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What would you bring on a mixed coutryside / city trip
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2010 12:28 pm 
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Hi there,

When I went on a trip to china last year I brought with me a 24-70mm on a d90. Effectively bringing a 35-105mm.

And the only thing I missed was a wide angle and one or two times a fast prime.

Now I got a FF giving the 24-70 it's true focal lenght, so what would you bring?
Would you bring a tele zoom with you on a trip to Japan? (City's and countryside).

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Schultze.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2010 1:11 pm 
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Lugging around a D700 + 24-70 + 80-200 sounds like a lot of fun on a vacation </sarcasm>

I'd say you're fine with the 24-70. Perhaps take the 50 for some cool night shots.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2010 1:16 pm 
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I wouldn't, no. I've never been to Japan though...

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2010 2:42 pm 
OMG, its been my dream to visit Japan :D

I think a wide angle lens would be nice because there are really nice view in the country sides of Japan and I'd expect you'd like to take photos of the buildings? Before going always research your destination.
Where in Japan? Saga?

I'm currently studying Japanese and I would like to apply what I've learnt.
Take me with you please :D
Tanoshii go ryokou wa - Have a nice trip.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2010 3:12 pm 
My lightweight travel set up.

Nikon D700 with NO grip

Nikkor 16,20,and 50.
70-210 4-5.6

very lightweight...all that would still weigh less than the 24-70 and 80-200 combo.

look into the 24-105 3.5-5.6 and 24-135 as well.

edit:

i didn't realize you had a 105...

so...

16mm,20 (or 24mm)50, and 105mm.
all that would be deliciously lightweight.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2010 3:51 pm 
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Well weight is not really an issue here.
I'm comfortable with a 50mm and my 16-35 in the backpack and my 24-70 on the cam.
Although palakaboy, I thought about the lightweight prime setup.

I really like my 80-200 but I only used it on a few occasions, like a trip to the zoo.

So I'm just wondering, I never missed a zoom in china.
Are there other people that never mis a zoom on their trips?

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2010 5:58 pm 
my 24-60 and 80-200 is my least used lens.

for the d700...i'm usually all primes.


the other thing about why i suggested it...

you can pack a smaller bag this way. which is always good for travel photography.


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