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    Which camera lens to take to Italy (Lake Como)

    Afternoon Ladies and Gents,

    I am off to Italy in a few weeks but it's only a day trip so I am limited on time. From the airport we will be getting a train to Lake Como.

    The decision I have is that I want to take my 650D and only 1 lens however I cannot decide which lens to take. It is between the following:

    - Canon 24-105mm L
    - Sigma 10-20mm

    I'm guessing the best option would be the Canon lens but please tell me what you think. I'm still very new to photography and I guess the answer will be depend upon what my subject is however I still appreciate your opinions.

    Thanks in advance.

    14 Comments

    I think a wide angle lens is probably the best bet

    p.s. don't miss a ride on the "Bernini express" to St. Moritz !!!!!

    oops - sorry Josh that's a day in itself (but you'll want to go gback

    both lenses are massive. you've got a serious dilemma mate. make sure chosen one will match your outfit. lol.

    cambargins

    both lenses are massive. you've got a serious dilemma mate. make sure … both lenses are massive. you've got a serious dilemma mate. make sure chosen one will match your outfit. lol.



    ​PS. don't forget selfie stick

    take both

    Original Poster

    ow1ie

    oops - sorry Josh that's a day in itself (but you'll want to go gback



    Thanks, that's what I am wondering but worried it may be too wide for some pictures.

    The Bernini express looks awesome, perhaps I'll look at that when I visit Switzerland.

    cambargins

    both lenses are massive. you've got a serious dilemma mate. make sure … both lenses are massive. you've got a serious dilemma mate. make sure chosen one will match your outfit. lol.



    Massive? They're both average size lenses.. not like the 70-200 or 100-400. Unless I took a 50mm then I can't get much smaller but I don't have one right now.
    Edited by: "joshp" 19th Sep 2016

    Sigma 10-20 and a nifty fifty /40mm pancake lens.

    Original Poster

    tempt

    Sigma 10-20 and a nifty fifty /40mm pancake lens.



    I only have the 2 lens I listed though.

    24-105 gives you more flexibility but I have 30 odd lenses and when I have choose one it's a 50-260mm. But then again I don't ever take less then two because I always have my nice 27mm pancake lens thats take up no space at all :-)

    The location is more suitable for wide angle landcape shots. You miss out on the wide end with a 24-104 on a APS-C sensor (38-168 equivalent in 35mm terms). At least with a 10-20 you have the option of cropping in post to achieve telephoto if required.

    P.S: If you are starting out in photography you should get the 50 1.8

    tempt

    The location is more suitable for wide angle landcape shots. You miss out … The location is more suitable for wide angle landcape shots. You miss out on the wide end with a 24-104 on a APS-C sensor (38-168 equivalent in 35mm terms). At least with a 10-20 you have the option of cropping in post to achieve telephoto if required. P.S: If you are starting out in photography you should get the 50 1.8


    op isn't as new to photography as they make out
    telling new people to get a 50/1.8 isn't really good advice anyway imo - its better to shoot and find if they can use 50mm as its not really that versatile a length anyway

    Original Poster

    Thanks for your replies.

    To throw a spanner in the mix I've just acquired a Tamron 18-270mm. Is this a decent lens and would this be worth taking instead or would the image quality suffer?

    I would just take the sigma
    I owned this on my 600d
    It takes great quality landscapes
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