Travel, DSLR, Mirrorless, Weight and Cost = Conundrum.

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OP raymondg Contributing Member • Posts: 837
Re: Some Data

Definition: By 'travel' I mean the sort of travel you would do as a tourist, not serious hiking or landscape photography.

I did a review of the Exif from my past 5 trips (2000 'keepers' approximately and based on the definition above of travel and the kit outlined in my original post).

The majority of the of the photos (keepers) were taken with the 24 -120 f4. Not surprising given that this is my walk around lens and most likely on the camera the majority of the time. Laziness in changing the lens may also account for a high proportion. That said, the 24-120 was used for 95% of the shots. Why do I bother with the other 2 lenses for 5% of the shots?? (Rhetorical question)

Of the shots taken with the 24-120 f4, approximately 60% were taken at either 24mm or 120mm. The rest (40%) were fairly even divided across the range form 24mm to 85mm, but less so at the long end.

That leads me to believe that 24mm is not quite wide enough and 120mm is not quite long enough for my purposes, but I make do as that is what is on the camera at the time. In between it is a great range. The perfect lens for me might be 18-200 f4 VR with very good IQ. I can dream.

Will I discard the extra 2 lenses for my upcoming trip???  Probably not as a little voice in my head says.."but you might need them for that perfect shot". Most likely the 70-200 will remain in my room and the 14-24 f2.8 will rest in my bag for those 'interior' shots, while the 24-120 f4 will be firmly mounted on my camera.

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