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    Travel Lens

    Ha! Here's a travel lens for you on a FF. Probably not wide enough for the Duomo in Firenze, but still, it's close to a one lens travel kit.

    http://bokeh.digitalrev.com/article/...on-ef-28-560mm

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    Wow! That thing is huge!

    298mm total lens length @ 28mm, so around 25cm or so minimum length.

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    Well, a 28-560 f2.8-5.6 means that the minimum size of the front element is going to be a massive 100mm! minimum length is 300mm but length when zoomed is 400mm!! That's one heck of a travel zoom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lance B View Post
    Well, a 28-560 f2.8-5.6 means that the minimum size of the front element is going to be a massive 100mm! minimum length is 300mm but length when zoomed is 400mm!! That's one heck of a travel zoom.
    Yep. It will require some big biceps, if the 28-300L is any guide.
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    The price of this lens (which I can't find) would have me scared $h!tless to travel with it. Looks impressive though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Filter View Post
    The price of this lens (which I can't find) would have me scared $h!tless to travel with it. Looks impressive though.
    One of the earlier rumours had it at $1700 but it was also rumoured to be a 100-600. The 28-300 is over $3,000, so I doubt that this one would be less if it actually exists.

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    One lens for the price of on four or more. Might weigh the same as them four lenses.The choices we don't have yet. mumble

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    All I need is a friendly bank manager oh and a full frame camera
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    This lens would seem to be BIG on versatility; however, I'd also carry something a bit more discreet or, in some locations, the user could end up being bludgeoned with the one travel lens.

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    I have the 28-300 which I love as a travel lens, but it gets heavy after a while. I can't imagine how it would be to carry around such a zoom.

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    Weight can be a serious problem when travelling. After all you want to be comfortable and take everything in.
    That is why I went for a small compact camera on my last trip to Europe.
    If you travel just to take great photos, well OK, but carrying around a heavy DSLR/Lens combo wears pretty thin after a while.
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    Seems like it would be a "jack of all trades, master of none" with such a large zoom range. If it has a high price tag I don't see it selling very well.

    If its not an L series and they can sell it under $2k AU then things might be different.

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    I read so many posts where the user wants a single lens to cover every situation.
    And here I was thinking one of the most useful features of SLR cameras was the ability to change lenses, and use the lens most suitable for each given situation.
    The rationale of "not wanting to miss a shot because I didn't have the 'right" lens on" or "I don't like changing lenses in case dirt/sand/dust/snow/rain (pick the one that suits) are common reasons users give for wanting to find a one lens suits all applications approach.
    It takes seconds to safely change lenses, and as you gain experience and develop your own style you'll "know" which lens is most appropriate in a given situation.
    I've been using SLRs and DSLRs since the late 70s and have never come across a situation where I couldn't change lenses safely simply by using the correct technique and common sense.
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