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Sightseeing Flight- What lens

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Sightseeing Flight- What lens

i am taking a short sightseeing flight next week. I am trying to decide what lens to take for my full-frame DSLR. I was thinking of 24-70 and 70-200. Does that make sense?

I was thinking of taking my Sony A6000 with the 55-210 lens as well.

Any thoughts?
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blair7 wrote: i am taking a short sightseeing flight next week. I am trying to decide what lens to take for my full-frame DSLR. I was thinking of 24-70 and 70-200. Does that make sense?

I was thinking of taking my Sony A6000 with the 55-210 lens as well.

Any thoughts?
Where are you going?

24-70 is a must for a walk around lens, but the lenses for the two ends of the focal length are usually determined by destination.

If you were going out to Vancouver, the 70-200 would be better due to unique compression landscapes.

If you were going into Paris/Italy/Greece, a 16-35 would be better for capturing architecture in tighter spots.
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Sorry I guess I did not make my question clear. What lens should I take on the plane on my DSLR? I have a wide range of options. My DSLR airline travel kit is usually the 24-70 mm 2.8, 20 mm 2.8 and either my 70-200 f4 or the 70-300. I have other options but I have never done a flight like this in a small 4 passenger plane. The flight is in the Whistler area.

I am very familiar with Vancouver and have done lots of photography there but this flight is a first for me. Because the flight is only 15-20 minutes I do not want to wasting a lot of time changing lenses.
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I guess the 24-70, as you can take pics of the whole area.
The 20 would limit you in case you want a bit of zoom.
The others would give you a narrower view, unless you want to shoot a single spot.

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