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#1 toni-a

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Posted 12 October 2016 - 07:20 AM

I bought Canon 15-85 for my istambul trip, however I can always send it back, still have till tomorrow, the lens is in perfect condition, no focus problems, sharp all over the frame however I don't wanna be a lens hoarder most important not a kit lenses hoarder 

my options:

take 750D and 

take 10-18 plus 24-105L

take 10-18 plus 18-55 or 17-55 plus 100 macro or 70-300

take 15-85

or take 5D plus 24-105 plus 16-28 or just 24-105

 

So do you think is it worth keeping this lens ?



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Posted 12 October 2016 - 08:40 AM

Also:

Take the 10-18mm plus 15-85mm. Or take the 10-18mm plus 15-85mm plus 100mm macro. The options are endless. 



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Posted 12 October 2016 - 09:15 AM

You have a lot of overlapping lenses there! I would probably just take the 15-85, new toy and all.



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Posted 12 October 2016 - 09:31 AM

the story is I bought Canon 15-85 just for this trip, however I feel it would be a waste of money since I have alternatives, do you think I should send it back ?



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Posted 12 October 2016 - 11:15 AM

Tricky, I prefer the ergonomics of the 5d compared to the 760d so would probably go that way. I'm also a bit of wide junky so the 16-35 would be choice 1...however if i was wondering around all day in a strange city the lighter weight and less expensive looking 760d/10-18 would pip the 5d.

 

I wouldn't worry about which lens to take, you can get great photos with any, just play to the strengths of the one you take and enjoy using it. After All you're not going there to document something like you would with a wedding. 

 

if you just want to take a standard zoom I would probably take the 15-85. The wide end is much wider than the 17-55 and its smaller and lighter too.



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Posted 12 October 2016 - 01:03 PM

Of the lenses you ahve which one produce images that you like. If you like how the 15-85 render then use it and be happy. If you prefer the 24-105L then use it. If you think you will need to use the 10-18 but wont' want to take the effort to switch it then don't take it.-

 

We can't decide what works for you or which lenses produce the images you prefer. These are personal things. For myself there was a time when I traveled with 4 lenses exclusive (25f2.8 or 28f2.8, 35-70f4, 50f1.4 or 85f1.4,135f2.8). Today I rarely take more than 2 lenses and usually i'm more likely to grab my phone then the camera (I greatly prefer the camera; just not the bulk compare to the phone :)). -

 

I never liked the 18-55 or the 15-85 (which I like better than the 18-55) but while I hated the 18-55 I never hated the 18-85. That's me. My camera was an older model and maybe the sample you have is nicer or the body you use cause it to render differently.

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I really liked the olympus 12-60 (this is not relevant to your decision) but the body I used it with sucked - even though it produced nice images on that body. Today I'm transitioning from m4/3 to fuji but still use both (but rarely use a camera).

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I have never used the 17-55 but i hear it is very good but a lot shorter than 15-85 (I'm more concern about the long end than the short end - as 25mm is the sweet spot for myself on the short end (35mm). I never used the 24-105 (I hear mix things). I would never use the canon 5d; just too large for my taste (i grew up with om-1 and later used a contax aria).



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Posted 13 October 2016 - 03:44 PM

I bought Canon 15-85 for my istambul trip, however I can always send it back, still have till tomorrow, the lens is in perfect condition, no focus problems, sharp all over the frame however I don't wanna be a lens hoarder most important not a kit lenses hoarder 

my options:

take 750D and 

take 10-18 plus 24-105L

take 10-18 plus 18-55 or 17-55 plus 100 macro or 70-300

take 15-85

or take 5D plus 24-105 plus 16-28 or just 24-105

 

So do you think is it worth keeping this lens ?

Toni, buy a compact camera and you'll be happy, trust me! 



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Posted 13 October 2016 - 05:30 PM

Agree, x100t has replaced all that for me for travelling

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Posted 13 October 2016 - 10:38 PM

Hi Toni-a,

What did you decide?

I would think the 760d and the 15-85 would be sufficient for the trip. The 760D is ideal with the articulated screen, you can hold the camera in every angle, which comes in handy in narrow streets in the city.

Enjoy the trip and do not overthink your choice.

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#10 toni-a

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Posted 14 October 2016 - 07:59 PM

Major game changer.

my EFS 17-55 F2.8 IS is back from repairs and its focus is now spot on, it has been my preferred since almost  ten years  now, and I am very used to it.

It is out of question now I leave this lens home, so now it's easy: 10-18 plus 17-55 plus 100mm macro or 70-300 IS



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Posted 14 October 2016 - 10:21 PM

ENJOY your trip and do not forget to show us some pictures!

Kind regards,
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#12 toni-a

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Posted 16 October 2016 - 03:20 PM

Trip started with a small incident, I forgot my polarizer in the plane, but I can live without it 😊

#13 toni-a

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Posted 17 October 2016 - 08:48 AM

It is raining and overcast over Istanbul, time for a daymare: Going with wife to the souk and malls... When you pay for a dress the price of the best lenses....

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Posted 17 October 2016 - 05:11 PM

I did everything to have a lightweight camera bag, and travel light.

Then.... wife buys 2 kilos of cosmetics and beauty products and put them in your travel bag....

 

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Posted 17 October 2016 - 08:53 PM

<ROFL>

 

Your wife must have been most appreciative of you being so kind to remember allowing for space for her buying spree before going on this trip, toni-a :).

 

Kindest regards, Wim ;)



#16 toni-a

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Posted 22 October 2016 - 09:42 PM

Last day of my trip.
Didn't take many pictures but I met Obican and we did a great tour of photography shops.
As for the gear not at any instant I didn't have the lens I needed.
17-55f2.8 was the main lens and did an amazing job, 10-18 although slow was awesome for street photography. 8mm fisheye is a must have for architecture and interiors IMHO it was great for shooting ceilings in Topkapi palace.
70-300 unexpectedly very useful for birds even in flight and for the ships on the Bosphorus.
Lenses of little or no use: EFs 18-55 and 50mm f1.4 eclipsed by the versatility of 17-55 I didn't take the risk of traveling with a lens freshly out of repairs I brought them just in case 17-55 fails, it didn't.




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