Backpacking/world travel 45mm or 75mm?

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jeffharris
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Re: Backpacking/world travel 45mm or 75mm?
In reply to wilsc, 8 months ago

wilsc wrote:

In 7 months time I'll be leaving for an 18 month world packing packing trip…

I want to take one more prime with me, the 45mm or the 75mm? I don't want to take both because I'm backpacking and weight/space will be an issue. If you could choose one of these for my situation which one would it be?

That's a tough one.

If I were limiting myself to just two lenses, I guess I'd go with the 75mm for those times when 40mm isn't long enough. 45mm is really too close to 40mm to give you much extra range when you may want it. If you haven't used a 75mm much, it's very useful for a variety of purposes. Nature, in the street, details of things, landscapes…

If it were me, I'd also definitely want an ultra-wide… the 7-14mm.

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