A&P Trip to Israel

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  1. Chicle

    Chicle New Member

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    Alright so this June I have an awesome opportunity to go to Israel and take part on the trip as the photojournalist. I know that I have got a lot to learn before I go and I'm super excited. My question for you all is what should I be looking at to purchase? I currently have a Rebel XTI, I may possibly upgrade to a 30d or 40d but not sure. Lens wise I have the 17-85mm a 50mm f/1.8 and I might have a 70-200mm f/4 but I'm not sure I would even want to bring it. I am looking at purchasing the Dakine Mission Photo bag and another external portable hard drive.

    What are some other things you think I should be looking at to buy before I go?
     
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    I would definitely upgrade to the 30D/40D for the better build quality, ergonomics, better noise handling, better AF, and faster fps.

    The 70-200 f4 is nice, especially if you are going to be shooting outdoors. If you plan on shooting people indoors, you could also consider the 85mm f1.8.
     
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    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    upgrade the body, and rent new glass.

    i'd bring something wide, something in the middle, and something tele.

    10-22, 24-70, and 70-200 would do it
     
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    You should get some use out of the 70-200. If you can't afford the Canon 10-22 try pick up the sigma equivalent which is pretty shit hot. Enjoy the trip you lucky sob!
     
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    thanks guys, I've been looking at the 10-22 and maybe i can rent one for the trip.

    The 70-200 i'm not sure of just cuz we will be outdoors mostly and visiting a lot of different sites. I think for the most part we will be fairly close to everything so I'm not sure i would need the extra zoom outside of the 85mm.
     
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    Honestly I'd stick with something equivalent to 10-22 and 17-50~. There is no need to carry more weight, unless you are certain you are going to use the 70-200 for something.
     
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    thats what I was thinking, thanks
     
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    if anything rent the 24-105L and 10-22 equivalent ...that way you'll get some reach and still be on the wide end.
     
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    Should I really rent the 24-105L when I already have the 17-85? And i am thinking that I will probably be renting the Canon 10-22
     

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