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03-16-2008, 10:19 AM   #16
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i'll vouch for the 21, it's great, and much more portable ... compared to the 14, it's more usable as a walkaround lens too... kinda like those old small wide angle film P&S cameras

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I presume you have also considered the advantages of weather-proof lenses and have decided that is not necessary?
Well I'm in the middle of the Gobi desert... sooo weather-proofing or splash-proofing isn't my top priority
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Well I'm in the middle of the Gobi desert... sooo weather-proofing or splash-proofing isn't my top priority
Well, sand proof might be of interest to you instead ...
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Well, sand proof might be of interest to you instead ...
plus, have you seen how far a camel can spit?

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plus, have you seen how far a camel can spit?
lol not yet, the site is fenced off and we can barely go outside the perimeter... almost like prison lol
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Change of plans I decided to go with this travel combo.

21, 35, 43, 50, 77 and 18-250
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QuoteOriginally posted by CapitaineAbitibi Quote
Change of plans I decided to go with this travel combo.

21, 35, 43, 50, 77 and 18-250
That's not a bad setup, although I'm not sure I see the point in having both the 43Ltd and a 50mm.

And I think you might miss something wider than 18mm. But that depends on your shooting habits. Plus there's nothing really wide *and* really small at the same time...
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...except for the 10-17 (not a limited, but not much bigger than the FA 50), but then you have to deal with the distortion.

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...except for the 10-17 (not a limited, but not much bigger than the FA 50), but then you have to deal with the distortion.
Yeah I already have this one... I'm considering adding it to the arsenal but really not sure yet.
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If you are taking the 18-250mm, what is the point of bringing DA21mm? There is no speed advantage and angle is not wider. I would choose 12-24mm over 21mm. The extra weight is definitly worth it for the 12mm wide. The extra 2mm wider than the 14mm is significant. The zoom also provides flexibility while maintaining good sharpness. So I would bring 12-24 with 43, 77, or 12-24 with 18-250 plus 43 for low light indoor.

BTW, I would also bring an air blower and LENS pen. If you change lens alot in your trips, you will need to clean the sensor.
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The 14 is big and heavy (relatively speaking), but the wide angle is worth it (if you know how to use it). I just got back from a trip to southern Utah hiking through some slot canyons, and WOW! I didn't bother with any other lens besides my 14mm while in the canyons. There were a few places where a less-wide lens might have been a little more desirable, but I still got some amazing pictures from it. 'Course, now the cap and hood are scratched up, but hey, it was worth it.

Looked over your 14mm pics, very nice work. might i inquire as to the time of day you shot the slot canyon pics? will give me an idea of the lens light gathering ability.
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