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7enderbender

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Re: Packing small with primes. Advice needed please!
« Reply #15 on: November 30, 2011, 09:08:08 AM »
I've actually done that many times back in the days when I had access to two lenses: 50mm and 135mm. It never felt like I missed anything. And the two L versions of these lenses must be some of the best SLR lenses ever. I personally can easily live without a wide angle lens and the 85mm range is too "in-between" for me. Depends on your subject matter and personal preferences of course.
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Re: Packing small with primes. Advice needed please!
« Reply #15 on: November 30, 2011, 09:08:08 AM »

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Re: Packing small with primes. Advice needed please!
« Reply #16 on: November 30, 2011, 08:07:42 PM »
Seeing that you didn't provide with what type of trip or what type of photography you plan on doing. Here is my suggestion.

1) 35L & 135L - maximum coverage with two lenses.

I'll second that.  My travel kit is often the 135L, 20mm Voigtänder Color Skopar, and the plastic fantastic 50.  If the 35L is the widest prime you've got then go for it.

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Re: Packing small with primes. Advice needed please!
« Reply #17 on: December 01, 2011, 06:29:57 PM »
I'd definitely take the 50 1.2... it's such a nice lens on the 5d2.

I'd also take the long lens for more portrait style shots

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Re: Packing small with primes. Advice needed please!
« Reply #17 on: December 01, 2011, 06:29:57 PM »