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

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calson Veteran Member • Posts: 9,751
Re: Travel, DSLR, Mirrorless, Weight and Cost = Conundrum.

I have the 14-24mm f/2.8 and it is an incredible lens but also very heavy and bulky and filter holders also add to the bulk. I bought the Nikon 18-35mm f/3.5G zoom lens which takes the usual 77mm size filters and it is what I use when I need to lighten my load. This lens is sharper than the Nikon 16-35mm f/4 lens as well as lighter.

A lens that is surprisingly good but slow at f/5.6 is the Nikon 28-300mm lens. For an ultra light FX kit I take this lens along with the 18-35mm and the Sigma 24-105mm f/4 IS.

A lighter option to the Sigma is the Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 that sells new for only $499 and provides excellent IQ and autofocus performance. Unfortunately the Tamron takes a 67mm filter.

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