03-21-2017 11:34 AM
i will be taking a 5 days in Israel and 9 days in Eygpt ! really looking forward to it !!
I will be having a tour guide in Eygpt.
I have these two lenses
If anyone travelled there and have any recomendations, please let me know
Also i will post pictures once i get back or if possible there
03-21-2017 05:25 PM
03-21-2017 09:25 PM
thank you TTmartin
appreciate your insight!
I agree with Tom. The two lenses he suggests are one of very few good matching lens pairs (i.e., covering a wide focal range with little or no overlap) for an APS-C camera. Since they're not constant-aperture lenses, they're not ideal for shooting indoors, so you'll need flash for that, where it's permitted. But good indoor lenses, besides being more expensive, tend to be large and heavy - not necessarily the best choice for travel. And both of the lenses Tom recommended have a good reputation for image quality.
03-22-2017 02:31 AM - edited 03-22-2017 02:33 AM
"I have these two lenses
I'd pickup a EF-S 10-18 IS STM, and an EF-S 18-135 IS STM lens"
On the surface of your question, I don't like any of these lenses. But if this is to be an ongoing thing for you as you will be traveling, "5 days in Israel and 9 days in Eygpt" several times just about any lens will do. If it is a once in a life time venture, I would certainly select better choices in lenses.
The "EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM" as a general purpose lens is almost useless. Primes have limited use anyway so I would stay with zoom lenses.
Variable aperture lenses are also more limiting. Plus the variable aperture lenses suggested are slow, to very slow.
What is your budget for photographic gear? The more desirable constant aperture zoom lenses are fairly expensive. You could go used or third party lenses and save some money. So, what is the budget?
Example, the Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens would be my first choice for you as a general use lens. It is around $800 bucks new. But has a substantially better constant f2.8 aperture.
One item you want to avoid if at all possible is a flash. "If anyone travelled there and have any recomendations", no, I have not but I can almost guarantee you a flash will not be welcome inside most of or any of the sites you will want to see. I have done enough photographic traveling to know that is almost universal.
So, what is the budget? It all comes down to that question! I know there are other lenses I would take with me.
03-22-2017 11:17 AM
thank you very much for writing in detail. appreciate it.
my budget for new lens is 600 USD...but i can save a bit more in the coming month for the additional 200 dollars If needed
am looking around for deals..
thanks much again
03-22-2017 03:06 PM
"...my budget for new lens is 600 USD...but i can save a bit more..."
This I would try to do. Is this trip a once in a lifetime event? How important would that be? A great deal to me if it were me.
A slightly cheaper choice that may even be a better choice would be the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Lens for Canon.
It has a very fast constant aperture and is a dedicated 80D (APS-C sensor) lens.