Holiday - leave 2.8 glass home and take 28-300 + UWAs?

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Holiday - leave 2.8 glass home and take 28-300 + UWAs?
Dec 28, 2011

In the last 1.5yr we've travelled (personal travel) to Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, and parts of Australia (we live in Melbourne, Australia).

These trips are very important to me, from a photographic perspective. In all cases I've taken a D3s, 70-200/2.8VRII, 24-70/2.8, 20/2.8AIS, and an SB900.

In all cases, I've appreciated the lens performance, but I've lamented the lens swapping and the weight.

We've got another trip coming up in March - Indonesia and Singapore.

I'm thinking about leaving the big glass home, buying a 28-300, and bringing along the 20/2.8 and a 16/2.8 Fisheye.

Travel light.

My only concerns are that (1) I'd need to buy the lens, and (2) I do prefer to shoot wide open, so I'm wondering if I'd miss a 2.8 aperture.

What are other people's experiences here in similar configurations?

Nikon D3S
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