D800 w/ 24-70 f2.8 or 50 f1.4 for Disneyland and Universal Studios Hollywood?

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Re: D800 w/ 24-70 f2.8 or 50 f1.4 for Disneyland and Universal Studios Hollywood?
In reply to Frankie11, Dec 20, 2012

Frankie11 wrote:

Hello all,

I'm going to Disneyland and Universal Studios this weekend and plan to bring my D800, but what I can't decide on is which lens to bring. 24-70 f2.8 or 50 f1.4?

24-70 f2.8 will be more versatile and 24 can come in handy for sleeping beauty's castle and the fireworks. However, this lens is fairly heavy and bulky in comparison. I'm planning on going onto rides, so the extra weight and size may also make it easier to get bumped around.

50 f1.4 of course is a lot lighter and smaller. But will I miss any critical shots because of the lack of a wider angle?

Opinions and advice welcome! thanks!

I think you'll find having the 24-70mm much more flexible than a fixed focal length. After all, you want to get just the right shot and having some zoom wiggle room to frame and crop your photo perfectly in-camera is priceless.

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