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    Default which lens should i bring?

    hi guys,
    i'm already planning my photography trip to asia (hkg & singapore) for about 1 month in november

    my question is which lens would you recommend for this trip,
    i'm using the canon 7D and i will definitly bring my 24-70L, thats for sure

    NOW - how much wide angle should i bring,
    my tendency goes to an UWA lens, something between 10 and 20mm
    maybe the canon 16-35L or tokina 11-16 or maybe even the canon 14L, i will see how the money situation will be,

    would you recommend to buy an UWA lens or a tele lens like the 70-200L from canon for this trip

    i'm photographing city- street- and landscape

    thanks for all help to make my decision

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    Default Re: which lens should i bring?

    personal preferrence 16-35L because tokina 11-16 will be just wide for landscrape... while 16-35 can be used to shoot people if you do not wanna change lens.

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    I typically travel with 11-16 because its perfect for landscape. 24-70 covers all your range for other shooting already, so you only need an UWA for detailed and tripod-ed landscape shoot.

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    Default Re: which lens should i bring?

    If you see something interesting and couldn't get near, no zoom
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    Tokina 11-16 plus ur 24-70L will do.
    I've been to HK and tokina 11-16 lens serve me well.
    But it depends on what you shoot. My preference is to shoot portrait of my wife, me and landscape or scenic view.

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    On a recent trip to Guilin China, i brought 2 camera bodies with me. As for lenses, I had tokina 11-16, sigma 30mm, sigma 50mm & sigma 150mm. On one of the bodies, the 11-16mm was always on, and I used it most of the time. The other body was always alternating between the 30mm and 50mm. The 150mm was the least used.

    i used the toki 11-16 for everything, including protraits. Some may think that UWA are not suitable for shooting people, but i personall like the "fun" perspective of that lens on people

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    Default Re: which lens should i bring?

    hi guys, thanks for the response so far,

    i guess i will take the tokina 11-16, it's probably the most suitable one for shooting landscapes and city/street,
    i have read the tokina is awesome in terms of quality so it will probably be my choice

    @Bukitimah: i don't need a tele lens with 100mm or more because:
    1st: i don't shoot animals or whatever and
    2nd: i always get close to my motive

    thanks to everyone
    now it's a question of money, tokina 11-16 or canon 14L
    thank again, bye

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