A&P Lens recommendation v.rental

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  1. hootpie

    hootpie New Member

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    I want to rent a lens from lensloaners.com for next weekend. My wife and I are taking a weekend trip to Big Bear, CA to do a little hiking/stargazing, so I need a good all-around lens.

    I was looking at the 24-105mm f/4L and the 24-70mm f/2.8L USM. Any recommendations?
     
  2. BumbleBeeTuna

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    do you need the 2.8? the 24-70 is heavy as shit if you're going to be hiking all day. You might benefit from the extra range and IS from the 24-105.
     
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    I'm assuming you're on a crop body? 17-55 f/2.8 IS. Wider for some landscape shots, f/2.8, IS, and lighter.
     
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    that works too, totally forgot EF-S lenses
     
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    17-55 2.8 IS. Godlens for crop body. I'm thinking about buying one. But I've found i shoot in the 35-50mm range most so I may go for the brick after all :/
     
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    50mm prime. Love walking around with that.
     
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    that;'s something you buy :big grin:
     
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    probably by far my favourite efs lens
     
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    Not unless it's a 1.2L :naughty:
     
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    Yes, it will be going on a crop body (40D). I should have mentioned that I have the Tamron 17-50 f2.8. I'm not a big fan of the IQ that comes out of it though. I guess I could just rent the Canon 17-55, but I wanted to try something with a different range. Plus, that lens is OOS on lensloaners.com
     
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    We're going to be out at night, so the extra stops would come in handy.
     
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    24-105 IMO. lighter, more range, IS is nice for hand held slower exposure.

    if you want wide angle just shoot a few pictures and stitch a pano together :)
     
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    are you gonna be taking pictures of mostly stationary stuff (landscapes, posed photos, etc)? if so, the 24-105 f/4 would be great -- given you'll be using it for what you said youll be using it for. the IS could come in handy at night, as well as the reach during your hikes and stuff. plus it's lighter.
     
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    24-105 f/4 it is. Placing the order right now Mike :h5:

    Edit: Do you think you can get it to me by Wednesday of next week? We're heading up to Big Bear on Friday night.

    Edit #2: Just PM'd you. Looks like your site only has 1-day and 3-day select...1-day is $72 though :eek4:. Can you ship 2nd day air or no?
     
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