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    Can anyone recommend me a setup to bring to japan
    i will be using a Canon 400d
    Need advice on what lens to bring.
    (I will be going tokyo)

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    depend on ur shooting style.

    wat lenses u got?

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    going to rent lens...
    now im saving up for a body first
    im using a friend's 400d

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chipnchips View Post
    Can anyone recommend me a setup to bring to japan
    i will be using a Canon 400d
    Need advice on what lens to bring.
    (I will be going tokyo)
    If u're just taking general shots, the kit lens should suffice.
    Canon EOS 5D, 24-70 f/4 L IS, 50 f/1.2 L, 70-300 f/4-5.6 L IS, 600EX-RT. Sigma 12-24 f/4.5-5.6 EX.

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    Would you be using your friend's lenses as well? If yes, what would those be? What do you intend to shoot in Japan? Landscape? Street? Night scenes? Will you be in the rural or city? Not much info you have provided.

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    Thx snoweagle

    To ziploc:
    My friend has only the body.
    and
    I will be using it for landscape and street mostly.
    and some portrait shots.
    I will be in the city most of the time.
    I will be in Japan, Tokyo for a week.
    i will be just outside the city for a day or two
    Thx for replying (:
    Last edited by Chipnchips; 18th April 2009 at 10:22 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chipnchips View Post
    Thx snoweagle

    To ziploc:
    My friend has only the body.
    and
    I will be using it for landscape and street mostly.
    and some portrait shots.
    I will be in the city most of the time.
    I will be in Japan, Tokyo for a week.
    i will be just outside the city for a day or two
    Thx for replying (:
    There u go, just get the kit lens. If u've to rent, take the 18-200 IS or 17-55 f/2.8 IS.
    Canon EOS 5D, 24-70 f/4 L IS, 50 f/1.2 L, 70-300 f/4-5.6 L IS, 600EX-RT. Sigma 12-24 f/4.5-5.6 EX.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chipnchips View Post
    Thx snoweagle

    To ziploc:
    My friend has only the body.
    and
    I will be using it for landscape and street mostly.
    and some portrait shots.
    I will be in the city most of the time.
    I will be in Japan, Tokyo for a week.
    i will be just outside the city for a day or two
    Thx for replying (:
    10-22mm + 50mm + tripod.

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    the kit lens will serve you well if you intent to shoot some general photos and most of all, go light and enjoy your trip.

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    thx guys!
    to choose which 1 to rent
    the wideangle Canon 18-55 mm f3.5-5.6 IS
    or
    zoom lens Canon 28-135 mm f3.5-5.6 IS USM 10 (8)

    Thx Jlkk76
    and snoweagle and Ziploc!

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    In that case you could consider a wide to mid range zoom. I'm not a Canon user so my recommendation could be wrong, but depending on your budget, you could probably consider one the following items:

    17-55/2.8 IS USM
    18-200/3.5-5.6 IS
    An external flash
    A tripod
    A lens cleaning kit
    A bag to carry them around
    Last edited by ziploc; 18th April 2009 at 10:32 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chipnchips View Post
    thx guys!
    to choose which 1 to rent
    the wideangle Canon 18-55 mm f3.5-5.6 IS
    or
    zoom lens Canon 28-135 mm f3.5-5.6 IS USM 10 (8)

    Thx Jlkk76
    and snoweagle and Ziploc!
    28-135 not wide enough lor.. iu can just get 18-200..super zoom, solve all ur problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlkk76 View Post
    28-135 not wide enough lor.. iu can just get 18-200..super zoom, solve all ur problem.
    Yup agree. With 28mm you will only get around 45mm after the 1.6 crop factor, and that is not really wide enough for urban landscape.

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    so...
    which lens should i get?
    i will probably rent from paradigm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chipnchips View Post
    so...
    which lens should i get?
    i will probably rent from paradigm
    get a multi super zoom...solve ur problem and no need to chg lens.

    try either

    canon 18-200 or tamron 18-270 both got IS.

    oh yah, plus a tripod, best get a remote as well...gd for nite shoot.

    Sigma lens kinda heavy....just my 2 cents..

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    How many lenses are you willing to carry?

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    thx for ur advice jk
    max 2 lenses

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chipnchips View Post
    thx for ur advice jk
    max 2 lenses
    My recommendations, choose from

    1) 10-22 (If you like taking wide angle sceneries) or
    2) 18-55 (IS version) or
    3) 17-55 or 17-50 tamron

    +

    4) 55-250

    Would be sensible to rent and try for at least a day in Singapore before you embark on your trip. Then you'll have a better idea which ones serves your purpose and shooting style best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahbian View Post
    My recommendations, choose from

    1) 10-22 (If you like taking wide angle sceneries) or
    2) 18-55 (IS version) or
    3) 17-55 or 17-50 tamron

    +

    4) 55-250

    Would be sensible to rent and try for at least a day in Singapore before you embark on your trip. Then you'll have a better idea which ones serves your purpose and shooting style best.
    thx for ur advice
    hmm
    i wouldnt mind taking the 55-250 and 10-22

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    I suggest:

    1. Canon 10-22mm

    AND one of the following
    1. Canon 17-85mm IS
    2. Canon 18-200mm IS
    3. Tamron 17-50mm
    4. Canon 17-55mm USM
    5. Canon 17-40mm L

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