What lenses to bring?

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jor23 Senior Member • Posts: 1,136
What lenses to bring?

I am heading back to London again for two weeks with family. Trying to decide what lenses to bring. My current cameras are a7riii and a5100.

Option 1:

Want to take 35f1.4 and use it mainly for snaps of family with the FF body. a5100 with its kit lens for everything else. and take the 55mm for portrait using a5100. This is a light kit.

The problem is that the widest is 24mm with the a5100 kit lens. Also, for video, I might have to use a5100 a lot, which is OK but not amazing.

Option 2:

16-35 GM on FF body. 55 or 85 on a5100. Have UWA, but only F2.8 at 35mm.

Option 3:

25 on FF and 55 on a5100. lightest kit.

Any suggestions?

Boils down to UWA and video. UWA was quite useful on my last trip. But bringing both GM and 35 f1.4 takes some determination. The 16-35 seems to be a better choice also, if I want to shoot video with the full frame.

Is 35mm f1.4 critical for travel pictures? Is video from a5100 unbearable compared with a7 Gen3 ? Both are new to me.


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