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dcash29 e2
9 2.0k England
5 May 2013 11:10PM
Off to Brugge soon which lenses would you short list?

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monkeygrip e2
6 574 6 England
6 May 2013 3:13AM
I think we may need a little more info before any advice can be offered.

This question is like asking for a shortlist of shoes to take to Brugge. To which my answer would be at least one left and one right preferably a matching pairWink
dcash29 e2
9 2.0k England
6 May 2013 3:32AM

Quote:This question is like asking for a shortlist of shoes to take to Brugge. To which my answer would be at least one left and one right preferably a matching pair
and the correct size.

I take it you havent been to Brugge?
monkeygrip e2
6 574 6 England
6 May 2013 3:53AM
Visited just the once not with any photographic intent but can only recall the main square full of red buildings and extremely strong Flemish beer served in a mug with three handles.Tongue

I am glad you saw the funny side of my question it was meant that way but I needed more info like camera system budget, what you currently have, do you want to carry a hefty beast of a lens all daysSmile
Ewanneil 4 1.1k 2 Scotland
6 May 2013 7:40AM
I've been to Brugge umpteen times. There are 4 main ways of getting about - on foot, by bike, in a horse-drawn carriage and in a canal boat. The latter two are short-lived touristy things to do but, so far as I can recall, the prices are regulated by the city so are reasonable. The canal boat trips give a very different viewpoint of the city but are frequently pretty busy.

The first two methods of travel are your best bet. Brugge is small and is best covered on foot and/or on bike so if you are out and about only take gear you are happy to carry around for prolonged periods. On the plus side the city is so small you can easily get back to your accommodation; change your gear and go back out again if you forget a bit of kit. If you are going by car don't be tempted to fill the boot with your gear and hope you can drive around and park easily. You can't. It is full of narrow; one-way streets and pedestrianised areas.

Brugge is an extraordinarily beautiful place and so attracts vast amounts of visitors. It is quieter in the mornings before the day visitors arrive (in their hoards). From late morning onwards the streets are just heaving with tourists. It quietens a wee bit in the evening but Brugge is just as stunning in the dark as it is in the daylight.

All of this is a long-winded way of saying a good walk-about camera with a wide-angle to medium zoom would be useful. If you are talking DSLR and not carrying too much gear around, I would opt for a wide angle zoom - something like a 17-70mm.

Enjoy yourself. Brugge is a stunningly beautiful place.
peterjones e2
12 4.0k 1 United Kingdom
6 May 2013 8:26AM
DSLR + 16-35 + 25-120 or thereabouts should cover most eventualities; back up with a good compact of your choice.
collywobles e2
10 3.4k 9 United Kingdom
6 May 2013 8:30AM

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Enjoy yourself. Brugge is a stunningly beautiful place.



It certainly is. If you appreciate a beer, Brugge has thousands of them all different, most great but do watch out for the alcohol content as most are between 8-13% and a couple will knock your socks off...................Blush One of the best restaurants is Bistro Den Huzzaar , Lamingstraat 36, Bruges 8000, Belgium ,+32 (0)50 33 37 97. Its just off the main square and you will need to book.
dcash29 e2
9 2.0k England
6 May 2013 12:09PM
There is no budget, i was referring to focal length.

Would you take a 10-20 and a 16-85 or just the latter?
6 May 2013 12:11PM
Take both, ideal short travel kit.
colin beeley e2
12 1.1k 10 England
6 May 2013 12:59PM
10-20 & a 28-300 & a good travel tripod i have one of these Giottos Vitruvian VGR Tripods great for holidays.
Nick_w e2
7 4.1k 99 England
6 May 2013 1:22PM
I would suggest a good all round walkabout lens. My goto for general photography is a 24-120 for full frame. For crop sensor I would look at 18-70 or something similar.
collywobles e2
10 3.4k 9 United Kingdom
6 May 2013 3:52PM
You wont need a tripod, if its dull up the ISO.
dcash29 e2
9 2.0k England
6 May 2013 5:13PM
I will either take both or just the 16-85. Thanks
colin beeley e2
12 1.1k 10 England
6 May 2013 6:15PM
but you need a tripod for night shots !
dcash29 e2
9 2.0k England
7 May 2013 6:01PM
There will be no night photography as that will take up valuable drinking time

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