Travel to Europe

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    I will be traveling to a couple of different countries during Spring Break 2010. Just touristy things in cities like Paris, Amsterdam, and Copenhagen. Do you think that a 50mm f/1.8 would be sufficient for photos here? Or should I take multiple lenses that would be more diverse in terms of zooming.
     
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    It should be good, for portraits and family snaps, However for monuments and stuff you may want a zoom
    Personally I always (unless im at college) carry my 18-55, 50mm and 75-300mm
    when at college I take only my 50mm
     
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    I would really want a lot more range than you'll get from a 50mm. Look around see if you can find a used super-zoom, 18-200 range.
     
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    Multiple lenses of course. I recommend buying a canon 17-40 L , 24-105 L , 70-200 f/2.8 L and a couple of tilt&shift lenses. :thumbup:





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    Tell me your budget. Honestly , I travel a lot around here while I'm in Europe. But when I arrive home I understand what an Idiot I am, and that I should stop wasting my money on gear and give up photography.
    Overall I , as a tight budget photographer and a student, take the following.
    This is all what I have:
    Canon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
    Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6
    Canon 50mm f/1.8
    Sigma 10-20 f/4-5.6
    I take everything , sometimes except the Canon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6.
    Of course it's painful having to change the lenses outside sometimes and missing out stuff because you have a telezoom attached, but I think still my results are better than with a superzoom.
    Every quality-conscious photographer should have min. 2 lenses. One to cover 17-70 (or inside) and one to cover 70-200 (or inside).
    If you think that you won't have enough money to keep up for a couple of glass or want only one, I as a greatly skilled amateur photographer (just kidding, i'm much worse), would say:
    The 50mm is not enough. Though a 35mm would be. Or get a superzoom if you don't want to hazel about "What lens?" outside. Or as I said to lenses.
    Hope I helped.
     

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