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Physicx

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Finally I have completed my kit. It is composed of:

5dMKII
16-35mm f/2.8 MKII L
24-70mm f/2.8 L
Sigma 70-200 f/2.8 OS
Sigma 50mm f/1.4

I'm very very happy with what I have. And theres going to be so much to learn. Im taking these travelling. Im planning to take only two lenses maximum when I'm out. Preferably not taking both L lenses ( not putting both eggs in one basket).

Which pair would you take for various situations? The 24-70 + 50? or the 16-35+50?

Does the 16-35 go well with the 70-200 without the middle range? Reading this forum, the 16-35 is more preferred to the 24-70 it seems.

thanks for your advice/experiences.

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It would depend on where/when.  For general purpose, I'd take the 24-70 and 70-200, but if I knew I'd need to shoot ultrawide (buildings, landscapes), I'd take the 16-35 and 70-200. If I'd be out at night, I'd take the 50/1.4 and maybe nothing else, or for day then night the 24-70 too.

My current 'small' travel kit is a gripped 5DII (soon to be 1D X) with the 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS and 35mm f/1.4L
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I'm finding a strange combo to work well lately:
Canon 70-200 f/2.8 MkII
TSE-24mm MKII

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It would depend on where/when.  For general purpose, I'd take the 24-70 and 70-200, but if I knew I'd need to shoot ultrawide (buildings, landscapes), I'd take the 16-35 and 70-200. If I'd be out at night, I'd take the 50/1.4 and maybe nothing else, or for day then night the 24-70 too.

+1 for 24-70/70-200 and 16-35/70-200 if you're going to be doing a lot of landscapes/architecture. 
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It would depend on where/when.  For general purpose, I'd take the 24-70 and 70-200, but if I knew I'd need to shoot ultrawide (buildings, landscapes), I'd take the 16-35 and 70-200. If I'd be out at night, I'd take the 50/1.4 and maybe nothing else, or for day then night the 24-70 too.

+1 for 24-70/70-200 and 16-35/70-200 if you're going to be doing a lot of landscapes/architecture.

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Carry Canon L lenses out shooting. Which pair would you usually carry?


Finally I have completed my kit. It is composed of:

5dMKII
16-35mm f/2.8 MKII L
24-70mm f/2.8 L
Sigma 70-200 f/2.8 OS
Sigma 50mm f/1.4



Well, you only own two L lenses, so the choice is easy. 

If I were to take two of mine, I'd grab the 24L and 50L most of the time.  The 24L is magical, it's in the 200/2 league of pure awesome.

| 5D3 | 8-15L | 24L II | 35L | 50L | 85L II | 100/2.8 | 200/2L | EOS M | 22 STM |

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Carry Canon L lenses out shooting. Which pair would you usually carry?

I have 2 sets that I take with the 1D4 and 1Ds3 - no bag, just them hanging off the dual Black Widow

24-105/70-200 F/2.8II - this is the general walkabout/street

70-200 f/2.8 II and 400 f/2.8 - if I fancy having more fun, the 400 f/2.8 gets most use


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Just two? Easy.

16-35 f/2.8II
70-200 f/2.8isII

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Just two? Easy.

16-35 f/2.8II
70-200 f/2.8isII

Paul Wright

EXACTLY the two I shoot with most of the time.  I keep one lens on each body.  Its the most perfect combination for wedding photography! :)

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