Lens choice for mountain trek in Himalaya

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by alex16510, Feb 3, 2014.

  1. alex16510

    alex16510 FujiXspot Rookie

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    Feb 1, 2014
    I have X-Pro1 with 35 mm lens.

    What else I can buy for a landscape exposure ?

    14 mm, 18 mm, 23 mm ?

    Thank you.
     
  2. cwolffensperger

    cwolffensperger FujiXspot Regular

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    Oct 26, 2013
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    Chris Wolffensperger
    The 14mm is really brilliant... The 18 is good but not as good as 35 or 14... So if you can bring two: I'd take 14 and 35.
     
  3. jloden

    jloden FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Mar 9, 2013
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    Jay
    Really depends on how you like to shoot. 23mm usually starts to feel pretty narrow for wide angle landscapes IMO. I usually either go telephoto or UWA for landscape so my vote would be the 14mm (or the 12mm Zeiss or wait for the 10-24mm that's coming soon).
     
  4. alex16510

    alex16510 FujiXspot Rookie

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    Feb 1, 2014
    Thank you for the answers!
     
  5. Dacalac

    Dacalac FujiXspot Veteran

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    Mike
    Let us know what you end up using and share pictures when you get back. Have fun!
     
  6. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 2, 2013
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    You are going to have to carry it, so personally I would take an 18-55 and leave the heavy 35 at home. Make up the weight saving in extra batteries and a solar charger.

    Sent from another Galaxy
     
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  7. markitos

    markitos FujiXspot Regular

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    Jan 16, 2014
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    Mark
    Wha??? 35 heavy? The 18/2 and 35/1.4 TOGETHER weigh less than the 18-55 (303g vs. 330g). Maybe you are thinking of the 23 f/1.4, which is substantially heavier?
     
  8. BobbyT

    BobbyT Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 31, 2013
    Louisville, Ky
    Bobby Tingle
    Not knowing your budget, I'm going big and saying get the 10-24 and 56 1.2 if they are out before your trip.
     
  9. jimmy1

    jimmy1 FujiXspot Regular

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    Jan 27, 2014
    i wouldn't only be focus on landscape photos, there will no doubt be plenty of chances to take portraits of some interesting people too! Especially if you visit some of the temples.
     
  10. alex16510

    alex16510 FujiXspot Rookie

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    Feb 1, 2014
    Trek will be from 11 of april, the 10-24 annonced to 31 of march; it's possible, they are out after my trip :(.
     
  11. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 2, 2013
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    No, you're approaching it differently to me. The 18-55 provides a number of focal lengths so "eliminates" a number of primes. One lens is less to carry than two, or three, or...

    "Heavy", by the way is not only relative, it is context-sensitive. I have done a trip similar to that suggested by the OP. I didn't regret the lenses I left behind, but I did come to resent the lenses that I had brought along "just in case", particularly a very heavy 135mm 2.8...

    Sent from another Galaxy
     
  12. BobbyT

    BobbyT Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 31, 2013
    Louisville, Ky
    Bobby Tingle
    This is the reason I said the 56 1.2. As well as giving you some reach, and any shots you want to have a shallow DOF.
     
  13. Nic

    Nic FujiXspot Regular

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    Feb 5, 2013
    Brisbane, Australia
    I assume that you'll be in Nepal? Take as any lenses as you'e prepared to carry because that is an amazing place to photograph. Also remember that landscape photography doesn't always mean wide-angle lenses.
     
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  14. Armanius

    Armanius FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Muttley
    Don't forget protection for the gear from inclement weather! Have fun and be safe. Look forward to your seeing many of your photos!
     
  15. alex16510

    alex16510 FujiXspot Rookie

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    Feb 1, 2014
    Thank you !
     
  16. Ambler

    Ambler FujiXspot Regular

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    Nov 13, 2013
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    Peter
    Good luck with your trip.
    We are still missing a lightweight (i.e. 300gm or less) 90mm in the range IMO. For general travel it would be good with the 18-55 as a lightweight set.
    For this journey with it's spectacular landscapes a 10-24 + 56 is the best combination if you can acquire them before the trip.
     
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  17. cgeorges

    cgeorges New to FujiXspot

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    Mar 24, 2014
    Probably 14mm would be a great choice for landscape in general and would complement nicely the 35mm.
     
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