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07-28-2008, 08:22 AM   #16
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From the lenses on your list...

FA 50/1.4 (definitely a must for low-light photography)
FA 28-105 (is your's the 3.2-4.5 version? If so, take it! It will be your most used lens.)
DA 10-17 (only if you have room and want to carry it, 28mm just isn't wide enough for a lot of things)

If your 28-105 is not the 3.2-4.5 version, take the Tamron 28-75 instead.
If you have room for one more small one, throw in the DA 70.

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QuoteOriginally posted by hwblanks Quote
Primes--
FA20/2.8: lightweight and pretty fast
FA50/1.4: lightweight and even faster

Zooms:
28-75/2.8: fast and good focal range
75-300: this one would come in handy if you're planning on hitting up Animal Kingdom

Filters:
Most definitely a polarizer
Possibly a ND--both it and the polarizer will help when the sun is shining extra bright
Pretty much the same I was thinking, though I might toss in the 10-17 for a little creative edge inside the park(s), and possibly the 105mm for the flora/maco.
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QuoteOriginally posted by gokenin Quote
Hello people I would like to pose a challenge. I am going on a trip to disney world in a few months and I was wondering from the list in the signature what would you take?
Conditions - looking to travel light , dim interior shots, hazy sun shots at the parks, don't mind changing lenses, shots of buildings, shots of plants and some people.
Also would anyone recommend filters knowing the conditions (possible bright sun, possible hazy sun).
looking forward to any and all reccomendations
I like to travel light also, so I went with the DA21, DA35 and DA70. With SR and ISO800, I can shoot in *fairly* low light conditions without much problem. However, you might want to swap one or two of the DA's for a fast FA prime or two to get even more low-light capability.
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I'd take the 10-17 because I think that at one time or another you will want something wider than 20mm. If you are fairly certain that you won't need the 'wide side' leave the 10-17 home and take the 20mm. Bring the Tamron 28-75 for sure, I imagine that this lens will take most of the pics. Bring either the 43 ltd, or one of the 50 F1.4's, doesn't matter which of the three. It will be your "low light interior" lens. For "reach" I'd bring either the M200, the Tak 200 or the Tamron 70-300. I don't know the Taks, but the M200 is a fairly light lens, I'd be leaning towards that one.
If it was my kit I'd go: 10-17; Tamron 28-75; 43ltd and M200. Filters, I'd bring a 67 circular polarizer for the tamron and leave it at that.

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28-75

see the only thing is that I am one of those people that never really fell in love with the lens. I have it and I use it because its a great lens but I never really loved how it feels. So am not sure lugging it around the parks would be something to look forward to. I was thinking of leaning towards the Fa 28-105(f4-5.6 ) its not as fast but feels better. See thats the problem too many options
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QuoteOriginally posted by gokenin Quote
see the only thing is that I am one of those people that never really fell in love with the lens. I have it and I use it because its a great lens but I never really loved how it feels. So am not sure lugging it around the parks would be something to look forward to. I was thinking of leaning towards the Fa 28-105(f4-5.6 ) its not as fast but feels better. See thats the problem too many options
In that case, go:
FA28-105,
FA 20,
One fast 50,
DA 70 limited.
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Try the all prime kit.

FA 20
A28
FA43LTD
DA70LTD
M150

They are all relatively small and cover a wide range. They are small enough you might even sneak the DA 10-17FE in there.

I say why have such nice prime lenses if they are not put to good use.
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QuoteOriginally posted by gokenin Quote
see the only thing is that I am one of those people that never really fell in love with the lens. I have it and I use it because its a great lens but I never really loved how it feels. So am not sure lugging it around the parks would be something to look forward to. I was thinking of leaning towards the Fa 28-105(f4-5.6 ) its not as fast but feels better. See thats the problem too many options
Is the reason you don't love how it feels is because you think it's too heavy?
Perhaps you should consider trading it for a Sigma 17-70. It's lighter by 2 ounces (16 oz. vs. 18 oz. for the 28-75), plus it has a greater range and has a decent close-up feature that will come in handy for those plants. If you were to go this route, then you could leave the FA20 at home because on the 17-70, you can open it all the way up to 2.8 at 20mm. Unless you want to go wider than 17, you could get away with a 3-lens kit (17-70, 75-300, and either the 43 or 50 for low light).

If you want to go even lighter, then there's always the Tamron 17-50/2.8 which weighs in at 15.2 oz.

Just something else to think about...
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Look at what I found on Adorama:
27997 Pentax SMCP-FA 28-105mm f/3.2-4.5 AL Standard Auto Focus Zoom Lens with Hood

I say sell the 28-105/4-5.6 and get this one for $209.95 shipped.

You could take the 20, and the 28-105/3.2-4.5 and weight won't be an issue at all.

This lens tempts me, as well as the *50-135. The 28-105 would make a nice complement to the DA12-24 that I'm going to eventually get.

Just when I thought it was safe to say I was done with LBA...

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QuoteOriginally posted by hwblanks Quote
Is the reason you don't love how it feels is because you think it's too heavy?
Perhaps you should consider trading it for a Sigma 17-70. It's lighter by 2 ounces (16 oz. vs. 18 oz. for the 28-75), plus it has a greater range and has a decent close-up feature that will come in handy for those plants. If you were to go this route, then you could leave the FA20 at home because on the 17-70, you can open it all the way up to 2.8 at 20mm. Unless you want to go wider than 17, you could get away with a 3-lens kit (17-70, 75-300, and either the 43 or 50 for low light).

If you want to go even lighter, then there's always the Tamron 17-50/2.8 which weighs in at 15.2 oz.

Just something else to think about...
Heather
I was thinking about it and it may sound snobish but I have just grown to like primes. They give you a sense of stealth I guess because of the size you tend not to look like the tourist you are if that makes any sense. I will put the 28-75 and the 24-135 on for a few weeks to see if one or the other changes my mind but just having the 28-75 on for a day now and it still doesnt excite me like my primes. I know I am hopeless
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QuoteOriginally posted by Rico Quote
Try the all prime kit.

FA 20
A28
FA43LTD
DA70LTD
M150

They are all relatively small and cover a wide range. They are small enough you might even sneak the DA 10-17FE in there.

I say why have such nice prime lenses if they are not put to good use.
I'd tend to agree with this. Carrying around a bunch of zooms gives a lot of flexibility but it's going to weigh a lot, and that will really, um, weigh you down on your feet the whole day, especially walking around in the sun as you probably will be. Plus the bag just gets bigger and more bulky in crowded areas.

But consider supplementing with a walkaround zoom that covers your favorite lengths, just in case you want to go even lighter and leave the rest of the lenses at the hotel.
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Disneyland

I did the Disneyland trip a year ago, couple of thoughts:
Have your kit in a small tough carrying bag that you can sling in front of you, you need to be able to fit into the rollercoaster seats. And you may get wet!
Very bright sun, requiring a good polarizing filter.
One of those sunshade / viewing loups that allow you to see the camera's LCD screen in daylight lets you review and edit your photos while you are waiting in the long long lines.
Most of the time the 18 - 200 mm range was fine but a couple of times I really wished I had a 300mm zoom.
A fast lense would be great for the evening parade and for taking pictures of your family while riding many of the indoor rides.
All of the best portait spots have Disney photogs staked out. This is good because they are happy to take a couple of shots of you and your family with your camera. In exchange, let them take a couple of Disney shots with their system. There is no obligation and you can review the pics online but the cost for prints is so outrageous you probably won't buy any.
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When we did Disney World last year, I carried the DA21 ltd and the F50/1.7 on the DS. Small & light, I could put the whole kit in a small waist bag, which didn't cause any problems on rides. Perhaps your 20 & 50/1.4 would be similar.

I've been tempted to make a supersmall kit of the DS & DA40, but what I'm seeing what my new 50-135 can do, I'm thinking maybe I should save the $$ for the 16-50.
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I did Disney with the 18-250. From your kit, I'd take the 28-75, but you say you don't like it. Since you're not doing the rides, then you can swap primes while the others are riding rides. Just put together a kit with a few primes.

As for the other question about where does the camera go on the rides? It went with me everywhere, and I rode pretty much everything except the log flume/big splash rides. The K10D had no problems.
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I would probably go with T24-135, FA20, and FA50. Pentax 28-105, personally, won't be wide enough for me.

I will probably bring along one film camera, just for those times when you really need the wide-angle shots.

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