Need Advice for Italy Trip

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Need Advice for Italy Trip
Apr 1, 2009

Next week my family and I depart for a 12 day trip to Italy. We will fly into Zurich and travel to Milan, Venice, Siena, Florence and Rome. For the past 4 years my travel kit has consisted of the EF-S 10-22, 17-85IS and 70-300 DO. It has it's strengths and weakness but it covers a great range with a relatively compact and light payload. For trips where size and weight are not a major consideration, I will travel with a 24-70L and 70-200 2.8L.

For this trip, I have decided to take a 50D and 17-55IS and a travel tripod. No other lenses or equipment. I want to pack relatively light because we will be traveling by train from city to city and toting our luggage around. Also, we will be touring quite a bit on foot so I don't think my back can take all day walks with a heavy load.

Here is my question. Will I miss the longer end or more importantly, will I miss the 10-22? I figure 80 to 90% of my shots will be in the 17-55 range. Is this a good assumption? I understand this question is somewhat dependent on shooting style but I would be interested in hearing your opinions.

Any other general advice would also be welcome.


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