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Cory

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Re: Travel With One Prime Only? Italy Approaches.
« Reply #30 on: June 03, 2017, 08:58:51 AM »
Thanks again for the responses.  The final call is my 35 and 135. 
In reading through your responses I put a 70-300L and Sigma 12-24 Art on my wish list to round things out in my general collection.  Not a word about $4000 in lenses to my wife, but someone else will pay for them anyway with a sports event gig that I have. 
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Re: Travel With One Prime Only? Italy Approaches.
« Reply #31 on: June 03, 2017, 09:15:59 PM »
Thanks again for the responses.  The final call is my 35 and 135. 
In reading through your responses I put an 11-24 and 70-300L on my wish list to round things out in my general collection.  Not a word about $4000 in lenses to my wife, but someone else will pay for them anyway with a sports event gig that I have.

And even if you had to pay for the lenses yourself, you could mix them in with all the trip expenses on your credit card statements!

Cory

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Re: Travel With One Prime Only? Italy Approaches.
« Reply #32 on: June 04, 2017, 07:32:11 AM »

And even if you had to pay for the lenses yourself, you could mix them in with all the trip expenses on your credit card statements!
With 6 months no interest it's almost free; as long as I can time the UPS delivery for when my wife's at work.
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Re: Travel With One Prime Only? Italy Approaches.
« Reply #33 on: June 04, 2017, 07:40:44 AM »
...as long as I can time the UPS delivery for when my wife's at work.

Been there, done that. Many times! ;D ;)

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Re: Travel With One Prime Only? Italy Approaches.
« Reply #34 on: June 04, 2017, 10:09:18 AM »
     Since my last post I stepped it up a bit with a Canon 6D.  We also changed our upcoming 6 days in Cinque Terre to 3 in Cinque Terre, 3 in Florence and 1 in Lake Como. 
     In the name of traveling light and keeping it simple might a 6D/35 2.0 IS work well most of the time?  I'm considering replacing that with a 16-35 or 24-70, but maybe not.
     Thanks for your insight and experience.
A 35mm will work much of the time, but I like to travel with a good ultrawide zoom and a fast prime. On my last trip to the UK, I took a 17-40 and
a 35F2IS. I like the 35 for dark interiors, like cathedrals, museums, and exterior use as well. Spaces are much tighter in Italy, especially in
Florence. I have been to Florence, Padua, Rome, and San Marino. You should have an ultrawide in Florence.
Personally, I always travel with two lenses. I once broke a lens in an accident in Rome. I was left with a 50 mm macro on a crop body then. I found
it was too narrow a view for my needs. If I make another trip to Italy, I will be taking a 35 and a wide zoom, either an ultrawide or a 24-105 IS.
 A friend of mine lost his AF on his only lens while on a trip to Ireland. One lens is never enough when overseas. Overlap in focal lengths is not a problem here.
The "correct" choice in focal lengths depends on what you want to photograph. I would not bother with a fast telephoto prime on a trip to Italy, but that is my
preference. A fast prime, like a fast 50 or 85 could work in some instance, but subject matter is the key here, along with distances and lighting. 
A good pocket camera can be useful for going out at night, when you don't want to carry too much camera.

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Re: Travel With One Prime Only? Italy Approaches.
« Reply #34 on: June 04, 2017, 10:09:18 AM »