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    Default What Lens to hire for a trip to Scotland..

    Hi..

    I planning a trip to scotland in June next year I know it's a long way off but I want to reserve some lens for hire..

    I going to Hire the new 5D MKII and I was thinking of the following lens..

    Canon EF 14mm f/2.8 L II USM
    Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 L IS USM
    Canon EF 400mm f/4.0 DO IS
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    Canon Extender EF 2.0 x II

    Basically Hiring a Honda NSX and touring from Edinburgh to Glasgow Via Inverness

    What do think are these good choice ?

    Ian
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    Default Re: What Lens to hire for a trip to Scotland..

    It will all depend on what your are shooting mate. Personally, if it were just holiday style snaps with a few arty farty ones thrown in for good measure then I would go for:-

    Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L II USM
    Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM
    Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM

    And I would not bother with the extender, I have a Sigma 2x and very rarely use it unless it's for surf shots. As it kills the lens by two stops. Ouch.
    Don't forget the 5d is a full frame sensor so no crop factor to take into account. So a 10mm on my 40d would in reality be a 16mm lens (Crop factor is 1.6) So the 16mm on the first lens will be super wide angle for some nice panoramic shots, having a f2.8 is not a problem and you should be shooting on a tripod and need apertures of around F/8 to f/22. The 24-105 is an amazing lens and is on my want list, it's focal length is spot on for every day use and it's an L series lens so superb quality. And if you really need a long telephoto lens then a 100-400 is just right as it has IS and is L glass again so very high quality.

    Inc postage and ins that would set you back £146 for the week from [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] Where as your thoughts would be £212.87 plus the extender is only good for use on the 400mm

    Hope that helps mate. Out of interest where are your hiring the 5dMkII from??

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    Default Re: What Lens to hire for a trip to Scotland..

    Cheers Wingnut..

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    Default Re: What Lens to hire for a trip to Scotland..

    how long you got to travel ?

    THE BARON

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    Default Re: What Lens to hire for a trip to Scotland..

    1 week...

    either going Glasgow-Fort Williams-Inverness

    or edinburgh-aberdeen-inverness-fort williams-glasgow

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    Default Re: What Lens to hire for a trip to Scotland..

    good stuff, I was going to say Glasgow to Edinburgh is only about 1 hr on the M8

    glad your exploring, Loch Lomond is a great drive, then head to

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    lovely place to photograph

    back down through the Trossachs

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    Stirling Castle is a good trip

    maybe even head to the coast at Ayr and head south all the way to Stranraer

    loads to do

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    Default Re: What Lens to hire for a trip to Scotland..

    Cheers

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