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Re: I have a weight limit....what would you bring?
« Reply #30 on: May 18, 2013, 02:47:56 AM »
All interesting and thanks for everyone's thoughts.  Today I am leaning towards the 24-105 + 17-40 + "Shorty 40" (for low light situations) in my Retrospective bag.  I love my 70-200 but on past trips, based on EXIF on LR, rarely used it (this is my first trip with the 5D - my old kit was a crop with 15-85 + 10-22 + 70-200).  I did use the WA zoom for interiors.  I know that I'll miss whatever I leave home, but I've lugged a heavier kit in temps over 100F and it is no fun.

Since you're trying to keep weight down, it seems a bit odd to me to take two overlapping f/4 zooms.  How often did you use the 17-40 wider than 24?  If seldom, leave it behind.  If you hardly ever use the 70-200 because you hardly ever go beyond 70mm (as opposed to because you seldom go beyond 105mm), what about taking 17-40 + 50mm prime?

The advantage of the 17-40 is that it is weather sealed and does wide as wel as 'normal', a real asset if changing lenses is a no-no (ie dusty or wet environment). This is why I carry both the 17-40 and 24-105. Depending on the conditions I often pick a lens and stick with it during the rest of the day.
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Re: I have a weight limit....what would you bring?
« Reply #30 on: May 18, 2013, 02:47:56 AM »

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Re: I have a weight limit....what would you bring?
« Reply #31 on: July 04, 2013, 11:31:18 AM »
5d Mkiii; Eos-M; too many lenses; 430 EXii and a whole lot of stuff

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Re: I have a weight limit....what would you bring?
« Reply #32 on: July 17, 2013, 11:43:01 PM »
You have a weight and a space limit.  I'd take the 17-40 and the 80-200 (if I knew how I'd use it)
add a 50mm f1.8 and a second body (best price performer out there is the Rebel T3 if you don't already
have the second body) You're not likely to run into a repair service in that part of the world.  If you're
snobbish and wouldn't be caught dead with a Rebel, at least take a point & shoot for backup.

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Re: I have a weight limit....what would you bring?
« Reply #33 on: July 18, 2013, 09:59:31 AM »
Thanks, all.  Given the weight limit and the heat, I took the 17-40, 24-105 and 40.  In the end, of the 2000 RAW I brought home, over 90% of my shots were with the 24-105 and 4 shots were with the 40.  I used the 17-40 to get a few interiors and probably, in retrospect, could have done the whole trip with 1 lens.  All depends on what you want.  I am not the tripod-long-exposure kind of shooter (yet).  But, I will bring a lot more on my next adventure (Denali)!
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Re: I have a weight limit....what would you bring?
« Reply #34 on: July 18, 2013, 10:11:52 AM »
I'd Take this again anytime.

17-40L
50mm 1.4
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Re: I have a weight limit....what would you bring?
« Reply #35 on: July 18, 2013, 10:29:17 AM »
Looks like you it mostly covered.  Only suggestion is the 70-300L vs 70-200

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Re: I have a weight limit....what would you bring?
« Reply #36 on: July 22, 2013, 09:21:41 AM »
For most of Asia I would take a 24-105L and my 35L

24-105 stays on most of the time and the 35L comes out in low light.
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Re: I have a weight limit....what would you bring?
« Reply #36 on: July 22, 2013, 09:21:41 AM »

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Re: I have a weight limit....what would you bring?
« Reply #37 on: July 22, 2013, 12:34:04 PM »
The big thing I learned is that compared to APS-c, I can crop a FF image from the 24-105 and still get what I want.  Not he best phot, but here's what I mean......
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Re: I have a weight limit....what would you bring?
« Reply #37 on: July 22, 2013, 12:34:04 PM »