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    Which lenses to take on vacation ?

    Hello,

    I am sorry to start a similiar thread but since many members here are living in the US, I think/hope it should be OK.

    We are going to Los Angeles, Las Vegas and San Francisco next week and I am very restricted regarding the weight that I can/want to carry.

    So far I put the 24-70/2.8, the 15mm/2.8 Fisheye and the 105/2.8 in the bag. On previous holiday trips I also brought the 70-200/2.8 but figured out that I only used it for 5 shots or so.....so this one has to stay at home for sure. My other lenses are 50/1.4 and 85/1.4.

    My question now basically is, if you would recommend to bring the 105/2.8 to the destinations mentioned above ?

    Thank you for your replies.

    Greetings, Jurgen

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    Re: Which lenses to take on vacation ?

    It all depends on what you want to shoot! I'm just back from Burma & Thailand, and my main subjects were portraiture and some city/landscapes. I travel light with only 50mm, 90 mm and a 17-40mm. The 24-70 brick and the 70-200mm are just too much for this lazy photog. And I got all I wanted.

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    Re: Which lenses to take on vacation ?

    Hi Citation2b,

    thank you very much for your reply.

    Greetings, Jurgen

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    Re: Which lenses to take on vacation ?

    Jurgen.

    Having seen your wonderful images from Sheikh Zayed Mosque, and having
    Visited the 3 places you mention in the States, my recommendation is:

    1. 50/1.4

    2. If really needed, the 85/1.4

    Honestly, I would not need anything else. Just enjoy the places.

    Best regards.

    p.s #2 above would be a big stretch for me.
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    Re: Which lenses to take on vacation ?

    I agree with Rayyan about the 50 f/1.4. I would also take the 15mm fisheye. It would be a lot of fun to have that lens, especially in Las Vegas to capture lobbies, the mall, the strip, etc. Light kit is good when traveling.
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    Re: Which lenses to take on vacation ?

    Hello Cindy, hello rayyan,

    thank you very much for your replies/recommendations. I think I will leave the 105 at home since it is quite heavy and rather take the 50/1.4, knowing that I already cover that area with the 24-70 but especially in LV the 1.4 might become handy.

    Thank you again.

    Greetings, Jurgen

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    Re: Which lenses to take on vacation ?

    I would bring the 50/1.4 for low light and a (buy?) 24-120mm for everything else.

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    Re: Which lenses to take on vacation ?

    When i travel for work or vacation-- I bring the 24-120 and Zeiss 18mm/3.5. Sometimes i bring the 105mm Macro. If i travel mainly for photography-- then I bring specific lenses for what I expect to be shooting (e.g. landscapes vs wildlife).

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    Re: Which lenses to take on vacation ?

    15mm (14-24), 24-70 and 70-200 with 1.4 TC will cover for everything. They are still light for my standard.

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    Re: Which lenses to take on vacation ?

    For me. Nothing it's a vacation. Last thing I want to do on vacation is shoot this is just more work for me. ROTFLMAO

    Seriously I would go 18, 24-70 and maybe my sigma 150. Really would depend on my agenda and location. Than again its pretty rare I actually take anything at all. I'm after a break when it comes to vacation.
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    Re: Which lenses to take on vacation ?

    If it was me, looking at what you have: 24-70/2.8 and 85/1.4

    If it was me with no limitations: 24, 50 and 85mm all f/1.4 of course.

    35 plus 85mm f/1.4 is also an excellent combo, but somewhat limiting for architecture.

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    Re: Which lenses to take on vacation ?

    Thank you all for your thoughts and tips .

    I decided to take the 15mm, the 50/1.4 and the 24-70 which -hopefully- will cover most of it.

    Greetings, Jurgen

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    Re: Which lenses to take on vacation ?

    Good choice! Your camera has tons of resolution to crop if you really need to.

    Safe travel and have fun!
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