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    We're Off to see Tassy. what lens should i buy

    Hi everyone
    The wife and i have booked a flight to Tassy for a week.
    I am using this as an escuse to but another Lens

    I have a 50D and
    24-105L lens inc. a UV & Circular Polarizer
    18-55 kit lens inc several filters , Circular Polarizer
    500mm Manual focus Prime elcheapo
    70-300 Tamron
    380EX flash

    lens i would like are
    10-22
    50 f/1.4 USM
    70-200 f/2.8 IS
    100 macro
    and a bird lens 100-400 ?
    but i can afford much, could manage the 10-22 or the 100 macro


    Anyone suggest what other lens i should get before the big trip.

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    Depends what you are keen on shooting. If you like landscapes, and there are plenty of beauties down here, something wide might be good. Macro lenses never go astray tho.
    Enjoy your trip.
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    I'd look at the 10-20 sigma and 90 tamron, you may be able to fit both into your budget and they are both excellent lenses.
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    i wouldnt buya single lens, what you have is fine.

    Id spend the money on beer
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    tassie is a really small place... hmm... can i suggest a macro lens?

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    And do you need a tripod with 2 heads??

    Not sure if you will be able to see the Sydney Harbour bridge even with a 500mm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwi View Post
    i wouldnt buya single lens, what you have is fine.

    Id spend the money on beer
    Definitely agree on the 1st point.

    And, sure... I'd go a
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    I'd go for the 100 macro
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    Yep What Kiwi said, you've got the lenses you need already.

    However 10-20 would be a nice addition to your kit as would a macro lens.

    If you can't afford both, go the macro.

    Don't forget your tripod and have a great trip

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    8-16 Sigma ftw esp for travel/landscape applications.
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    Id consider speedways advice. But I would also consider neither. Go with what youve got. Shoot with what your familiar instead of trying to learn to use a new lens in a new place. I find when I have a new toy I take photos that aim to show off the lenses features rather than the subject. It takes a while to settle that down and shoot with the subject in mind. May just be me.
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    The Macro, for most purposes the 24-105 you have is wide enough.

    Someone mentioned a 2 headed tripod, I'd suggest if you don't have a decent tripod and head buy that instead.
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    Go for the 10-22. You wont regret it. Believe me every corner you turn down there you will be blown away by all the landscape shots. By the time you get home, you might have worn the lens out.
    You'll love it, have fun and take heaps of shots .
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    thank for the replies
    I do have a tripod - Manfrotto Silver jubilee-all alloy, even the wingnuts and hinges.
    and a Gitzo monopod

    i need a head for the monopod - it's too short without one
    i have 2 of 8GB cf cards for the 50D - might need another 1 or 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allan Ryan View Post
    thank for the replies

    i have 2 of 8GB cf cards for the 50D - might need another 1 or 2
    quite possibly, but you could also possibly duck into a shop & get your cards dumped onto a memory stick or cd/dvd

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwi View Post
    i wouldnt buya single lens, what you have is fine.

    Id spend the money on beer
    nods in agreement. What u currently have is more than enough. When I went to Tas in June, I took down a 24-70mm, 70-200mm, and a 90mm Macro. I used the 24-70mm lens most of the time (90%) and occasionally mounting the 70-200mm, I did not get around to using the macro lens.

    You'll also discover that although most of the walks in Tas are well paved, you will come across a few steep ascents. I highly recommend taking 2, maybe 3 lens at most as it will become heavier and heavier as the day goes on.

    Don't forget you'll also need to bring a tripod.


    Taking into consideration water, food, and camera gear ... you're in for a big hike if you're going to be bringing all of your lens.
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    Allan,

    For the price of a EF-S 10-22, why not to get 2 x 2nd hand lenses instead so you can have a UWA + Macro lens.

    CameraMarket has a Sigma/Tamron 10-20 and also a Tamron 90mm macro for canon mount. Your 50D has micro adjustment so you don't have to worry too much about the AF.

    Just IMO

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    *Shakes head* @ comments that 24mm will be wide enough, esp on APS-C.
    Its barely wider than normal view, nothing wide about that...
    Last edited by R1titan; 10-09-2010 at 1:18pm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R1titan View Post
    *Shakes head* @ comments that 24mm will be wide enough, esp on APS-C.
    Its almost normal view, nothing wide about that...
    nah 50mm will be wide enough to tak all of tassie in from small boat 500m off shore at hobart

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