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Travel Kit to Go with my new D700

franco1

Athelstone, AU
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franco1 Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Mar 2009
Tue 07-Aug-12 08:25 AM

I know this topic has probably been done to death but I'm in a real dilemma at the moment. My family and I have this dream holiday booked for the end of the year to the US, which includes NY, Las Vegas, Grand Canyon & Florida (Disney World for the kids of course). I'm extremely excited about Grand Canyon, but really haven't done much research yet on the other places, but plan to, so I don't miss any important landmarks, etc.

I've recently bought the D700 and love it too much now to even consider any other camera so my main issue is what lenses to take with me. I'm keen to make sure I cover all bases and have started a collection of Nikon's Holy Trinity to go with my D700. I have the 14-24mm & the 24-70mm and am about to purchase the 70-200mm (as you can see NAS has hit me hard ever since I bought the D700 beast). The backpack I have is the Lowepro Protrekker 300AW. I've checked with the airline and I can carry this size on board but my tripod will need to go in with the check-in baggage. The weight limit at the moment is 9kg (20lbs approx.).

Here is my dilemma, the D700 w MB-D10, 14-24mm, 24-70mm, SB900 & spare batteries, cards, etc puts me just slightly over the 9kg. This leaves me no room for a 70-200mm and my concern is not having a telephoto with me may mean missing out on that once in a life time shot(no idea if I'll ever get back to the US). I've been tossing up whether I should leave the 24-70mm home, forget about bringing the 70-200mm when I get it and buy the 28-300mm. This coupled with the 14-24mm could work but the reviews I'm reading about the 28-300mm are less than inspiring. I would hate to come back with 100's of disappointing photo's of our trip.

Any help with this would be greatly appreciated, including your valued opinion on "must see" places in the cities/states I mentioned.

Cheers

Elio

Cheers
Elio

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