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    Default Which configuration is best for oversea

    I going to Taiwan for overseas study for 6 months or so. I recently sold my 10D to upgrade to 20D. I also had a panasonic FZ7. I had a Tamron 18-200 lens as well. I thinking of selling away my 18-200 lens to buy another set of lens. Currently this is what I'm thinking of:

    1. Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 / Canon 70-200 f4L / Canon 50mm f1.8
    2. Sigma 17-70mm f2.8-4/Canon 70-200 f4L / Canon 50mm f1.8
    3. Tamron 18-200 / Canon f1.8
    4. Sigma 10-22 / Tamron 18-200 / Canon f1.8
    5. Tamron 17-50 f2.8 / Canon 70-200 f4L/ Canon 50 f1.8

    So no idea which set of lens should I buy and bring over there. So any suggestion pple? I thinking of going there, taking portraits and going to concerts to take singers. Also some landscapes.

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    Default Re: Which configuration is best for oversea

    there is a sigma 10-22? there is only canon 10-22. i think sigma only 10-20

    1) is out if you want landscapes, not wide enough, i would personally think that you should avoid 3) .. superzooms/ultrazooms are convenient, but have visibly inferior optical quality.
    2) and 5) look like good sets with no overlapping, etc.

    i don't understand 4). why do you want a 18-200 when you have super duper 10-20 wide angle already, might as well get sigma 70-300, it is soft at the 300 end but from 70-200 for the price the quality is good (although not very fast).. and even has a "psuedo-macro" option.

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    Default Re: Which configuration is best for oversea

    Quote Originally Posted by des1984 View Post
    I going to Taiwan for overseas study for 6 months or so. I recently sold my 10D to upgrade to 20D. I also had a panasonic FZ7. I had a Tamron 18-200 lens as well. I thinking of selling away my 18-200 lens to buy another set of lens. Currently this is what I'm thinking of:

    1. Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 / Canon 70-200 f4L / Canon 50mm f1.8
    2. Sigma 17-70mm f2.8-4/Canon 70-200 f4L / Canon 50mm f1.8
    3. Tamron 18-200 / Canon f1.8
    4. Sigma 10-22 / Tamron 18-200 / Canon f1.8
    5. Tamron 17-50 f2.8 / Canon 70-200 f4L/ Canon 50 f1.8

    So no idea which set of lens should I buy and bring over there. So any suggestion pple? I thinking of going there, taking portraits and going to concerts to take singers. Also some landscapes.
    My personal take would be 2 & 5... maybe I can suggest another config:

    6. Sigma 10-20 / Tamron 17-50 f2.8 / Canon 70-200 f4 / Canon 50 f1.8

    This config helps you cover the range you need with adequate aperture. You most probably find that a lens with the range of 17-50 would stay on your camera most of the time because it has the wides to the normal range. The ultra wides of 10-20 are good for landscapes, scenery, etc. The telephotos of 70-200 are good to take shots of people who are unaware you are near. The 50 f1.8 can be used in many situation, e.g portraits, and even some macro with a close up filter.
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