Originally Posted by hoppy
I like shooting wide at times, usually and onboard shot to get the boat
and a good amount of sails
in the frame and that usually means FF & 24mm or even 16mm. Also I like the length of the 40mm & FF.
Yes, wide is important aboard. I somehow don't associate travel with being aboard anymore
I always try to write for all readers, so let me expand this a bit for others who wonder what to buy;
For the crop sensor we have a 12-14mm Tokina and a 17-55mm Canon. Neither of these are weatherproofed. (the 17-55 is expensive but it is also very good, unlike the cheap
18-55mm kit lenses).
For the full sensor, we have 17-40L and the 24-105L Canon lenses which are both weatherproofed.
We also have the 8-15L fisheye zoom which works well on both.
But that leaves the pretty island with palm trees and the ulu with indians sailing past, for which you need a lens that is much longer than what many think will do. 300mm on a crop sensor becomes 480mm which is at the right side of that 400-500mm range that works so good for that.
The 70-300L is fantastic as it is a weatherproofed pro lens but also very small (for a 300mm). I can recommend it. For use aboard, I think you must have a circular polarizer and an UV filter for it, which is not funny
as it is a different size as for most other lenses. Whenever there is a possibility of water
spray, I have a filter on the lens in use. If not the polarizer, then it's the UV filter, which I only use for protection of the front element.