Traveling to Rome, looking for some lens suggestions

Started Feb 18, 2013 | Discussions thread
Photographer124
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You missed his point....
In reply to Island Golfer, Feb 18, 2013

Island Golfer wrote:

Since you have the DX format, everything must be multiplied by 1.5 to determine the actual mm you end up with. Most of what you’ll shoot will be wider angle stuff (inside cathedrals, the Coliseum, the Forum, the Trevi Fountain, etc). If you can get (or buy) a DX 12-24 (ends up as a 15 x 36), take that. If not, opt for the 16-35 (ends up as a 24 x 52.5mm lens). And, also take the 24-70 (ends up a 36 x 71.5 mm lens). Leave the rest home. It’s dead weight. The only thing you need reach for is if you want a picture that’s on top of a building façade or some gargoyle (one, or two, of all you will shoot). Unless, of course, you want to shoot candid shots, from a distance, of the citizens (and, ask yourself, how many of those will you take)?

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truview

He's buying a D800 before the trip .

My recommendation is get 24-120mm + something really wide if you want, like 14-24 with your D800. And that's about it.

No point carrying an arsenal of lenses with you, makes trip less enjoyable.

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Nikon D3200 Nikon D750 Tamron SP AF 90mm F/2.8 Di Macro Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm f/4G ED VR Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II
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