Travelling lens (18-200 vs 55-210+50mm)

Started Feb 15, 2012 | Discussions thread
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BlackArrow New Member • Posts: 19
Travelling lens (18-200 vs 55-210+50mm)


I need your opinions on which combination will be better for travelling mainly in mountains/forests and small villages. Compactness is not a priority and I do not do videos, also I have a NEX-5N. What would you choose between:

bringing 18-55mm kit lens (in case I need to pack light) + Tamron 18-200mm


18-55mm + 55-210mm + 50mm, because I preferably would like to have the 50mm for street photography and portraits in some occasions (also I hear it is a good substitute to the kit, if I do not need to do wide photos?) or when the available light is low (I do not like shooting with a flash)

Also is the autofocus speed of the 55-210 lens good? How does it fare compared to the Tamron at both ends?

Thank you!

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Sony Alpha NEX-5N Sony E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
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