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Mr_Canuck

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Re: General purpose zoom for honeymoon
« Reply #60 on: February 27, 2014, 12:09:05 PM »
Thanks for all the comments. Some really great advice here.

I think I'll go with just maybe 2 primes. Think it might end up being 24mm and 100l (because I love macro).

And pack my compact for days when life is more important than ultimate iq

Now you're talking.

The other good consideration mentioned here is the RX100.

I've got one for exactly these reasons (ie. it serves as my mid-range zoom lens). If I have any sense that my wife is going "you're taking all that camera stuff?" then I grab the RX100. In March we're going to Disney World with the family. I'm absolutely only taking the RX100. You can get GREAT landscapes with it at middling f-stops which compare very well with a dslr's images. And you can get GOOD indoor shots without flash at the wider end where you have f1.8-2.8. Great panoramas, great video, quite good noise handling at even 1600. Macro function at wide end works well. So you can just forget about the photography or you can do some photography and get good shots. Quarter the price of a 24-70.
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Re: General purpose zoom for honeymoon
« Reply #60 on: February 27, 2014, 12:09:05 PM »

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Re: General purpose zoom for honeymoon
« Reply #61 on: February 27, 2014, 12:36:11 PM »
The new Sigma 24-105 is supposed to be the new 'standard'. After playing with the Sigma 24-70, i eagerly look forward to playing with that too. Big and heavy though. But much easier than multiple lenses. Take the Sigma 24-70 if the 24-105 is not available.

I was never impressed with the Canon 24-105L. It's too soft and washed out. I take either Sigma over the Canon in a heartbeat.
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Re: General purpose zoom for honeymoon
« Reply #62 on: February 27, 2014, 03:32:53 PM »
Thanks for all the comments. Some really great advice here.

I think I'll go with just maybe 2 primes. Think it might end up being 24mm and 100l (because I love macro).

And pack my compact for days when life is more important than ultimate iq

Now you're talking.

The other good consideration mentioned here is the RX100.

I've got one for exactly these reasons (ie. it serves as my mid-range zoom lens). If I have any sense that my wife is going "you're taking all that camera stuff?" then I grab the RX100. In March we're going to Disney World with the family. I'm absolutely only taking the RX100. You can get GREAT landscapes with it at middling f-stops which compare very well with a dslr's images. And you can get GOOD indoor shots without flash at the wider end where you have f1.8-2.8. Great panoramas, great video, quite good noise handling at even 1600. Macro function at wide end works well. So you can just forget about the photography or you can do some photography and get good shots. Quarter the price of a 24-70.

I already have the rx100 :)
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Re: General purpose zoom for honeymoon
« Reply #63 on: February 27, 2014, 03:35:03 PM »
The new Sigma 24-105 is supposed to be the new 'standard'. After playing with the Sigma 24-70, i eagerly look forward to playing with that too. Big and heavy though. But much easier than multiple lenses. Take the Sigma 24-70 if the 24-105 is not available.

I was never impressed with the Canon 24-105L. It's too soft and washed out. I take either Sigma over the Canon in a heartbeat.
I used to own the sigma 24-70. Was never impressed. The AF is inconsistent and the bokeh is hideous.
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Re: General purpose zoom for honeymoon
« Reply #64 on: February 27, 2014, 06:40:56 PM »
Well, against my better judgement (and previous post advice), if you simply can't be swayed from taking an SLR, etc, I would probably take the 24-70 and then maybe a 16-35.  I heavily use both of these lenses so it's a tough call.  And if you were to someday have both zooms, they share the 81mm filter size and are both f/2.8.

If you need a flash for basic fill, don't take a big one.  Get a SunPak RD2000 and a Sto-Fen diffuser.  I added a foil reflector in my diffuser to push more light forward when I have it up 45 degrees.  A couple eneloops run forever but it's usually backed off a stop or two since it's just fill.

And again, take the least amount of camera stuff you can.  Take the body, the zoom and maybe one sweet prime for bride portraits, an extra charged battery and a couple mem cards.  Take the RX100 and use it most of the time.

The more stuff you take, camera or otherwise, the more attention it will steal away from your wife.  Take something to play some great music in your room.  Take a corkscrew.  Take something simple and sentimental to give her she will never forget.  Make her the full focus and center of your attention and she'll always look back to this time with warmth and love.

Take it from someone who has been married 15 years (and counting) --- HAPPY WIFE = HAPPY LIFE!

Have a great time and congratulations!

BTW, I looked over some of your images on flickr, etc.  I like your work.  However, the few shots I think I saw of your girl... SHE IS STUNNING.  ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL.  You must be very happy.  Enjoy!
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Re: General purpose zoom for honeymoon
« Reply #65 on: February 28, 2014, 12:42:15 AM »
It's obvious by your repeated discussion about what camera gear to take on your honeymoon that you don't understand the basics of life.  You're going on a special trip with a warm, loving woman, and you keep expressing concern over what lenses to take with you.  It's time for you to attempt to understand priorities.  Forget about photography for a few weeks, and concentrate on your new wife.  She is far more important than some photos.  This is some excellent, free advice from a man who has been married for 44 years.  Ignore it at your peril!

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Re: General purpose zoom for honeymoon
« Reply #66 on: February 28, 2014, 04:12:20 AM »
I can't believe no one made the joke about the only zoom you need already being mounted.


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Re: General purpose zoom for honeymoon
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Mr_Canuck

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Re: General purpose zoom for honeymoon
« Reply #67 on: February 28, 2014, 12:09:46 PM »
Thanks for all the comments. Some really great advice here.

I think I'll go with just maybe 2 primes. Think it might end up being 24mm and 100l (because I love macro).

And pack my compact for days when life is more important than ultimate iq

Now you're talking.

The other good consideration mentioned here is the RX100.

I've got one for exactly these reasons (ie. it serves as my mid-range zoom lens). If I have any sense that my wife is going "you're taking all that camera stuff?" then I grab the RX100. In March we're going to Disney World with the family. I'm absolutely only taking the RX100. You can get GREAT landscapes with it at middling f-stops which compare very well with a dslr's images. And you can get GOOD indoor shots without flash at the wider end where you have f1.8-2.8. Great panoramas, great video, quite good noise handling at even 1600. Macro function at wide end works well. So you can just forget about the photography or you can do some photography and get good shots. Quarter the price of a 24-70.

I already have the rx100 :)

Then log off this forum and start packing!!! (And spend the money on some extra luxurious spa day or something.)
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Re: General purpose zoom for honeymoon
« Reply #68 on: March 02, 2014, 11:45:43 AM »
UPDATE:

I bought the cann 24 70 ii 2.8. Tested it out and thought it was awesome.
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Re: General purpose zoom for honeymoon
« Reply #69 on: March 02, 2014, 03:39:38 PM »
UPDATE:

I bought the canon 24 70 ii 2.8. Tested it out and thought it was awesome.

Congratulations!  So, are you planning to just take this lens?
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Re: General purpose zoom for honeymoon
« Reply #70 on: March 03, 2014, 11:36:19 AM »
I had the same debate as you did. I love my primes but also had a canon 24-70 v ii. So I took the 24-70 v ii and my sigma 35 art and ended up only using my 35 because it is perfect walk around lens. I found that I had no use for the zoom and ended up selling it and sticking with just primes. I traveled to Spain and Italy over a year ago and only used the sigma 35 art. Heres the link
http://www.giltaminphotography.com/taste-of-europe-2/

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Re: General purpose zoom for honeymoon
« Reply #71 on: March 03, 2014, 01:38:33 PM »
UPDATE:

I bought the canon 24 70 ii 2.8. Tested it out and thought it was awesome.

Congratulations!  So, are you planning to just take this lens?

Think it might just be 24-70 and 70-200, plus a flashgun. No primes. Then everything will fit in. 1 bag with no need for extra lens cases.
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Re: General purpose zoom for honeymoon
« Reply #72 on: March 03, 2014, 03:03:24 PM »
UPDATE:

I bought the canon 24 70 ii 2.8. Tested it out and thought it was awesome.

Congratulations!  So, are you planning to just take this lens?

Think it might just be 24-70 and 70-200, plus a flashgun. No primes. Then everything will fit in. 1 bag with no need for extra lens cases.
+1 That pretty much covers everything.

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Re: General purpose zoom for honeymoon
« Reply #72 on: March 03, 2014, 03:03:24 PM »

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Re: General purpose zoom for honeymoon
« Reply #73 on: March 20, 2014, 04:41:38 PM »
I had the same debate as you did. I love my primes but also had a canon 24-70 v ii. So I took the 24-70 v ii and my sigma 35 art and ended up only using my 35 because it is perfect walk around lens. I found that I had no use for the zoom and ended up selling it and sticking with just primes. I traveled to Spain and Italy over a year ago and only used the sigma 35 art. Heres the link
http://www.giltaminphotography.com/taste-of-europe-2/

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Hannes thanks for letting me know, My programmer has been on that. Where did you see the ads? what section?

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Re: General purpose zoom for honeymoon
« Reply #74 on: March 20, 2014, 05:38:37 PM »
UPDATE:

I bought the cann 24 70 ii 2.8. Tested it out and thought it was awesome.

i think my 24-70ii is my sharpest lens...congrats.
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Re: General purpose zoom for honeymoon
« Reply #74 on: March 20, 2014, 05:38:37 PM »