Nikon travel lenses

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ppronovo
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Nikon travel lenses
May 16, 2012

We're taking a big family trip to Alaska soon and will head inland. Have many traveled with the Nikon 70 - 200/2.8? It seems to be a beast! I've heard of a better strap to support it around your shoulder but the lens is still huge. I'm thinking of purchasing the 28-300/3.5 but don't want to be wasteful and purchase things I don't need. I guess the corollary is, is there a big difference in image quality between the Nikon 28-300/3.5 versus the 70-200/2.8 and 24-70/2.8 to justify bringing one lens rather than two, one of which is huge. If traveling with the beast is doable, the less expensive option to purchasing a new lens is to get a teleconverter. Thanks.

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In reply to ppronovo, May 16, 2012

ppronovo wrote:

Have many traveled with the Nikon 70 - 200/2.8? It seems to be a beast! I've heard of a better strap to support it around your shoulder but the lens is still huge.

This is just an alternative suggestion, I recently was fortunate enough to win a Cotton Carrier Vest at a local Trade Show. Originally I was not overly impressed with it, but when I used it and watched the videos on it I am a convert.

If you watch the video about 1:15 into it they are using a D700 c/w the MB-10 grip and a Nikon 70 - 200/2.8 lens. I have also used the exact same combo and it worked well.
http://www.cottoncarrier.com/video/videos-intro-to-the-cotton-carrier/

I am not suggesting this is the answe, just an alternative.

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In reply to Windancer, May 16, 2012

Thanks! That looks interesting. Do you know anything about the lens mount for the 70-200? Does the lens always need the support of a tripod/monopod? I'm afraid that heavy lens would break the f-mount.

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