Sistine Chapel to Tuscany, what would be your 2 lens line up?

Discussion in 'Coffee with Rico Pfirstinger, Fuji X-Pert' started by ssobers, Jun 11, 2015.

  1. ssobers

    ssobers New to FujiXspot

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    Jun 11, 2015
    Traveling to Italy in a few weeks. Will spend a few days in Rome, Florence and Tuscany.

    What will I bring? Packing the X-T1, a handful of batteries, but want to pack light with only two lens. Currently own the 35mm 1.4, 56mm 1.2, and looking to rent a lens, something wider, to capture the architecture and landscapes. There are plenty of choices with the Fuji 10-24mm, 14mm, 16mm and Rokinon 12mm.

    What would be your two lens?
    Also, what filters (if any) would you bring to highlight the dramatic sky?
     
  2. bluzcity

    bluzcity FujiXspot Regular Subscribing Member

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    Jul 24, 2013
    Memphis, TN
    Brent
    10-24, cir polarizer, ND, ND Grad, tripod
     
  3. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 2, 2013
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Having been to Rome, and having only recently come back from Florence and Pisa, if I was going again tomorrow I would go for the 14 and the 18-135; you need the width of one and the flexibility and length of the other. I would also take the 35 - speed is always welcome.
     
  4. flysurfer

    flysurfer X-Pert

    Feb 1, 2013
    Nuremberg
    Rico Pfirstinger
    My 2 lens travel combo is the 18-135mm and the 10-24mm.
     
  5. ssobers

    ssobers New to FujiXspot

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    Jun 11, 2015
    I want to thank everyone for the advice, it is greatly appreciated! I will need to post a few pics once I return :)
     
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  6. hal0282

    hal0282 FujiXspot Rookie

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    Oct 4, 2014
    16 & 56. Rome, Florence, Siena - interiors - go for speed without a tripod. Both are fantastic landscape lenses. If you want a small lens for street and grab and go, throw that 35 in. I'd go for speed over zoom capability every time. You have the two already, the 16 complements nicely. If you don't mind the lack of camera connection, the 12 is lovely. Fast and sharp, zone focus is excellent. Downside is it's too wide for most people. I've got all those lenses, use them, so know them. I don't have zooms, but ymmv. Enjoy Tuscany, it's probably my favourite part of the world.
     
  7. hal0282

    hal0282 FujiXspot Rookie

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    Oct 4, 2014
    Btw, there is no photography allowed in the Sistine chapel, with security on hand.
     
  8. qbi

    qbi FujiXspot Regular

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    Mar 8, 2015
    Edinburgh, Scotalnd
    True - I did find it really hard to hold my camera at arms length, down by my thigh and shoot upwards just guessing. I'm delighted with the outcome though including that awesome 'finger to finger' between God and man.
     
  9. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator

    Feb 15, 2013
    Hood River, OR
    Kyle
    16 and the 35, if we're still voting. You can reasonably walk around with either of them on, the 16 gets wide enough and gives 2 stops more light over the 14, and the 35 will bokeh or single people out if need be. I say give up on even portrait length and go 16 + 35.
     
  10. qbi

    qbi FujiXspot Regular

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