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For those that travel a lot or like to take street photos I was wondering what lens you used most often? What is your "walk about lens"?
At the moment I'm limited to just my 17 - 85mm but I actually regard it as a decent zoom length for a walk about lens. I'm looking to purchase a 70 - 200mm Canon f/4 IS so that I can take more candid street photos.
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My 17-55mm would I guess be the one I use when going out to take photos, but my true walk-a-round lens would be my 50mm as it's small and light. My D300 with the 50mm on is the same as having a compact for me, great for carrying and snapping.
Nikon 24- 70 f2.8. Damian
Tokina 12:24mm f4 and when I can grab it off my son, Nikkor 18:70mm f3.5
28mm (APS-C Sensor)
Would have to be my new 24-105 L on my 5D Mark II
Sigma 24-70 shame the thing is so heavy!
@Tingerminx - nice combo you got going there.
Seems most people are leaning towards a wider angle lens or at least having the wide angle covered with their zoom length rather than any large zoom lenses.
The reason I was thinking about moving to a longer focal length because I keep feeling I'm too far away from the action. If I get to close the "candidness" (that a word?) if the photo disappears because people can see me and I loose that surprise.
My 18-200mm is barely off the cam, it's a great walk around lens, very versatile!
If I'm going somewhere and don't want the faff of taking extra kit then I don't have a walkabout lens, I have a walkabout camera - the Sony R1. A very versatile camera and I am really rather fond of it.....
@Sezz - with 18 - 200mm you pretty much have everything covered. Not surprised you consider it versatile.
17-55mm for me too but on a D200.
Nikon 28-70 f/2.8 on Full Frame. Heavy but worth it!
My Sigma 18-125 is on my camera the most. Excellent quality for the price.
@wing - sounds nice. You can always stop and rest if necessary
Some cool combos being mentioned. When one goes for a photo "walk" is there a goal in mind or is it to just photography what you see.
I'll admit, a lot of the time I don't really have a goal. However I'm beginning to put together ideas or projects I'd like to shoot and having this aim is definitely helping my photography.
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