What Lens to hire for a trip to Scotland..

Thread: What Lens to hire for a trip to Scotland..

  1. ise438's Avatar

    ise438 said:

    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
    And a
    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
    Last edited by ise438; 26th November 2008 at 05:47 PM.
     
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    [wingnut] said:

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    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??
     
  3. ise438's Avatar

    ise438 said:

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    Cheers Wingnut..
     
  4. baronvon's Avatar

    baronvon said:

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    how long you got to travel ?

    THE BARON
     
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    ise438 said:

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    1 week...

    either going Glasgow-Fort Williams-Inverness

    or edinburgh-aberdeen-inverness-fort williams-glasgow
     
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    baronvon said:

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    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

    THE BARON
     
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    ise438 said:

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    Cheers