Are telephoto lenses good for travel?

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darrenhaken
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Are telephoto lenses good for travel?

I am trying to understand whether a telephoto lens is a good range to have for travel - something like 70-200 or 70-300. 1.8 primes.

Some photographers I follow take some really nice telephoto shots but I have tended to shy away from buying one due to the weight and size of lugging them around.

I currently travel with a 16-35, 24-105 and a couple of light.  I even wondered if I should even ditch the mid-zoom and pair the 16-35 with a telephoto.

Not that we can travel right now but I am being hopeful I might get a trip by spring somewhere!

If anyone has images to share where the telephoto really shines do share.

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Fujifilm X100V Sony a7 III Sony FE 55mm F1.8 Sony FE 85mm F1.8 Sony FE 16-35mm F2.8 +2 more
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