Hey guys and gals! I was just wondering, my family is going on a vacation this summer to London, Paris and Venice. I would for sure bring my Canon 5D Mark II, but don't know what/how many lenses to bring. Seeing all the places are perfect photography spots. Should I carry around more than 1 lens? Also, I have currently, Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM, Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 L USM, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM and lastly Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS USM. Which ones should I bring Also, I saw the 8-15mm fisheye and quite liked it. Are there any owners here who would like to share their experiances with it? Would it be good to use on the trip? Thanks!
Lots of people have mentioned that it's too heavy, but if you own it, why leave the 70-200 2.8 at home?
There is a big difference between a f2.8 and f4 lens if you don't want to bring a flash, or can't use one.
I'd rent a 16-35 II f2.8 over your 17-40 f4 for more low light versatility. I happen to like the 16-35 myself.
Definitely bring the 35mm.
I'd also cast a vote for renting a 14mm.
As others have mentioned, I'd also practice taking pictures for panorama stitching and use AE lock (the star button). I have found that for landscape stuff at a distance, stitching can work well and provides a different look than using a wide angle (or ultra wide angle) lens. Take enough shots, and you can figure out the stitching program later.
Using an Eg-D focus screen will help keep things lined up.
I'd also suggest trying "back button focus".
Get a good/more comfortable strap like a SunSniper or Black Rapid. There are others, but I would definitely recommend ditching the OEM strap.