:41 PM »
Wouldn't a PL give the required reduction at more less two stops?
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Re: One lens for vacation
« Reply #57 on: June 20, 2013, 01:08:33 PM »
Interesting idea, I've a 77mm #102. Do you think this will work on an f/2.8 zoom? Else I could give it a go with my Sigma 50 mm f/1.4... I believe the 103 is 8x, the 102 4x.

The #102 is a 2-stop (4x) ND, and should work fine for wide-open sunlit shots with an f/2.8 lens.

I'll give it a 'shot' ;)
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Re: One lens for vacation
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Re: One lens for vacation
« Reply #58 on: June 22, 2013, 02:26:23 PM »
A vacation with the kids leaves a less time to fool around with a fancy camera and a heavy bag of lenses.  Go buy
a point and shoot - the Fuji x20, Canon g1X, panasonic lx7 - and enjoy your vacation - zoom lens, good images,
small size and inexpensive.  Sell it when you get back if you can part with it after using it.

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Re: One lens for vacation
« Reply #59 on: July 09, 2013, 04:30:08 PM »
Apart from my daughter falling and requiring €440 worth of stitches in her lip on the first morning, we had a good holiday.

I took the Sigma 35 1.4 and the 135L.

Both were quite new lenses and was pleased with both.  The 35mm was so sharp and the 135mm is now my favourite lens!

A couple of shots...

35mm:


jb-2.jpg by scottfielding, on Flickr


jb.jpg by scottfielding, on Flickr


jb.jpg by scottfielding, on Flickr

135mm:


jb.jpg by scottfielding, on Flickr


jb.jpg by scottfielding, on Flickr


jb.jpg by scottfielding, on Flickr

Cheers for all the input!!

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Re: One lens for vacation
« Reply #59 on: July 09, 2013, 04:30:08 PM »