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Holiday Kit?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by yellovrs, Aug 18, 2009.

  1. yellovrs

    yellovrs

    80
    Dec 21, 2008
    yorkshire
    I am going of on my jollys in a couple of weeks, touring round Europe mainly driving in the alps so lots of landscape ops also will be visiting Pisa and Maranello so some building and car shots. Haven't got masses of room but won't have to physically carry all the gear round at once, haven't got space for either a tripod or monopod though :( 

    So what lenses would people suggest? I was thinking of getting a sigma 10-20 and 30 f1.4 to compliment the 10 mm fisheye. Would you take anything with more reach and if so how much? Body is a D80

    tia
     
  2. Sangetsu

    Sangetsu

    543
    Apr 18, 2009
    東金市
    A 55-200 VR is an inexpensive and lightweight lens. It's got enough reach for what you'll find in the cities, and it's capable of delivering great images.
     
  3. JakeEbersole

    JakeEbersole

    Mar 11, 2009
    Jacksonville, FL
    Jake Ebersole
    Take your 18-55 and pick up a 55-200vr.
     
  4. I'd either pick up the 55-200VR or - if you don't need quite as much reach - the 28-105. It's an exceptional lens.
     
  5. gladjo

    gladjo Guest

    +1
     
  6. Yea....What he said, and maybe a nice P&S as back-up?

    GenoP
     
  7. Andrew -

    The 10-20 will be great for those wide vistas in the Alps, and your 30/1.4 will be excellent for interior low-light shots. Without room for a tripod, I'd say throw your 18-55 VR in the bag and you'll be fine - if cramped for room, that would be the one I'd leave behind.

    My guess is that most of your opportunities for shots won't need anything longer.

    As far as the fisheye goes . . . I'll offer that, despite having seen some exceptional shots from it around these parts, for me it is an acquired taste sort of like oysters, tofu and broccoli, all of which I enjoy but aren't on my menu everyday :smile:

    Sounds like a great trip!

    Eric
     
  8. yellovrs

    yellovrs

    80
    Dec 21, 2008
    yorkshire
    Thanks for the replies folks. So long as the weather holds up the trip will be awesome and I look forward to boring you all in the near future :) 
     
  9. JakeEbersole

    JakeEbersole

    Mar 11, 2009
    Jacksonville, FL
    Jake Ebersole
    Have fun. Make sure you share some pictures when you get back.
     
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