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Re: what lens's to bring to Hawaii?
« Reply #15 on: February 25, 2014, 08:01:37 AM »
I would just take the 50mm 1.4.

Keep it on all the time.
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Re: what lens's to bring to Hawaii?
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Re: what lens's to bring to Hawaii?
« Reply #16 on: February 25, 2014, 08:45:07 AM »
I just came back from Hawaii.  We spent 3 days in Oahu & 8 on the Big Island.  I would definitely bring the 17-40 for scenic/landscape & 50 1.4 for better lighting when the sun is down or indoors w/family.  Plus, you don't want to just have one lens if something should happen to the 17-40. 

I only used my 70-200 f/2.8 IS II like 5% of the time.  If you don't mind having all that weight on you (& you'll be walking a lot, depeding on your itinerary (on the B.I. we were mainly in Hilo--Mauna Kea, Akaka Falls, Rainbow Falls; Valcano; & Kona), by all means bring it.  But if I had to do it over again, I wouldn't have, especially if you are going in the summer & walking a lot. 

The 17-40 & 50 1.4 would be a great combo and light enough.  If you "have" to bring one more lens, I would say the 24-70 would do.  Enjoy!
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Re: what lens's to bring to Hawaii?
« Reply #17 on: February 25, 2014, 10:04:53 AM »
went to Maui last August, and the 17-40 stays on most of the time for landscape. Shooting at the beach that wide is awesome, don't forget any filters.

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Re: what lens's to bring to Hawaii?
« Reply #18 on: February 25, 2014, 10:32:07 AM »
For me if I would take just one it would be the 24-70 and if I added a second I would take the 100 macro. That should cover everything you will be seeing while there
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Re: what lens's to bring to Hawaii?
« Reply #19 on: February 25, 2014, 11:19:04 AM »
I donno about you, but I would not dare to bring such a monster kit for a family vacation. I would be thinking about them lenses and changing them all the time instead of enjoying the trip with family members. I would bring 17-40 for walk around - landscapes and environmental portraits, plus the 85 for nicer portraits and shots in the evenings. Have a great trip!
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Re: what lens's to bring to Hawaii?
« Reply #20 on: February 25, 2014, 01:33:31 PM »
I went to Hawaii last year with my my little my family.  Had 5D3, 24-105 and 70-200 2.8 II.  98% of the time, it was the 5D3 and 24-105.  70-200 was in the safe almost the entire time.  Only time I used the long lens was during Luan.  I find it too heavy to lug around and I wanted to enjoy the moment without wanting the perfect image or worrying about my gear.  My two cents...
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Re: what lens's to bring to Hawaii?
« Reply #21 on: February 25, 2014, 02:21:39 PM »
I was thinking that the 17-40 and 24-70 would be the best combo, but wondering if I will miss the 70-200 and if it will be worth the size/weight.

I shoot landscape and real estate in Hawaii (Oahu) with the same body.  I'd agree, bring the wide angle and the 24-70.  I've found little to no use for a telephoto in my ventures.  I shoot mostly with the 14 2.8L for beaches, hiking, etc.  I find that you just can't get wide enough to take it all in.  With a 17-40, you'll probably have that on most of the time.

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« Reply #21 on: February 25, 2014, 02:21:39 PM »

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Re: what lens's to bring to Hawaii?
« Reply #22 on: February 25, 2014, 03:06:33 PM »
Buy the canon 24-70 ii 2.8 it is a awesome lens able to do anything I very rarely change lenses on my 5diii owning several L lenses. It is by far my go to lens and light for walk around photography yes a bit pricey but its worth every penny for happiness .

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Re: what lens's to bring to Hawaii?
« Reply #23 on: February 25, 2014, 07:46:36 PM »
Thanks for all of the feedback.  I think I am leaning more towards just bringing the 17-40 and the 85.  Sigma needs to hurry up and come out with the 50 ART so I can ditch my canon 50 1.4. ;D

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Re: what lens's to bring to Hawaii?
« Reply #24 on: February 25, 2014, 08:30:17 PM »
I'd leave it all at home and enjoy the vacation.  If I needed a camera other than my i-phone, I'd buy the
s110 that one of the new york camera stores has on sale for just over $150 and keep it in my pocket.
Unless your wife is a lot more tolerant than mine, or your children less active, I'd try to remember that it's
"family" time and a good time to be together.

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Re: what lens's to bring to Hawaii?
« Reply #24 on: February 25, 2014, 08:30:17 PM »