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

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Bernard Delley Senior Member • Posts: 1,244
Travel, DSLR, Weight and Cost optimizations

raymondg wrote:

I am travelling again soon and my usual travel kit is a D800E with 3 lenses that cover 14mm-200mm (14-24 f2.8, 24-120 F4 and 70-200f4) . I am bemoaning the fact that Nikon does not make an 14-24 f4 so I could have a little less weight as this lot weighs around 3.6kg

I would replace the 14-24 f/2.8 by the 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5 for most travel. 1/3 of the weight there and easy option for 77mm filters as bonus. IQ, not an issue, its good! not a big investment.

I never used a normal zoom on FX, currently I love the Tamron 45mm f/1.8 for its edge to edge sharpness and lens speed. But not much weight spared here. The AF-S 50mm f/1.8 would spare more weight and is cheap. Stopped down it is sharp enoiugh across the field.

I like the AF-P 70-300mm f/5.6E for it sharpness even at the long end. It spares weight over the 70-200 f/4 and a TC14 for more reach.

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