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Posted 3/8/2013 by Robbiegirl in General Photography
 

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Posted: 3/8/2013 7:45:14 PM
We will be traveling to Germany and Belgium. If you had a Nikon d90 which two lenses would you bring?


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Posted: 3/8/2013 8:45:57 PM
I traveled to the Dominican Republic in December with a D3 (FX detector), and my 35mm f/2 didn't leave my camera the entire time!

If I were you, I'd take a 20mm f/2.8 (since you have a DX detector) and a 50mm f/1.4 or f/1.8. A 35mm f/1.8 DX is also a great choice (my husband has this lens on his D5100 and adores it).

I've traveled with a zoom lens on previous vacations (usually my 24-70mm), and looking back at the photos I seemed to be always either shooting it at 24 or 70 and rarely any focal lengths in between. Since I figured that out I just travel with primes- they're so much smaller and lighter!



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Posted: 3/10/2013 5:33:57 PM
I have a D3200 ( used to travel with a D40X) and I have a 16-85mm f/3.5 DX which I love for traveling, it's worked great for me it has a very good range even when I only bring one lens and when I have to consider that changing lenses wont be posible or easy . And if considering a second lens I would take my 35mm f/1.8 DX


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Posted: 3/10/2013 5:52:17 PM
What lenses do you have? I have been to Asia and the Mediterranean with my d90, and I basically only used my 18-200. I did also bring my 70-300, but very rarely used it. Right now I am looking at wide angle lenses, but not sure if I am going to purchase.


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Posted: 3/10/2013 6:37:54 PM
I have a 50 mm 1.8. / a 28-200 d aspherical/ and a 28-85 1:35-4.5 the last two I had bought with my film 35 mm nikon.
I will be in Germany, Paris and Luxemborg.
I am not a great photographer but have taken some good photos with this camera.
Advice is appreciated.


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Posted: 3/10/2013 6:40:08 PM
I would rent a lens for the trip as Purchasing is not in the budget right now.

I also will be taking photos of a new grandchild soon to come but in Chicago. I think the 50 mm would work for that.


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Posted: 3/10/2013 6:43:58 PM
I forgot one lens to add a 70-210 mm 1.4-5.6


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Posted: 3/12/2013 2:07:45 AM
Well, I JUST upgraded to the D7000 specifically for a trip next month to Ireland, Paris & London. (I really loved the 7000 ,rented it for a December shoot, and wanted to have the 2 card slots for backup on my trip. Will be shooting RAW in one slot Med. JPEG in the other and divying up the cards between husband and me for safekeeping. Don't want to take my laptop, etc.) But to answer your question I'm only taking my 18-200 lens. Great all-around, not too heavy/big. Trying to travel light and still have fun with photography!

Christi


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Posted: 3/12/2013 8:00:08 AM
I live in Europe and travel quite a bit and if I had to choose ONE lens... oy... 24-70. I'm not familiar with Nikon but I'm on a full frame with my Canon. I would think on a cropped sensor a 16-35 would be great, that's my 2nd favorite lens and my absolute favorite when I'm out on those tight streets in these little European towns. Having a 2.8 or better will serve you well as you go in and out of light and shoot in the evenings.

I'll be in Belgium next month, can't wait!!!


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Posted: 4/11/2013 7:52:11 AM
I agree with Danica. 18-200 is a great one to leave in your camera. I used my 70-300 a bunch in when traveling without kids in the Mediterranean. With the kids years later I hardly took it out. I also have a fisheye that really adds a unique view that can set you pictures apart. They are really small and light so you can bring them. My bigger advise is on the bag if a backpack is you camera bag there will be places like museums or even grocery stores where you can't take them in. I completely skirt the issue by using a vest and can carry all my gear and other stuff for a day and am never asked to check it. Edited to add the 18-200 works for kids too but I do wish it was faster. I have it on a d80 and get lots of blurry pics of my active kids.
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