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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 4:12 pm 
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Hi Guys

Off to Asia for a long trip and want to get some candid street shots. This isnt really my bag being a landscape man, what lens choice would you recommend for a Full Frame Body? I currently own but hardly use the 24-105L but wondering if something with a longer focal length like one the 70-200 offerings be a better option?


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 6:08 pm 
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IMO a 70-200mm is a poor choice.
Even on a full-frame body, unless you want objects to fill the frame, a 70-200 may be too close for comfort at the long end of the zoom. Your 24-105L covers what most would consider to be the ideal focal range for street photography. The other consideration is that street photography is somewhat intimate and personal so waving about a big, imposing lens like the 70-200 may not go down too so you would defeat the point of street photography taking street life in its natural state.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 6:49 pm 
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As Rorschach said, don't use a 70-200mm. Your 24-105mm provides good coverage, but it might be a little big still. The best option would be a 35mm prime, and you'll probably have the option to choose between a f/1.8 and a f/1.4. For street photography, that's the ideal focal length, as it allows you to get close and shoot more engaging pictures.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 6:51 pm 
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PS - If you are interested in street portraiture, take a 50mm instead.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:54 pm 
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If you have a city close enough to you, you could try your 24-105L there as a test for Asia. Get somewhat used to street photography in a city with your lens before you leave.

You may find that you start enjoying your lens more.

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If you got the 24-105, I would suggest you got your bases covered. as already mentioned a 50 or 30 prime would compliment that nicely.

For really candid portrait type shots , I would love to give something like the canon 135 f2 at try.

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