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Travelling Light


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Travelling Light

5 Jun 2021 11:22AM   Views : 597 Unique : 385

I think doing the lens reviewing has taught me a valuable lesson in travelling light. There is always that tendency to want to carry everything everywhere, but eventually the shoulders ache, the back gives way and it's barely possible to stagger 100 metres (or yards) from the car park. When reviewing, life is so simple - one lens, one thought and a proper exploration of what it can do. Then, whatever the lens is, that's what is used on location. If I get a 600mm f/4 then it might be off to Martin Mere for the wildfowl. If I get an 8mm fish-eye then it might be off into John Rylands Library for some vistas of ancient tomes. The single-mindedness is refreshing and the lighter load even more so.

Meanwhile, for personal photography at a new location then on full frame the 24-90mm might do very nicely, but I'll add the fish-eye zoom and perhaps the 75-300mm just in case. Oh, and perhaps the 43mm f/1.9 in case of low light situations. And maybe the 20-35mm f/4 would be handy. Hmm, a macro lens too. 50mm or 100mm? Not sure, so perhaps both........Hopefully another review lens might arrive in time to save me from all this.....

Nikkor Z 24mm f/1.8S

Fujinon GF 45-100mm f/4

HD Pentax-D FA 70-210mm f/4

Samyang MF 85mm f/2.8 Mk2

Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG DN Art

Tamron 17-70mm f/2.8 DiIII-A VC RXD

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saltireblue Avatar
saltireblue Plus
13 14.8k 92 Norway
5 Jun 2021 4:20PM
The Peak Design sling bag I take with me whenever I leave the house contains all my lenses, apart from the Laowa 65mm 2:1 macro, which only gets used at home.
In the bag is a Fuji X-T3 with 16-80 f/4 attached. I take 95% of all my images with this lens. Also in the bag are 10-24 f/4, 70-300 f/4-5.6 and a dinky 35mm f/1.4. I have no use for flash, so they stay at home. A few spare cards and bits and bobs (no spare batteries as the X-T3 has one in-body and 2 more in the vertical grip.
It all weighs in at a comfortable (for me) 3.4kg.
NeilWigan Avatar
NeilWigan Plus
13 17 16 England
9 Jun 2021 12:47AM
Hi Malc good to see you are still going ,i take whatever the wife can carry.

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