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Israel and Egypt with Canon 80D

Hello friends

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 

  • EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
  • 18 55mm f 3.5 5.6 is sample pictures

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 

 

thanks

 

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Re: Israel and Egypt with Canon 80D

I'd pickup a EF-S 10-18 IS STM, and an EF-S 18-135 IS STM lens for your trip. You'll want the wide angle of the 10-18 IS STM for landscapes, city scapes, and interior architecture shots. The 18-135 IS STM should take care of everything else. I'd leave your current lenses at home, unless you're really into macro shots of the native flora.
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Re: Israel and Egypt with Canon 80D

thank you TTmartin 

appreciate your insight!

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Re: Israel and Egypt with Canon 80D


@dudeinwashingto wrote:

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.

Bob
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Re: Israel and Egypt with Canon 80D

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"I have these two lenses 

  • EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
  • 18 55mm f 3.5 5.6 is sample pictures

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.

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Re: Israel and Egypt with Canon 80D

Thank you Robert!

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Re: Israel and Egypt with Canon 80D

ebiggs1

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 

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Re: Israel and Egypt with Canon 80D

The best and safest deals are at the online Canon Refurbished store:

https://shop.usa.canon.com/shop/en/catalog/lenses-flashes/refurbished-lenses

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thank you kvbarkley!

 

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Re: Israel and Egypt with Canon 80D

"...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.

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