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Going on holiday, what lens and gear to bring?


simwra 12 64 England
29 Nov 2009 4:45PM
Hi,

I'm heading to the sunshine for 3 weeks but I'm not sure what to bring?

I have a Canon 450D and a choice of 3 lenses, Sigma 24-70 EX 2.8, Caon 70-200F4L and the Canon 50mm 1.8.

None have any filters or any sort of protection on, is that still taboo? If so, what filters are recommended for here and abroad?

Should I be bringing the tripod/monopod? Am wanting to travel light as it'll be hot.

I intend to take landscapes and portraits, just typical holiday snaps really.

Wasn't sure where to post this with it covering a few different topics.

Thanks
Simon
paulcr Plus
16 1.5k 9 Ireland
29 Nov 2009 4:53PM
If it was me I'd bring the 27-40 and the 50mm. if its mostly landscapes, these should do. Although if your doing portraits (I'm guessing they're going to be candids) then the 70-200 would be handy. If not candids then the 50mm is perfect for portraits. As for tripod, you say your going to the sun so its going to be nice bright conditions so I'd leave the tripod. I've never brought a tripod or monopod away. i usually bring, 10-20, 18-55, 70-300.
Paul
simwra 12 64 England
29 Nov 2009 4:56PM
Thanks Paul, it'll mostly be candids, that's the tripod off the list. What's your definition of portraits?
paulcr Plus
16 1.5k 9 Ireland
29 Nov 2009 5:02PM
Well theres different sorts. A candid taken from a distance (hence the long zoom) or one which you ask permission to take so you can get close enough to use the 50mm. Paul
riprap007 17 1.6k 37 England
29 Nov 2009 5:27PM
I would just take the Sigma 24-70 EX 2.8, no tripod, travel light, and enjoy!
simwra 12 64 England
29 Nov 2009 5:32PM
The same as mine then Smile

Now just to get some filters sorted out, think I'll repost that one in the proper section...

S
riprap007 17 1.6k 37 England
29 Nov 2009 5:34PM
a skylight filter perhaps, (for protection more than anything else) but I wouldn't take any others
simwra 12 64 England
29 Nov 2009 5:38PM
One for each lens? Can that be left on for all conditions or only bright sunlight?
cambirder 17 7.2k England
29 Nov 2009 5:43PM

Quote:A skylight filter perhaps, (for protection more than anything else) but I wouldn't take any others


Would not go anywhere without a polariser
riprap007 17 1.6k 37 England
29 Nov 2009 5:44PM
all times yes, no problem really. I do tend only to use such filters outdoors. And one for each lens you take.
simwra 12 64 England
29 Nov 2009 5:45PM
This is why I was going to post in "Filters" next.....

UV, Polariser, Skylight................confusedSad
paulcr Plus
16 1.5k 9 Ireland
29 Nov 2009 5:52PM

Quote:This is why I was going to post in "Filters" next.....

UV, Polariser, Skylight................confused



Polariser defenitly and possibly skylight. Paul
riprap007 17 1.6k 37 England
29 Nov 2009 5:53PM
'UV filters are colorless and skylight filters are pinkish. Both filters can effectively remove UV light; however, skylight filters may produce warmish images because of their pinkish cast.
A polarizer filters out light polarized perpendicularly to the axis of the filter. This has two applications in photography: it reduces reflections from non-metallic surfaces, and can darken the sky.'
simwra 12 64 England
29 Nov 2009 6:00PM
So do you have to keep swapping them round or do you add them on? Why bother with just a UV filter if you have the skylight? In situations requiringa flash would the skylight need to be removed?
riprap007 17 1.6k 37 England
29 Nov 2009 6:06PM
usually people either choose a UV or a skylight. Keeping it on with flash is no problem.

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