hi hoping get some advice on which lens to take away on holidays for 4 weeks.i am leaving australia flying to london for 4 days then onto the usa for about 3 weeks going from new york to miami to vegas then to la.i have a nikon D50 the lens i have are 10 mm fisheye 28-200 3.8 35-105 3.5 75-300 4.5 18-55 3.5 85mm 1.8 50mm 1.4 i cant take them all but i want a good allround lens for sightseeing and group shots any help would be appreciated thanks
Sun 15-Jun-08 04:25 PM | edited Sun 15-Jun-08 04:26 PM by fenris
If I'm traveling around and only take one lens it is normally going to be my 18-200 for around town and MAYBE out in nature. However most of the time if I'm out in nature somewhere it will more then likely be my 70-300. So part of the question is where will you be spending most of your time? From the places that you mentioned I would guess in the city, so I would go with the 28-200.
I'd say for general sightseeing take the 18-55. The 28-200 has more range but essentially gives you no wide angle at all on your D50. Group shots would be very frustrating at 28mm. The 18-55 is limited at the telephoto end so adding a 2nd lens to your travel kit isn't a bad idea, if possible. That 75-300 is a good lens but unfortunately also a real tank. So if you can only carry 1 lens, 18-55. If 2, then 18-55 + either 28-200 or 75-300 depending on what you're willing to carry. I'd also be tempted to take the 10mm fisheye for fun shots and the 50mm f/1.4 for low light because they're both so tiny anyway.
Hi Sandy, How about a three lens kit. The 18-55mm, 28-200mm, and the 50mm f/1.4. As said above you could also add a fourth lrns. The 10mm fisheye for some fun shots. The 28-200mm on the camera most of the time. the 18-55mm when you need wide angle and the 50mm when the light is low. Good Luck and have a safe and enjoyable trip. Best Regards, Marty
I've recently taken some (mostly) business trips with some sightseeing/photo opportunities, and went with my D50 and 18-200 lens. I don't think I missed many photos because I just had a one-lens kit.
My guess is your 18-55 would cover most of what you would need, and if you took along your 75-300 (or is it a 70-300), those two lenses would work well for just about everything. For lower-light situations you might also like to have your 50mm f1.4 along.
The 18-55 is a good all-around lens for sightseeing. If you are taking just one lens, that would be a good choice. If you want to pack a second lens, either the 75-300 (for reach) or 50 (for lower-light situations) would be good. And if you are taking three, those are the three I would take if I were in your place.
hey thanks a lot for your help and advice it has really helped me narrow it down as i dont want to be lugging to much gear around . i did think of just using my daughters little digital camera. but really want to take mine.mind you the problem i have now is i let my daughter use the camera and i found it still in her room the other day what was the reply "ooooooooooo dad it is cool". but once again thanks for taking the time to reply .the big lens is a 75-300 .