Suggestions for camera/lens combo for Italy

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Re: Suggestions for camera/lens combo for Italy
In reply to HappyTailz, 8 months ago

I agree with most of what darklamp said, except for the metering bit (a few Rebels of that generation had seriously inaccurate metering), so I won't repeat it. Well, much of it; maybe two sentences: 3fps is fine for everything sensible except sports if you know what you're doing (and it's not bad for sports either). T2i isn't grainy at ISO400 unless you've got a defect.

However, I would recommend renting a 6D, and using the 24-105. Why?

  1. Even knowing nothing about photography, you'll get better photos.
  2. You'll have a useful all-purpose lens (24-105mm).
  3. You'll learn the difference between the cameras. Especially the controls and the viewfinder will be much better, and generally, it will be more pleasant to use.

If you do rent the 70-200mm, get the f/4. The f/2.8 is too unwieldy to be practical. Personally, I much prefer something smaller than that even. I'm not sure in Canon, but Minolta had a 135mm f/2.8 which was 2.5"x3.26", 366 grams, and optically very good. That, and crops, makes for a very nice mild telephoto.

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