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Z6 Travel kit - Z 24-200mm vs AF-P 70-300mm

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fdbsmacedo Registered since 18th Feb 2021
Sat 20-Mar-21 12:06 PM
Hello all,

I'm looking for some advice regarding rationalizing lenses, and hopefully this may help others too.

My current "travel kit" for the Nikon Z6 comprises a Z 14-30mm f/4, a Z 24-70mm f/4 and an AF-P 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E + FTZ. Thing is I'm now finding it a bit on the 'bulky' side (my wife is also complaining), and this is mainly due to the 70-300 + FTZ.
I may consider a lighter travel kit comprising a Z 14-30mm f/4 + Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3, and sell the 70-300 to buy the latter. However, I still use the 70-300 for another types of shooting where I need the 300mm, let alone the fact that from what I have read, the AF-P 70-300 is sharper (is it?) than the Z 24-200 for the same FL…
However I also have an AF-S 70-200 f/2.8 VR II, and a 1.4x TC would give me aprox. 100-300mm f/4, which I believe is not bad… but I need some advice here as I'm not used to TCs.

So I would end up with:

'Travel' kit:
- Z 14-30mm f/4;
- Z 24-200 f/4-6.3 (replacing the Z 24-70 f/4 + AF-P 70-300);

'Serious' kit:
- Z 14-30 f/4;
- Z 24-70 f/4 (upgradeable in the future to a Z 24-70 f/2.8 or maybe Z 24-105 f/2.8-4);
- AF-S 70-200 f/2.8 VR II (with or without TC as needed);
- Z 50mm and F 85mm f/1.8 primes;

Am I doing something wrong here, getting rid of the AF-P 70-300? Also, putting a 1.4x (or even 1.7x) on the 70-200 f/2.8 is advisable? What is the penalty in IQ?
Your advice is much appreciated!

BR,
Filipe
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