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Offline didispeed

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Camerabag for the states
« on: July 10, 2012, 06:34:39 PM »

I'm going to America in a week and a half, and I haven't figured out which lenses to take along.
My wife will carry the a580 with the 16-80 CZ attached, and I will take the a700.
I thought about the 24mm prime for cityscape's and the 50mm prime for some portraitshots.
But then there's the question, My new Sigma 70-200 f2.8 (1.5kg) or the 70-300 f4.5-5.6 (800g)
What would you take?

We will do New York, Florida, Everglades and coral reefs and Washington

Any suggestions?

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Offline panoramix24

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Re: Camerabag for the states
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2012, 06:24:49 PM »
I would go for reach of the 70300. Light will never be an issue in the Everglades or the streets of dc.
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Re: Camerabag for the states
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2012, 01:18:10 PM »
The long lens depends if you are going to do more city photography (where the shallow DOF of the 70-200 f2.8 can be useful to blur out the background) or wildlife out side the city in which case the extra reach of the 70-300 is usefull.  Or be like me and take it all :)
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