Is it practical to use 8-18mm to cover super wide and 36mm photojournalist fov?

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Is it practical to use 8-18mm to cover super wide and 36mm photojournalist fov?

Apology for the question title, I can't think of anything better to describe the question. I plan to drive from Melbourne to Adelaide this christmas, and I want to get some opinion on the lens.

I thought 8mm could be useful for landscape, especially on the way I'll visit the Great Ocean Road; Then the equivalent of 36mm could be a good workaround focal length. So this lens could serve my two purposes.

I'm fully aware that, this lens isn't the same as 8mm and 18mm primes, in terms of handling / IQ / max aperture, etc, I mainly take photos during the day and willing to sacrifice some handling (weight) for the convenience of single lens, furthermore, I don't think DOF is a problem given that even a 18mm prime isn't going to give me much more thin DOF.

The thing I'm not sure is, given that 8-18 is a zoom lens with super wide angle covered, what difference would I see for 18mm of 8-18mm, compared to a prime 18mm? Apart from max aperture.

Is my thinking generally correct?


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