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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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Plan (at the moment) is now

16-35/4
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ricardovaste Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 February 2019 at 15:26
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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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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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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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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Post Options Post Options   Quote whiteheat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 February 2019 at 22:05
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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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 February 2019 at 23:04
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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Post Options Post Options   Quote whiteheat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 February 2019 at 23:17
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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Post Options Post Options   Quote jkkyler Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 February 2019 at 01:16
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.


????
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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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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Post Options Post Options   Quote whiteheat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 February 2019 at 04:24
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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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 February 2019 at 09:07
The hood is not optional in a busy city like Athens. If you're into details I can imagine you choose a tele, but that would be the 70-200/4 or the 70-300G, not the heavy 70-200/2.8. Walking up the Parthenon or just around town, that weight will be a problem.

Edit: you be you but this is how I look at it. Going up the Parthenon or to the base of Lycabettus, I would like to go relatively light.

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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.

Just like to add for remark: 2 bodies is surely greatist solution - you can have 2 mounted lenses and no risk to have something desturbing on the sensor. The secong body can surely be aps-c and one from cheaper side, so OSS lens mounted.
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