LA-EA2 vs. EF Speedbooster

Started Apr 16, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: LA-EA2 vs. EF Speedbooster
In reply to Serhan2, Apr 17, 2013

Serhan2 wrote:

Couple questions, where are you going to in Turkey and what you want/like to shoot?

I wouldn't buy SB and a Canon zoom if you don't own one... One reason being too big combo and the corners will be worse if you use it for architectural shots. If you are not used to shooting manual focus, it might be slow for streets. The streets are usually not wide so I prefer to add a wider lens option if I were you.  However when I was there, I shot with from a P&S to Sigma dp2 to olympus ep's with kit lens/omd:

http://www.pbase.com/sc_20170/turkey

Last year I was carrying 7-14  (equiv to 14-28mm), 12-35  (equiv to 24-70mm) and 14-150mm with OMD. 14-150 was only used at Bosphorus tour. Otherwise 7-14 or 12-35 was on the camera and sometimes only Sony RX100 (28-100mm). I didn't upload much from those photos but I was comfortable using a Sony RX100 even in low light since I was mostly shooting on the wide side in the streets:

http://www.pbase.com/sc_20170/ist2012

I'll be going to Istanbul, Cappadocia, and Selcuk. I want to shoot everything.   Seriously, I will definitely be taking pics of architecture and landscapes.  Also some shots of my traveling companions.  I probably won't do too much street photography of people/individuals.  Maybe some general crowd scenes but I'm not usually comfortable taking pictures of strangers.
On the particular zoom I was looking at, it's actually about the same length with the Speedbooster as the 55-210.  It is heavier and wider but still relatively lightweight as far as camera gear goes.  I know the extreme corners would suffer but I don't currently have a superior option anyway. 
I find my usual range seems to be from about 18-30 on APS-C.  Of course I don't have anything wider currently(other than the fisheye) so I don't know from experience how I'll use a wider lens.  I do like to have a bit of a tele option though.  Sometimes it's nice to be able to pick out a detail like a gargoyle or frieze on a building or a face in a crowd.

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