Europe with D700/24-70

Started Jul 25, 2012 | Discussions thread
sjprintz
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Re: Europe with D700/24-70
In reply to wcowan, Aug 11, 2012

I have been to Europe many times with family and with my wife. I do find that carry a heavy pack of lenses around, especially when walking around all day, is a "PITA."

Also, non-photographers tend to get annoyed if you are always changing lenses (at least my family gets that way.)

So based on what you have, I would take the 24-70. It will cover the ranges you need. I don't see much need for a telephoto lens. There will be an occasion but you are covered for 95+% of the photo ops. I used by 17-55mm on a D300 during most of my travels and did not feel I missed many shots.

Churches and museums are poorly light so a fast prime is not a bad idea. The 50 may be too long for most of the scenes, however. Also, when I was in Rome, a wide angle was very helpful for photographing the coliseum. I used my 10-24mm for that.

Also, I would bring a tripod because the shots at dusk can be fabulous but it is too dark to hand hold.

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