16 50 or 24 50 for lightweight carrying

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CliveTJ Contributing Member • Posts: 559
16 50 or 24 50 for lightweight carrying

I’ve developed a back problem which makes it difficult for me to carry for more than a short time my 7ii plus any decent zoom.  I’m ok with my 40mm and I can carry a heavier lens in a bum bag (fanny pack).  I’m wondering whether to get a more versatile lens which is light to use when doing more casual shooting when travelling.

I’m thinking 16 50 DX as I have a z7ii so still enough MPs or should I go for the 24 50 FX which is a bit less flexible but FX.  The DX lens is the lightest option.  Maybe I could think about the Z50 or Zfc to really save weight but that might be a 2nd step.

The 16 50 at least has VR so if I bought a DX body later this would be useful. I can still use my heavier FX kit but I need lighter options for travel.

Any thoughts from others with similar struggles?

 CliveTJ's gear list:CliveTJ's gear list
Nikon Z7 II Nikon Z fc Nikon Z 50mm F1.8 Nikon Z 14-24mm F2.8 Nikon Nikkor Z 28mm F2.8 (SE) +9 more
Nikon Z fc Nikon Z50
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