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Re: Going to Disneyland and San Diego and need lens help
« Reply #15 on: April 27, 2012, 05:11:59 AM »
If it's a family/fun occasion then I agree with "less is more", take the 24-105 and maybe a fast prime (35 or 50mm).
Also enough memory cards and batteries. A small tripod (e.g. Slik Mini-Pro) could come in handy for group shots that you want to be in too, and a remote control.
I wouldn't buy anything new just for this trip, unless it fits your general shooting style.
Make sure to keep an eye or hand on your gear in crowds.
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Re: Going to Disneyland and San Diego and need lens help
« Reply #15 on: April 27, 2012, 05:11:59 AM »

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Re: Going to Disneyland and San Diego and need lens help
« Reply #16 on: April 27, 2012, 07:36:46 AM »
practice at home first in low light but I found that the 24-105 F4 lens excellent with high ISO I was shooting a tango show at 25600 and have enlarged them to 20"x30" no problem
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Re: Going to Disneyland and San Diego and need lens help
« Reply #17 on: April 27, 2012, 10:10:57 AM »
I read group photos. Twins, mind asking how old they are?

I suppose there will be plenty of family, group, portraits and yes scenery.

So unless you are into "covering" every FL the 70-200 will most likely end up in the bag and at best a distraction.

5d3 ISO range and 24-105 f4 will probably set you up well.

I would throw in a 50 f1.4 for the evening and low light and nice creamy portraits and a 16-35 or 17-40 oh yes the G1x if the dollar stretch. This is for the snap shots from your family members. You will be surprise plenty of emotions there when they are free to just shot.

Just my two cents worth.

Just came back from SFO- Montery- Carmel- LAX. Dont leave home without the 50 f1.4. The jelly fish will look really awesome  ;)not to mention the dinners shots.

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Re: Going to Disneyland and San Diego and need lens help
« Reply #18 on: April 27, 2012, 11:06:32 AM »
Another vote for "less is more".  On Disney visits, I ONLY take 5d/24-70 with a black rapid type sling strap.  I would love to use a telephoto and wide angle lens for some shots, but not enough to justify the added load (lens changing, storage, weight, etc..) to my already full plate of managing the kids.  Do you want a perfect photo shoot or a happy Disney experience with the family?  8)

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« Reply #19 on: April 27, 2012, 11:39:04 AM »
At LA Disneyland last Dec., I got stopped at the gate because my 70-200II is a 'professional' lens.  They told me that zoom lens longer than 6 inches were considered professional.  No problem at WDW in Aug. 2010.
I ended up going through a different gate and put the lens inside my bag, I was able to get in.

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Re: Going to Disneyland and San Diego and need lens help
« Reply #20 on: May 09, 2012, 10:53:58 PM »
I read group photos. Twins, mind asking how old they are?

I suppose there will be plenty of family, group, portraits and yes scenery.

So unless you are into "covering" every FL the 70-200 will most likely end up in the bag and at best a distraction.

5d3 ISO range and 24-105 f4 will probably set you up well.

I would throw in a 50 f1.4 for the evening and low light and nice creamy portraits and a 16-35 or 17-40 oh yes the G1x if the dollar stretch. This is for the snap shots from your family members. You will be surprise plenty of emotions there when they are free to just shot.

Just my two cents worth.

Just came back from SFO- Montery- Carmel- LAX. Dont leave home without the 50 f1.4. The jelly fish will look really awesome  ;)not to mention the dinners shots.

They are 5 so big enough to smile but no patients. I am torn between the 50 1.4 or g1x/s100. I could only get one just not sure what I'll be happier with.
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Re: Going to Disneyland and San Diego and need lens help
« Reply #20 on: May 09, 2012, 10:53:58 PM »