Lenses for New Zealand?

Started Oct 22, 2010 | Discussions thread
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jmbass Regular Member • Posts: 419
Lenses for New Zealand?

I'm going on a trip to New Zealand in about a month. I'll be there for 3 weeks with 2 of those weeks being on a bus tour. The other week I'll have a rental car for the Auckland area. I have a LumixFZ18, a D40X and a D90, along with the following lenses:

Tokina 12-24mm f4 (IF) DX
Tamron 17-50mm f 2.8 VC
AF-S Nikkor 18-55mm f 3.5-5.6 G VR
AF-S Nikkor 55-200mm f4 -5.6 ED VR
AF-S Nikkor 35mm 1.8 G
AF Nikkor 50 mm 1.8 D

I'm thinking that the D-90 with the Tamron 17-50 will be my general walk-around lens. Even though there will be lots of scenery for landscape shots, I'm thinking that the 12-24 is too heavy and slow to justify the additional 5mm at the wide end.

I'm also wondering whether to take the 35mm or the 50mm so I'll have a fast f 1.8 lens and whether to take the 55-200 or the FZ 18 (28mm to 504mm) for telephoto shots. I would appreciate hearing from any of you regarding your opinions. Thanks.

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Sony RX100 Nikon D90 Nikon D5500 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm F2.8-4E ED VR
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