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04-01-2011, 04:14 PM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by SpecialK Quote
I always recommend the 12-24 for travel, and frequently for other things. The fisheye is nice but it is fisheye at all focal lengths, just more noticeably at 10 and only slightly at 17. It has 2 straight lines - horizontal and vertical through the center, so careful composition can minimize the fisheye look on occasion.

There are many recent "what lens for vacation to ..." threads.

Time to post "old reliable " again :-) Sorry I did not get the fisheye at 10mm. Note that 16mm on the fisheye is about the same as 12mm on the 12-24.

If size is important, the DA 21 (slightly wide), DA 40 (barely telephoto) and DA 70 (short telephoto) are about as small as they get. One on the camera and 2 on a double-mount rear cap in the bag with your rocket blower and mini 6" tripod.
This is an awesome post! Great comparison.
I think I may be in the market for a new lens soon!!!

04-01-2011, 07:38 PM   #17
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I carry a different lens set from most, I guess.
I carry the 15LTD, 21LTD, 35LTD an A50/1.4 and the 70LTD.
Of course, one is on the camera.
If I don't want to carry all that, I swap out the 35 and 50 for the 40LTD.
If that's too much, then the 21 stays behind.
These primes are the ideal compact and light travel set.
For longer hikes, I have a Sherpa.

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