User Tag List

Thanks useful information Thanks useful information:  0
Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: going to HK. what lenses would you take?

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    17 Sep 2010
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    23
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    going to HK. what lenses would you take?

    ill be heading to HK and im umming and ahhing about taking the dslr with me.
    so the questions is if you had 3 lenses but could only choose 2 to take, what would you do?

    nikkor 16-35 f4
    nikkor 24-70 f2.8
    sigma 50 f1.4

    originally i was going to take the 24-70 + 50 for the night shots, but today i picked up the 16-35 and would think it would be great to take nice landscapes of the HK harbour at night. although im not so sure with the slow aperture and no tripod but then it does have VR

    i have a inclase sling so i cant take all 3 with me as ill have no room.
    decisions decisions

    what would you do?
    Last edited by tomee; 09-04-2011 at 10:58pm.

  2. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    27 Mar 2009
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    549
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by tomee View Post
    i have a inclase sling so i cant take all 3 with me as ill have no room.
    what would you do?
    Buy a bigger camera bag!


    EOS 1D MKIII x2, EOS 6D; Samyang 14 2.8 IF ED UMC, EF 17-40 4 L, EF 24-70 2.8 L, EF 50 1.4, EF 85 1.8, EF 70-200 2.8 L IS, EF 100 2.8 macro, EF 400 5.6 L, 1.4x II TC, EF25 ET; Speelite 580EX, 430EX; Nissin Di866II; Yongnuo YN560i/ii & YN460ii, YN622C's, RF602's; Gitzo GT3541XLS + Markins Q20i; Manfrotto 055XProB + Giottos MH1301; Manfrotto 680B c/w Kirk MPA-1; Tamrac Pro5, ThinkTank Airport Accelerator, Airport Antidote V2, Pro Speed Belt + Racing Harness + Modular Skin Set; Lightroom 5.3, Photoshop CS5.
    myflickr

    Scarlet letters aren't that bad.. I rather like L



  3. #3
    Account Closed Wayne's Avatar
    Join Date
    07 Dec 2009
    Location
    Eastside
    Posts
    1,639
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Too much overlap here really, but I would take the 2 zooms if these were all that is available to me.

  4. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    28 Aug 2008
    Location
    Adelaide
    Posts
    1,913
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    you can just buy and cheap and decent tripod from Wing Shing Cameras in Mongkok for 20-30 bucks for the ubiquitous and cliche harbour shots

  5. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    20 Mar 2008
    Location
    Glenorchy
    Posts
    4,040
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne View Post
    Too much overlap here really, but I would take the 2 zooms if these were all that is available to me.
    My thoughts too, or even just the 24-70 and do pano paste ups for wider scenes. A wall, rock, or cushion can do tripod duty. I take a handtowel in my camera bag so if I have to put it on the ground or other natural feature for a shot I have a clean (and dry) spot. Comes in very handy
    Odille

    “Can't keep my eyes from the circling sky”

    My Blog | Canon 1DsMkII | 60D | Tokina 20-35mm f/2.8 AF AT-X PRO | EF50mm f/1.8| Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM | Fujifilm X-T1 & X-M1 | Fujinon XC 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OIS | Fujinon XC 50-230mm F3.5-5.6 OIS | Fujinon XF 18-55mm F2.8-4R LM OIS | tripods, flashes, filters etc ||

  6. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    13 Sep 2010
    Location
    Adelaide
    Posts
    490
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    24-70 and the 50
    Table top tripod and the edge of a railing will do you harbour shots.
    24mm will be wide enough for street stuff and zoom to 70 for details or potraits.
    50 for night stuff in the streets and narrow dof
    The two zooms would be too bulky for me and 16-35 is too short.

  7. #7
    Ausphotography Regular swifty's Avatar
    Join Date
    18 May 2007
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    1,440
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Are you shooting DX or FX?
    24mm's quite wide but not ultra-wide for FX and I think it should suffice. So the 24-70 and the 50mm if you're shooting FX
    Nikon FX

  8. #8
    Member
    Threadstarter

    Join Date
    17 Sep 2010
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    23
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    yup shooting FX

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •