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Feb 10, 2019 12:26:31   #
tonyi
 
Hi, going to the Grand Canyon in July and looking to capture some great memories. I have a Canon 760D with the following lens. Canon EFS 18-85 mm 3.5 IS, Canon EF 70-200 4, and a Canon EF 50 mm 1.8. Do you think I need a Prime wide angle lens, or any other lens that may work better than my current outfit.

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Feb 10, 2019 12:49:37   #
Longshadow (a regular here)
 
I personally would not bother with any other lens(es).
(If I was going, I'd just take my 18-200 and my 50. But you have that covered in the two lenses.)

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Feb 10, 2019 13:07:12   #
rgrenaderphoto (a regular here)
 
tonyi wrote:
Hi, going to the Grand Canyon in July and looking to capture some great memories. I have a Canon 760D with the following lens. Canon EFS 18-85 mm 3.5 IS, Canon EF 70-200 4, and a Canon EF 50 mm 1.8. Do you think I need a Prime wide angle lens, or any other lens that may work better than my current outfit.


One thing to keep in mind is to take other than WIDE ANGLE shots. I've started doing a lot of landscape panoramas at 120 mm with a 70-200 lens. Look for interesting details and compose on that.

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Feb 10, 2019 13:09:03   #
orrie smith
 
tonyi wrote:
Hi, going to the Grand Canyon in July and looking to capture some great memories. I have a Canon 760D with the following lens. Canon EFS 18-85 mm 3.5 IS, Canon EF 70-200 4, and a Canon EF 50 mm 1.8. Do you think I need a Prime wide angle lens, or any other lens that may work better than my current outfit.


Photos at the Grand Canyon are primarily landscape, so the 18-85 would be my first choice, and the 50mm would be my second choice. The 70-200 would probably be too much.


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Feb 11, 2019 06:25:10   #
sb (a regular here)
 
You will probably use your entire range. But practice with stitching together panoramas - that can be the best way to capture great panoramas.

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Feb 11, 2019 07:17:43   #
MrBumps2U
 
Most of your photos will probably be taken with your 18-85. I just went back and checked my last western landscape trip, and that was the range for most. However, when you want to zoom in on a particular feature, the longer reach will be required, so bring the bigger lens as well.

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Feb 11, 2019 08:39:49   #
anotherview
 
I say "ditto" from experience.
MrBumps2U wrote:
Most of your photos will probably be taken with your 18-85. I just went back and checked my last western landscape trip, and that was the range for most. However, when you want to zoom in on a particular feature, the longer reach will be required, so bring the bigger lens as well.

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Feb 11, 2019 08:48:49   #
cdayton
 
Consider a helicopter tour for fantastic views that are unavailable from the rims. Your two lenses cover all needs.

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Feb 11, 2019 08:54:49   #
tonyi
 
Thanks for all the great suggestions and information.

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Feb 11, 2019 08:57:51   #
jerryc41 (a regular here)
 
You're all set. Shoot away with all of them and post your shots here.

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Feb 11, 2019 09:31:46   #
CatMarley
 
tonyi wrote:
Hi, going to the Grand Canyon in July and looking to capture some great memories. I have a Canon 760D with the following lens. Canon EFS 18-85 mm 3.5 IS, Canon EF 70-200 4, and a Canon EF 50 mm 1.8. Do you think I need a Prime wide angle lens, or any other lens that may work better than my current outfit.


18-200 has you covered. The last time I was at GC I had my film camera and a 20 mm. Never regretted having a longer lens with me. Got some memorable shots with the 20.

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Feb 11, 2019 09:43:25   #
dsmeltz (a regular here)
 
tonyi wrote:
Hi, going to the Grand Canyon in July and looking to capture some great memories. I have a Canon 760D with the following lens. Canon EFS 18-85 mm 3.5 IS, Canon EF 70-200 4, and a Canon EF 50 mm 1.8. Do you think I need a Prime wide angle lens, or any other lens that may work better than my current outfit.


You enough equipment. What lens you use on a given shot will depend on what you want to capture and how much post processing you want to do. The 18-85 will work for almost all your shots. If you want higher quality and are willing to stitch you may want to use the 70-200 more or even the 50. Are you taking a tripod?

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Feb 11, 2019 10:20:26   #
James R
 
CatMarley wrote:
18-200 has you covered. The last time I was at GC I had my film camera and a 20 mm. Never regretted having a longer lens with me. Got some memorable shots with the 20.


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Yep!

I agree with Cat...

I shot there years ago with film. I became so awestruck - that at first, I did not know just what to shoot. The G.C. is so damn large that you want to try to get the Whole Thing in One Frame.

I fell into just shooting what I thought was "framed sections" of parts of the G.C. However, knowing what I have learned over the years, now, I should return for better shots.

Good Luck in your endeavor and trip to the "Big Ditch". :-)

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Feb 11, 2019 10:25:40   #
tonyi
 
Yes I am taking my tripod.

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Feb 11, 2019 10:39:27   #
bobchapman
 
We were there this past July. Remember the early morning and evening's golden hour. Ask where to go without the large crowds. And stitching vertical panoramas in postprocessing I believe turns out better.

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