Are telephoto lenses good for travel?

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Gloomy1 Regular Member • Posts: 487
Re: Are telephoto lenses good for travel?

Darren I was frustrated by frequently shooting at 200mm and wanting more which was why I moved from Nikon to Sony as Nikon 200-400 lens is incredibly expensive and heavy and the 200-500 is just incredibly heavy and the Sigma 100-400 is not much heavier than the Nikon 70-200f4 and the shutter shock with the Nikon with a D810 can be terrible so I can't hand hold it. Whether you need anything longer than 200mm is difficult to say. I like long lens landscapes but using it can be frustrating with atmospheric conditions often blunting sharpness. With my posted Bassenthwaite shots the softening atmospheric conditions are part of the charm but even in Cumbria heat shimmer is often all too evident. If you haven't used 200mm then you may find it long enough, perhaps 70-300. Good luck with your search. Ken

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