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    Default What Lenses to bring for Holiday in Japan?

    Will be going to Japan for a week in Jun and for those who have been there, need some tips on what equipment/lenses to bring and the good places to go for shoots.

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    Which camera do you use? I would take just the 28-135 IS.. a good range and general walkaround lens.. You should take a wide angle lens for landscapes like a 20/24mm or 17-40L... Just these two lenses should be enuff..

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    I am using the 300D. Yes I have the 28-135 as well as the 24-70 f/2.8L. Also have the 18-55mm that came with the camera and the 50mm f/1.8 II. So far this is what I have in my arsenal...Which should I bring or do I need a longer zoom lens like 70-200?

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    Quote Originally Posted by snappaholic
    I am using the 300D. Yes I have the 28-135 as well as the 24-70 f/2.8L. Also have the 18-55mm that came with the camera and the 50mm f/1.8 II. So far this is what I have in my arsenal...Which should I bring or do I need a longer zoom lens like 70-200?
    the 28-135 is good enough already. 28-70 is too heavy, 18-55mm is too lousy, the 50mm f/1.8 is good to bring too :>).

    70-200, optional, but I would not bring it if I were you, instead, I go get a 1.4x TC

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    bring your 24-70 lor. good enough. no need to bring too many lens. enjoy the trip.

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    Do I need a tripod too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by snappaholic
    Do I need a tripod too?
    if you are shooting nite cityscape yes... the cityscape at nite in shinjuku, Ginza area are fantastic...

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    OK then will bring one. Any other good spots in Tokyo, Kyoto or Hokkaido?

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    dude, just bring along your kit lens.... it's not as BAD as all said it's!

    Salim Madjd brought his Digital Rebel & kit lens and produced these (with his 1D):

    http://www.pbase.com/salim/japan_2004

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