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    Forced into another trip..

    I had thought a relaxing few months home to recuperate from my recent trip..
    but I might have to travel again. To the USA., with my daughter. Cannot get out of it.
    She is attending a medical conference..my wife and son-in-law look after the grand kids or I do

    So I got to travel. Again.

    This time around I just want to take my Df and one travel zoom.

    Which one would you recommend? I shall be around the Ivy League uni area on the east coast.

    Thanks.

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    Re: Forced into another trip..

    Hi rayyan,
    my tip:

    24-85/3.5-5.6 VR

    -small
    -lightweight
    -sharp
    -versatile

    Best.


    Cenek.

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    Re: Forced into another trip..

    24-120 f/4 VR. superb lens.
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    Re: Forced into another trip..

    Zoom lens? Are you sure? I don't have a clue of course, but I've heard nice things about the Sigma 24-105mm f/4 OS. It's even heavier than the Nikkor 24-120 though.

    Me? I would have taken a couple of primes, like 28 + 85 or something, but maybe it's because I'm stingy and don't want to spend money on expensive zoom lenses

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    Re: Forced into another trip..

    Doesn't matter much Ray. Take the one that tickles your fancy and have a fine time.

    Just this guy you know

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    Re: Forced into another trip..

    cenek, Brad, Jorgen, Jono....

    A big thank you for your suggestions.
    I now have both the zooms, for trial, that were suggested.

    Thanks again guys.

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    Re: Forced into another trip..

    Quote Originally Posted by bradhusick View Post
    24-120 f/4 VR. superb lens.
    Beat me to it…

    I had my 4-year old 24-120 f4 (and My D810) stolen in Vienna early this month. Went out and bought another 24-120 f4 (and another D810) as soon as the insurance money came through…!
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    Re: Forced into another trip..

    I have been playing with the zooms all yesterday.

    The 24-85 has too much distortion.

    The 24-120 plus the cam is heavier and bigger than me.
    One has to look good too...never know who one meets.

    I guess shall stick with 2 primes.

    Thanks folks.

    p.s. An option is to rent the lens in the U.S. Looking at prices for a
    Week to 10 days....heck it is worth it. And no weight to carry
    Except my cam and a 50mm.
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    Re: Forced into another trip..

    Quote Originally Posted by rayyan View Post
    I have been playing with the zooms all yesterday.

    The 24-85 has too much distortion.

    The 24-120 plus the cam is heavier and bigger than me.
    One has to look good too...never know who one meets.

    I guess shall stick with 2 primes.

    Thanks folks.

    p.s. An option is to rent the lens in the U.S. Looking at prices for a
    Week to 10 days....heck it is worth it. And no weight to carry
    Except my cam and a 50mm.
    depends what you plan to shoot. Mayb a 28 and 50 prime or a 35 and a 85?

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    Re: Forced into another trip..

    Rayyan, while you are considering renting, why not try a Fuji X-T1 and 18-55 zoom? Compact, lovely, highly enjoyable.
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    Re: Forced into another trip..

    I don't know. Never been there before.

    Best.

    Quote Originally Posted by Paratom View Post
    depends what you plan to shoot. Mayb a 28 and 50 prime or a 35 and a 85?

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    Re: Forced into another trip..

    Brad, exactly what I was thinking.
    Thanks for that.

    My best wishes to you and yours.

    Quote Originally Posted by bradhusick View Post
    Rayyan, while you are considering renting, why not try a Fuji X-T1 and 18-55 zoom? Compact, lovely, highly enjoyable.
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