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First Trip to the UK should i take a 70-200mm
« on: April 18, 2013, 02:51:02 AM »

Hi,

I'm leaving to go to the UK for the first time in 2 days for a holiday and was planing on taking my 24-70mm. So now I'm just wondering if i should take the 70-200mm too?




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First Trip to the UK should i take a 70-200mm
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Re: First Trip to the UK should i take a 70-200mm
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2013, 04:21:00 AM »
I did a number of trips with my 300D and 18-55. The only shot that I missed was that of a moorhen in Wrea Green (Lancs). I tried to sneak up to it but it did not work.

So if you need to travel light you can leave it behind. These days with my 5D3, I carry my 24-105 and the 100-400. That way I don't miss anything.

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Re: First Trip to the UK should i take a 70-200mm
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2013, 06:23:39 AM »

Hi,

I'm leaving to go to the UK for the first time in 2 days for a holiday and was planing on taking my 24-70mm. So now I'm just wondering if i should take the 70-200mm too?

I think UK is mostly about scenic landscapes and landmarks like big big. If you plan on seeing stone henge, I hear you are kept quite a distance from it now, so 70mm might not cut it. Otherwise you will probably be able to get upclose to your subjects. Nightlife is very active bring a 24mm 1.4, 35mm 1.4 or a 50mm 1.4 perhaps.
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Re: First Trip to the UK should i take a 70-200mm
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2013, 08:55:21 AM »
I'd take it.  Often times, even for scenic landscapes and architecture, a telephoto lens offers a unique way to capture the viewpoint.  You can also capture candid scenes that you'd otherwise miss.

Here are a couple of examples from a trip to China:


EOS 5D Mark II, EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM @ 190mm, 1/200 s, f/25, ISO 250


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Re: First Trip to the UK should i take a 70-200mm
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2013, 09:27:30 AM »
What are your plans while you are here? If you're just going around central London I probably wouldn't bother but if you are heading out a bit, say north Wales or Peak district it might come in handy as it will if you head to one of the zoos. It might be good if you want to photograph in museums a lot as some exhibits are pretty far from where you can go and 70mm might feel a bit short (this is assuming it is an IS lens) as it is usually pretty dark

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Re: First Trip to the UK should i take a 70-200mm
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2013, 10:23:35 AM »
I suggest taking it the 70-200 even if you leave it in the car/hotel safe at times.  70mm on the long end gives you pretty limited reach.  Another (lighter) option to the 70-200 would be a 135L if you have one.
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Re: First Trip to the UK should i take a 70-200mm
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2013, 03:11:00 PM »
London is best seen on foot.  So, be prepared and have a great strap, something like Black Rapid, for your camera if you plan on lugging around the 70-200. Don't leave home without it if you have it.  Enjoy your trip!

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Re: First Trip to the UK should i take a 70-200mm
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Re: First Trip to the UK should i take a 70-200mm
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2013, 03:58:54 PM »
I never see tourists here with big white lenses or with cameras on straps.  A 24-105 should be enough - everyone should have one for travel. 
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Re: First Trip to the UK should i take a 70-200mm
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2013, 03:58:54 PM »