I posted this on the Travel Sub-forum but haven't gotten a reply. I suppose more people view this sub-forum than that, so, apologies for the repetition.
I will be making a trip to Melbourne in October, and I'm travelling with a group of 5 other friends. We will be self-driving around the state of Victoria, but less so on the eastern side. 60% of the days would be spent in the city though, for the culture.
I was wondering what lenses I should bring. I'm mainly a prime lens shooter, so I haven't got many zooms. The only working ones I have are a Nikon 24-85mm, Sigma 50-500mm... and... hmm... that's it.
I have primes ranging from 8mm all the way to 135mm though, and I thought of bringing the following setup:
- 20mm f2.8D (my widest lens apart from the fisheye 8mm)
- 50mm f1.4D
- considering buying a 200mm f4 AIS.
- also considering buying a Samyang 14mm f2.8
I guess I want to shoot landscapes, especially the Great Ocean Road (20mm and 200mm) but I also want to take pictures of myself and my friends on a holiday (20mm and 50mm). I'm leaving out my 85mm f1.4D because I feel that I won't be using that much since the 50mm would do decently for group and individual portraits.
Apart from what I wanna bring, I have the following lenses as well, so if you think you would bring them, please suggest reasons. =)
- 8mm fisheye
- 20mm f1.8D Sigma
- 35mm f1.4 AIS
- 35mm f2D
- 50mm f1.8E
- 50mm f1.2 AIS
- 55mm f2.8 AIS Micro
- 85mm f2 AIS
- 85mm f1.4D
- 100mm f2.8D Macro Tokina
- 135mm f2.8E
- 80-200mm f2.8 AFS (but the AF is spoilt for now)
I will bring a tripod and 2 x SB-30s with RF triggers, coz I think an SB600 or SB800 is too bulky.
What do you guys think/suggest?