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Oh, just saw the photos. Yes, the 70-200mm plus an RX100, that would be my solution - although the lens hood on the 70-200 is optional. It would be less heavy/balky than taking a total of 4 individual lenses.
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My fault. Should have been clearer. I was referring to the 70-200mm's in E mount, not A mount with any adapter.
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Originally posted by whiteheat whiteheat wrote:

I'd go a different way again. I'd go for the 70-200mm F2.8 or if your budget can't go that far, the 70-200mm F4. That would be your walk about combo. Then I'd take an RX-100 variant for closer, indoor and evening work. That is a lite 2 camera, 1 lens solution. The RX100 you can take with you anywhere and it won't up much in the way of space and weight. For everything else, you'll have a great do it all lens without much compromise in quality.


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If I wanted straight 70-200 I would take the Big beercan 70-210 /f4


I have a FF A7iii and am building a lens collection after switching from aps-c A mount last year- adding a second fixed lens aps-c camera is the exact opposite direction I am looking to go

barring that , this is your solution




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Originally posted by addy landzaat addy landzaat wrote:

Originally posted by whiteheat whiteheat wrote:

I'd go a different way again. I'd go for the 70-200mm F2.8 or if your budget can't go that far, the 70-200mm F4. That would be your walk about combo. Then I'd take an RX-100 variant for closer, indoor and evening work. That is a lite 2 camera, 1 lens solution. The RX100 you can take with you anywhere and it won't up much in the way of space and weight. For everything else, you'll have a great do it all lens without much compromise in quality.
Please explain. I cannot imagine a 70-200 lens as a walk around in a European city.

I manage it quite well. That said, I use a second small carry around camera for wider stuff. I do tend to focus on detail shooting which a tele lens works much better for. I guess it's a personal method/style thing.
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Originally posted by whiteheat whiteheat wrote:

I'd go a different way again. I'd go for the 70-200mm F2.8 or if your budget can't go that far, the 70-200mm F4. That would be your walk about combo. Then I'd take an RX-100 variant for closer, indoor and evening work. That is a lite 2 camera, 1 lens solution. The RX100 you can take with you anywhere and it won't up much in the way of space and weight. For everything else, you'll have a great do it all lens without much compromise in quality.
Please explain. I cannot imagine a 70-200 lens as a walk around in a European city.
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I'd go a different way again. I'd go for the 70-200mm F2.8 or if your budget can't go that far, the 70-200mm F4. That would be your walk about combo. Then I'd take an RX-100 variant for closer, indoor and evening work. That is a lite 2 camera, 1 lens solution. The RX100 you can take with you anywhere and it won't up much in the way of space and weight. For everything else, you'll have a great do it all lens without much compromise in quality.
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Originally posted by Aavo Aavo wrote:

My golden set for travel has over my photography years been 1 fast prime and 1 longer than standard (if attainable) zoom. I had never regret this set. At the moment my aps-c e-mount travel lenses are 24/1,8CZ and 18-135/3.5-5.6 OSS. If happens, I can only with 24/1,8CZ - my favorite FL.
you mean on APS-C, so, that 24mm is a 35mm lens, making you like Richard

I am wondering if bringing the 50mm makes sense, wouldn't the 24mm be enough for all your low light tasks? The 50mm will often a bit long inside. But then, it is a light and small lens and it could be used as a back up lens. Just thinking out loud.
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My golden set for travel has over my photography years been 1 fast prime and 1 longer than standard (if attainable) zoom. I had never regret this set. At the moment my aps-c e-mount travel lenses are 24/1,8CZ and 18-135/3.5-5.6 OSS. If happens, I can only with 24/1,8CZ - my favorite FL.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote jkkyler Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 February 2019 at 16:27
Each day will be a little different so would plan bringing on 1 zoom and 1 prime each day when I depart the house.
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Originally posted by addy landzaat addy landzaat wrote:

If Athens would be the main location, I would travel with a 16-35 and an 85mm - just a 35mm is too limited imho - but we're not the OP


Yeah, we all have different priorities and ways of shooting, so it is very subjective. I think general travel advice of using what you're most comfortable with, what is smallest, lightest, and what has decent batteries, is pretty helpful. But I know some people actually LIKE to take the whole kitchen sink with them and that is almost the entire point of the trip. I completely get that as well. My advice tends to lead more towards "less is more" just because when people post like this, it's often with a lot of excitement and almost "over planning" (no offence intended to anyone)... which often means "let's take everything for every possible situation!"
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Plan (at the moment) is now

16-35/4
50/1.8
24/240 /3.5-6.3
Either 24/1.4 or 14/2.8
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"If Athens would be the main location, I would travel with a 16-35 and an 85mm - just a 35mm is too limited imho - but we're not the OP "

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Originally posted by ricardovaste ricardovaste wrote:

It depends on how you like to travel. If you're happy taking a bigger camera and lens setup, then I think the superzoom you mention could be a good compromise and would be a 1 lens solution. I think adding the 50/1.8 just for insurance, as the zoom is obviously quite slow, would help (but you may not even get it out). The 50 is very small so not an issue to take along. I travel with just a 35/1.4 and occasionally bring a 50 but I just prefer 35 so it never comes out. I personally think a 1 lens solution is the best way to go, keep it as small and light as possible, don't bother with a bag maybe, just wear it with a strap. That's what I do. It'll be nice to take some shots but it's obviously quite low down the list of things to do. Make some memories and come away with a few nice photos. Have fun!
If Athens would be the main location, I would travel with a 16-35 and an 85mm - just a 35mm is too limited imho - but we're not the OP
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ricardovaste Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 February 2019 at 14:22
It depends on how you like to travel. If you're happy taking a bigger camera and lens setup, then I think the superzoom you mention could be a good compromise and would be a 1 lens solution. I think adding the 50/1.8 just for insurance, as the zoom is obviously quite slow, would help (but you may not even get it out). The 50 is very small so not an issue to take along. I travel with just a 35/1.4 and occasionally bring a 50 but I just prefer 35 so it never comes out. I personally think a 1 lens solution is the best way to go, keep it as small and light as possible, don't bother with a bag maybe, just wear it with a strap. That's what I do. It'll be nice to take some shots but it's obviously quite low down the list of things to do. Make some memories and come away with a few nice photos. Have fun!
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