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    Default Which Lens to bring to Bali ?

    Hey guys, i'm going to Bali in september with some of my friends.
    there we will be trekking and visiting temples and those kinda ancient ruins kinda thing.
    we would see many landscape areas, village areas, Architectural buildings and jungle areas.

    So which lens should i rent to bring over there?

    I'm looking for a lens that can take good landscape as well as up close shots, possiblely in one lens. I will be brining my 18-55mm f3.5 and my 50mm f1.8.

    here are some of the lenses that i can rent under my budget.
    taken from paradigm's thread on canon photographic equipment rentals canon photographic equipment rentals

    the ones listed here are the ones i can afford to rent....

    Wide Angle

    1)Peleng 8mm f3.5 Circular Fisheye lens (manual focus)
    2)Canon 10-22 mm f3.5-4.5 USM (EF-S)
    3)Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 EX DG ASPHERICAL HSM (for 1.6 crop factor & full-frame bodies)
    4)Canon 16-35 mm f2.8 L USM Mk I
    5)Canon 17-35 mm f2.8 L USM
    6)Canon 17-40 mm f4 L USM
    7)Canon 17-55 mm f2.8 IS USM (EF-S)
    8)Canon 17-85 mm f4.5-5.6 IS USM (EF-S)
    9)Sigma 18-50 mm f2.8 non macro
    10)Tamron 17-50 mm f2.8 non macro
    11)Canon 18-55 mm f3.5-5.6 IS (EF-S)

    Zoom lens

    12)Canon 24-70 mm f2.8 L USM
    13)Canon 24-105 mm f4 L IS USM
    14)Canon 28-135 mm f3.5-5.6 IS USM

    Telezoom lens

    15)Canon 35-350mm f/3.5-5.6 L USM
    16)Canon 70-200 mm f4 L USM
    17)Canon 70-200 mm f4 L IS USM
    18)Canon 70-200 mm f2.8 L USM
    19)Canon 100-400 mm f4.5-5.6 L IS USM

    Specialty lenses

    20)Canon 50 mm f/2.5 Compact Macro
    21)Tamron 90 mm f2.8 SP AF Di Macro 1:1
    22)Hartblei MC - Super Rotator Tilt-Shift 80 f2.8 (Canon Mount)
    23)Canon 24mm Tilt-shift f3.5 L Mk I

    Prime lens

    24)Canon 15 mm f2.8 Fisheye
    25)Zenitar 16mm f/2.8
    26)Canon 24 mm f2.8
    27)Canon 35 mm f1.4 L USM
    28)Canon 50 mm f1.4USM
    29)Canon 50 mm f1.8
    30)Canon 85 mm f1.8
    31)Canon 85 mm f1.2 L USM Mk II
    32)Canon 135 mm f2 L USM
    33)Canon 300 mm f4 L IS USM
    34)Canon 400 mm f5.6 L USM
    35)Kenko 500 mm f 6.3 Mirror lens (Canon Mount)

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    Default Re: Which Lens to bring to Bali ?

    Would recommend the Canon 10-22 for landscape =) and maybe the Tamron 90mm macro for close ups when you need it

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    Default Re: Which Lens to bring to Bali ?

    if you are well -acquitted with travel, you will realise that every focal length can be useful at any point in time. that said, no one can cover all focal lengths up to 700mm, so this is what i suggest: you rent a UWA, and then get a telephoto zoom to fill in the gaps.

    you never know when you want longer reach.

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    16-35 and 100-400.

    16-35 has f2.8 useful for night shot and 16 is wide enough for landscape.

    100-400 for tele...
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    Default Re: Which Lens to bring to Bali ?

    10-22mm + 70-200mm zoom with your 18-55mm and 50mm and you should be well covered

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    Default Re: Which Lens to bring to Bali ?

    i suggest you keep your lens at home since you are renting some lens (make full use of it!)

    Suggestion 1-
    Canon 10-22 mm f3.5-4.5 USM (EF-S) - This is for you to take landscape
    Canon 17-55 mm f2.8 IS USM (EF-S) - This will be your walkabout lens
    Canon 70-200 mm f4 L USM - If you need that zoom

    The above lens, only 17-55 is heavier then the rest.

    Suggestion 2-
    Canon 24-105 mm f4 L IS USM - This will be your walkabout lens + landscape (if you are not particular about the wideness)
    Canon 70-200 mm f4 L USM - If you need that zoom

    Both lens weight almost equal.

    Just my humble suggestion.

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    Default Re: Which Lens to bring to Bali ?

    and a CPL filter
    1Ds II | EF 16-35L| EF 24-105L | EF 35f/2.0 | EF 50f/1.8 | EF 85f/1.8 | EF 100L |EF 70-300L| EX 550

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    Default Re: Which Lens to bring to Bali ?

    I went to Bali several times.
    A lot of caves, performances, scenes may require a UW and fast film.
    While zoom is much more versatile, you will find yourself running into a lot of low light situations.
    Evening/Night is MUCH more beautiful than day. So you need support and wide aperture.

    My usual setup
    F801s + Tokina 17mm F3.5 Great for land scape, sunset, Jimbaran beach, etc
    F90s + 50mm F1.4 Great for evening by the swimming pool, people shots
    F801s + Tamron 90mm F2.8 macro Great for macro, etc and far reaching subjects
    (also, 28mm F2 and 180mm F2.8 for standby)

    For DSLR (2 bodies or 1 body), I would take the
    Canon 10-22 mm f3.5-4.5 USM (EF-S)
    Canon 70-200 mm f2.8 L USM (you will find the 2.8 very useful for performances, etc)

    These two will be very useful.
    Last edited by Nikkornos; 14th July 2010 at 05:39 PM.
    MF Film user. Nikon D800 works too.

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    Default Re: Which Lens to bring to Bali ?

    Thanks for all the responses, i understand what i would most likely need

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