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« on: March 13, 2018, 11:54:15 PM »
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I'll be going to Israel for a week next month with a tour group. I plan to take my 16-35 and a friends 70-200 f4 (to lighten my load vs my 2.8). This would be the first time I don't take my 24-70. Do you think I'll be missing that range or missing a 2.8? My last trip like this (even though it was Europe) I had all three lenses. A majority of my shots were at 16 or 35. I guess I answered my own question. But I'd still like input, especially from anyone who has traveled to Israel before. Thanks
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Re: Israel
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2018, 01:38:14 PM »
Optics is the same everywhere. If you plan on shooting outside, a lot of light till about 18pm. You will probably need ND not 2.8....
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Re: Israel
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2018, 02:01:18 PM »
I was in Israel last year with a tour as well.  I took my 7D II, 16-35 F/4 L and 24-105 F/4 L original version.  I used both lenses.  Mostly the 24-105 because of it's larger range, but some shots demanded the 16-35.  At times I wished that I had a FF for an even wider view with the 16-35.  I also carried the 50 F/1.8 but didn't really use it.  It was really too long on my APS C body for most of the indoor shots where the F/1.8 would have helped.

Basically all of that to say I didn't miss having any longer glass than the 105mm with the APS C body.  Most of my photo opportunities needed the wider field of view.  Personally I would take the 24-70 and skip the longer 70-200.

I did wish I had lenses with larger apertures as the typical indoor sites are relatively dark, but was able to manage with ISO 3200.  The pictures are not print quality, but are great for social sites.
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Re: Israel
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2018, 02:01:18 PM »