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    Default Walk around + Travel

    Hi guys,

    Thinking of a few lenses that i will be settling down with. What you guys think of 600D+ 28mm 1.8 USM+ 50mm 1.8+ 70-200mm F4 USM, for a walk around + Travel.

    Hoping to go FF in the near future.


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    choosing the suitable focal length really boils down to personal preferences.

    what works for me, may do the otherwise for you. i dislike walkabout with 50mm on crop, so there, i say it sucks.

    what lens do you have now? maybe you can set the lens(assuming a zoom one) at those focal length which you mentioned and try shooting photos to see if it's workable for you. else you can try renting those lenses from shops.

    for the 70-200 f4L, my experience tells me that you will need good light in order for the lens to perform well. go for the IS version if possible. other than that, IQ is stellar, nothing much to complain about.

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    If you are traveling in a group, people will not keep waiting for you while you change your lens, not to mention you might have to run here and there trying to frame your shot. Are you sure you want fast primes instead of a zoom?

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    Honestly..nobody knows what lens is suitable to you except yourself. Maybe what we can offer is comments on the technical parts of the lens such as IQ etc.

    You seem to have 600D with other lens. If you shoot frequently you will know what focal length you prefer and whether you are ok with primes.

    Right now 600D on 28mm might not be wide enough for certain landscapes.

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    Before you decide on what lens to bring.. why not think about what you want/wish to shoot..then..from there decide which lens to bring or rent/buy.
    I feel its easier that way.

    If not.. since you are on crop body..a 18-200 would be the best (imo..)

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    Personally, I still think you might want to consider an ultra wide lens (in addition to your listing of lens) since the 600d has a 1.6x FOV. A wide angle will give you shooting opportunity for landscape regardless of where you are. I know it is a zoom but the EFS 10-22mm is often a good companion. Just watch out for distortion when taking pictures in urban cities.

    Applications (my personal style if I were not used the lens that you proposed including the wide angle of the 10-200 suggested) would therefore. be in the following manner:

    1) 10-22mm: wide angle application for landscape and urban cityscape.
    2) 28mm: street and anything interesting that caught the attention while roaming from places to places. I would also use the 28mm for group photos when the opportunity arises.
    3) 50mm: I tend to reserve that for a portrait usage on a single human subject at any one time.
    4) 70-200mm: this is a versatile zoom and therefore, I have different usage. Landscape when needed to isolate a certain scene from the rest. I would use it for faces of strangers while on the street. This is because I am not good at approaching for a picture and I prefer the paparazzi style of shooting from afar to capture the natural expression of people going about their daily lives.

    I hope this helps and again the above are just some of my personal style of going about in getting the images I need if I were to use the lens as listed in your post. Cheers and enjoy photography. The pictures is what brings the smile to your face.

    Quote Originally Posted by djviper View Post
    Hi guys,

    Thinking of a few lenses that i will be settling down with. What you guys think of 600D+ 28mm 1.8 USM+ 50mm 1.8+ 70-200mm F4 USM, for a walk around + Travel.

    Hoping to go FF in the near future.

    Last edited by oracle0711; 26th February 2012 at 10:30 PM. Reason: Choice of words used.
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    my personal preference and opinion.
    28mm on a crop body will be a little tight for landscape if tts what u intend to use it for.
    50mm on a crop body is neither here nor there tts y i sold mine.
    70-200 good for street portrait (cos im a little shy so i prefer the distance)

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    Hey guys thanks for the input .. Will go look at my exif and analyse.
    I agree 50mm is neither here nor there for me ..

    28mm because on a crop body = 44.8mm near to actual 50mm, so i dont have to plaster myself against the wall to take table shot lol

    was thinking of 70-200 for street as well (thanks oracal0711), quite shy also
    Last edited by djviper; 27th February 2012 at 08:32 AM.

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    On a 1.5 crop body, 25 to 35mm is a good range for a street camera!
    Samsung NX10+30mm, Fuji S6500FD

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    35mm or 50mm for street photography seems fine.

    for landscape, just use ur kit zoom lens
    D7000 + 50mm


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