Are telephoto lenses good for travel?

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Bobthearch
Bobthearch Veteran Member • Posts: 9,819
Re: Are telephoto lenses good for travel?

I would not want to travel without a long-ish zoom lens.  Wildlife, portraits, architectural features, geographical features, cultural events, or even news events.  It's the best way to photograph people, if you're into that, without being intrusive or obvious.

A hot air balloon rally, 240mm on a crop sensor.

The only prime lens I regularly travel with is an 85mm macro.

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