Light walkaround prime for Haiti

Started Mar 29, 2014 | Discussions thread
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diness Senior Member • Posts: 1,971
Light walkaround prime for Haiti

Hey all,

I am going to Haiti this summer and I would like my 6d to be as inconspicuous and light as possible.  This obviously takes out my 70-200, and also takes out my 24-105 in my mind.  I want the camera to not look super expensive and with all the walking, I want it to be light, but I do still want to take nice pictures obviously.  Most of the pictures will be people pictures, but there will also be some of the places.  I'd like to get a cheap, light prime that's really flexible, but obviously this prime will be used after this trip too.  What would you recommend?  Here are my contenders..

40mm 2.8 pancake - cheap, super light and small, unfortunately only 2.8

50mm 1.4 - sharp, 1.4 which is great, toward the top end of my budget, not as small

50mm 1.8 II - super cheap and small, not as sharp as the others?

35mm f2 non-IS - kind of expensive for what it is compared to the others.  Possibly a little wider than what I'm looking for?

any recommendations between these, or maybe you have something else?

 diness's gear list:diness's gear list
Canon EOS 6D Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L USM Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM
Canon EOS 6D
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