Which one lens to bring on a cruise with port stops

Started Aug 17, 2013 | Discussions thread
chironNYC
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Re: Here is what I own
In reply to Searching, Aug 18, 2013

Searching wrote:

50D, 70D, 1DMK3, EFS602.8, 17-40 F4L IS, 50 1.4, 70-200 2.8L IS, 300 F4L IS, 420 EX and Metz 58.

I wanted to keep it simple, so I though 50 1.4 and 17-40L. I can still buy the 24 - 105 (not sure what version) but feel its not wide enough on my 1DMK3 which I want to bring. Cruise is in Eastern Canada finishing in New York City. Will stay in New York City for a couple of days.

I would buy the 24-105L f/4 IS (this is the only version--you can get a very good price on new-but-without-a-box lenses that come from disassembled kit sales of the 5d3 + 24-105). This is a perfect travel lens. The IS will give you a lot of flexibility in travel shooting, and the 24 mm should be wide enough for most situations.

Your 17-40, of course, is not an IS (typo on your part). If you can take other lenses, I would add the 17-40, and then possible the 50 1.4 to give you more light gathering in dim interiors.

But, don't be afraid to push up the ISO to keep the shutter fast and the images sharp--you can fix a lot of noise these days. Nothing ruins a picture more than camera movement.

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