Preparing for China

It's not long now before I leave for my two-week China adventure tour and I'll be taking this opportunity to test out some gear - some newer & some a little bit older. 

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The personal highlight I am looking forward to most has to be the 5DSR! I was impressed with the 5DS so I'm keen to see how the 5DSR stacks up. With my A7RII only a week or two ago the memory of just how good that camera was is still fresh - I think it will be inevitable that I'll end up comparing the two. 

As well as the 24-70 f/2.8 Tamron I've already reviewed, I'm checking out the fairly recent 16-35 f/4, a replacement for the venerable 17-40 f/4, and the 70-200 f/4 IS USM. This latter is one of the most common review requests I get every day!

This "holy trinity" of lenses is ideally suited to travel, covering an impressive focal range and without the huge glass of their f/2.8 siblings, should be easier to carry around too.

I'm taking more fear than this but will go into more detail on that in a later post.  I'm intending to do as many posts as I can while away so stay tuned! 

Stage 1 is Chengdu, in Sichuan province, so expect Pandas. Many Pandas.

And yes... I will also be doing a full review of my Christmas reindeer hat as well :)