A&P Going to London...need to rent lenses

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  1. Aero277

    Aero277 OT Supporter

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    I'm leaving for London in 3 weeks to visit my g/f who's working at an internship there for a few months. While I'm there we'll also be going to Amsterdam for a few days and doing all of the touristy stuff she's been saving for when I come visit.

    Right now all I have is my XSi and the 50mm f/1.8, no kit lens, and while I can afford to buy a lens right now, I couldn't comfortably do so and potentially rent another. I know I'll definitely need a wide angle, so I'm debating between the Tokina 11-16 and the Canon 10-22. My real problem is whether I should rent a 17-55(or 50) f/2.8, or get the 70-200 f/2.8L.

    I'm just not sure how much use I'd get out of the 70-200, and I'd have to depend on my 50mm for the entire 23-69mm focal range. :hs:
     
  2. Wobistdu

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    when i was in amsterdam i used my 11-16 the whole damn time. the 70-200 would be worthless in amsterdam, unless you want to take spy shots of the girls in the windows.

    however, if i had my 17-50 at the time i would have used that the whole time.
     
  3. xenon supra

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    I'd say your best bet is the 11-16 and 17-55 combo. You don't really even need to bring the 50.

    If you can only have one I'd do the 17-55.

    When I was abroad, I took 75% of my photos with a 24-70 and ~25% with my 14-24. (on full frame)
     
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    why not just buy the tammy 17-50?
     
  5. dmora

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    wide angle... the end.
     
  6. Wobistdu

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    dawt

    this pretty much solves the problem. 17mm is wide enough, even on a crop for touring europe
     
  7. ace3

    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    10-22 for sure
     
  8. Aero277

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    I've been wanting to buy the Tamron 17-50, but they get snatched up so quickly, and ideally I'd like to spend less than 325 shipped.

    So I'm definitely going to pass on the 70-200. I feel as though I'll really wish I had the 11-16 if I don't rent it. If I buy the 17-50, that'll probably be all I get, but if I rent it, would it be justifiable to rent both lenses?

    The only other problem I have is figuring out how I'm going to pack my camera, lens, flash, and laptop as a carry-on in addition to my actual carry-on luggage.
     
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    What are you photographing? If you want to shoot candids or people you could need the extra reach. If it's architecture then you only need to go wide.
     
  10. Wobistdu

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    Aero for what it's worth, let me share my European experience.

    I went over there just 3 months after purchasing my D90. I went with the tokina 11-16, nikon 55-200, and a 35 and 50 prime.

    Walking around over there switching lenses out was fucking annoying. I was carrying around the lowepro 350 backup on my back the whole time.

    I mostly used the wide angle. The 35 prime was 2nd and the 55-200 was 3rd. I think you will enjoy it more with just one lens. People disagree with me, but on a vacation like that the 17mm on the tamron is perfect.

    I was flying with my dad yesterday in our small plane. I jumped in the backseat to take pics of our house and stuff. On final approach, I took a picture forward with my dad landing and the runway. Even in that small ass plane, 17mm on the tamron was wide enough.
     
  11. Wobistdu

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    I'm going again in fall. The Tamron 17-50 probably won't leave the camera. It's much more fun to take just the body/lens and a small shoulder bag out. I hated trying to find room for the backpack in restaurants/bars/smoke shops.
     
  12. Aero277

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    It'll pretty much be just architecture and pictures of my g/f and myself. I'm sure I'll take a few candids, but honestly, probably not enough to justify renting and lugging around the 70-200.

    I've been looking into bags, and I really, really, don't want to lug around a big bag.
     

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