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What lenses should I take on my trip to Munich and Salzburg?

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Posted on Jun 12, 2010 5:40:52 AM PDT
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Tom Martin says:

I would definately pick up a wide fast prime to take. There are many of the old cathedrals do not allow flash photography and you'll want one for those.

A wide prime is so small and light that taking one is a no brainer. And consumer grade primes offer image quality equivelent to L grade zooms at very a reasonable price. The Canon EF 35mm f/2 Wide Angle Lens is lower priced and gets better reviews than the EF 28mm f/1.8.

edit: I agree the 70-200mm f/2.8 is a lot of weight to be carrying around all the time, and a lot of money to leave sitting in a hotel room.

I still think you can't beat the Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Standard Zoom Lens for image quality per dollar on an APS-C camera.

I'd take the Sigma 17-70mm for its extra wide capability, and buy a Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Standard Zoom Lens (you can find new ones cheap from people who sell them on ebay, simply because they are kit lenses and they don't know better), and a Canon EF 35mm f/2 Wide Angle Lens.

That gives you a good focal range, good image quality, and good low light capability at a reasonable cost.

Sell the lenses that don't give you the image quality.,, and all deal in used equipment. Or if you want to be more involved of course there is ebay, craigslist, or start an Amazon sellers account.

Initial post: Jun 7, 2010 12:10:38 PM PDT
Steelydad says:
I own the folllowing lenses: Canon EF-s 17-85 F4-5.6, Canon 70-200 2.8 L IS, Canon 1.4x adapter, Tamron AF 28-200 F/3.8-5.6, and a Sigma 17-70 2.8-4.5 DC Macro. I am using a Canon 20D base. I am trying to figure out what to take with me on a trip to Munich and Salzburg where I will be shooting architecture, street/urban people shots, landscapes. I bought the Sigma thinking it would be a faster replacement for the 17-85. I love ethe 70-200 but it IS very heavy to lug around for hours on end. The Tamron is a lightweight lens with good range but just pales compared to the Canon 70-200.

Any advice would be appreciated. I will be using a Temba Knapsack to carry the camera and lenses.

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