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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Lazy Beach Vacation - Will I regret not renting?


I'm heading on a lazy beach vacation.... tomorrow...

I've had my D700 for about three weeks now, still don't own an FX standard zoom. I'm thinking I will take:

Tamron 17-35mm
Nik 35 f/2D
Sigma 85 1.4
Nik 55 2.8 micro

Do you think I will be missing a standard zoom? I'm thinking it will be mostly a landscape type trip.



Jul 13, 2012 at 02:13 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Lazy Beach Vacation - Will I regret not renting?


I think you're good. Then again I've never owned a mid-range zoom myself
You'll find the 17-35mm to be a very versatile range
Just enjoy yourself!



Jul 13, 2012 at 02:28 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Lazy Beach Vacation - Will I regret not renting?


Just back from vacation, was using D700 and three primes (28, 50 and 85)
Worked perfect to me



Jul 13, 2012 at 02:41 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Lazy Beach Vacation - Will I regret not renting?


Zichar wrote:
I think you're good. Then again I've never owned a mid-range zoom myself
You'll find the 17-35mm to be a very versatile range
Just enjoy yourself!


+1



Jul 13, 2012 at 02:46 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Lazy Beach Vacation - Will I regret not renting?


My answer for all these what to take questions remains constant, does not matter if it's Ireland, México or Cape Cod, for FX 17-35mm 50mm 70-300VR add a Canon 500D close up lens.


Jul 13, 2012 at 05:45 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Lazy Beach Vacation - Will I regret not renting?


i use a 28-200 on my d700, works a treat!


Jul 13, 2012 at 07:05 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Lazy Beach Vacation - Will I regret not renting?


Thanks all for the advice - only thing I was lacking on the trip was copious amounts of lens cleaner. Dang humid down there, and that's coming from Houston!

Oh yeah, and apparently I also needed a pair of pliers - discovered on night 1 that my SB-900 won't play nice with my D700. No TTL functionality and goes strobing at random... had never heard of this problem before now but I guess it is a bit common.



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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Lazy Beach Vacation - Will I regret not renting?


lou f wrote:
i use a 28-200 on my d700, works a treat!



I also have the 28-200. That and a 85 1.8G are all I need on a D800



Jul 24, 2012 at 01:47 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Lazy Beach Vacation - Will I regret not renting?


Just back from vacation. Took Nikon 24-70, Nikon 80-200, Zeiss 100. The 24-70 never left the camera.


Jul 24, 2012 at 06:24 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Lazy Beach Vacation - Will I regret not renting?


My last 2 vacations were handled with a single FX body like a D700 or D800 and a 35mm/1.4 lens.

I did the 24-70 and 70-200 zoom lenses a few years back and that is the last time, total overkill and not needed, and HEAVY.



Jul 24, 2012 at 09:48 PM
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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Lazy Beach Vacation - Will I regret not renting?


I went to Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas (Mexico). On the first trip, I took my D700 and 28-70 2.8.. it was convenient, but lugging that beast of a lens was NOT fun. The second time I went, I took the D700, 35/2, 85/1.4, and 180 2.8... it was inconvenient to change lenses but had SO MUCH FUN with the primes kit. It was a lot of fun trying to find "that" perfect framing and discovering hidden places along the way, as opposed to standing on one place, zooming, and being satisfied with what you get.


Jul 24, 2012 at 10:49 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Lazy Beach Vacation - Will I regret not renting?


thedruid wrote:
My answer for all these what to take questions remains constant, does not matter if it's Ireland, México or Cape Cod, for FX 17-35mm 50mm 70-300VR add a Canon 500D close up lens.


Amen, I always have to chuckle when I see one of these "what should I bring" questions. Your shooting style is your shooting style, you should let it dictate your choice of lenses. Otherwise it is the tail wagging the dog, the only plausible exception being when you have severe weight or space limitations. If you don't have enough room for a dSLR and the above three lenses, then your problem is that you are bringing a dSLR, not the choice of lenses. If you have never shot SWA and now all of a sudden feel that because you are in Rome you should be shooting one you are setting yourself up for a disappointment and very likely lousy images.

When I saw the above recommendation I could have sworn that the author shoots landscape, where the need for a mid-range zoom is near non-existent. Very surprising to see this lens choice from a people shooter.



Jul 28, 2012 at 05:02 AM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Lazy Beach Vacation - Will I regret not renting?


+1 for me as well
I just have a little change to mine nikon 24/1.4 + sigma 85/1.4 + ( sometimes ) sigma 300/4


Less is MORE !!!

nick53097 wrote:
Just back from vacation, was using D700 and three primes (28, 50 and 85)
Worked perfect to me




Jul 28, 2012 at 02:10 PM





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