Tamron 18-270mm + Nikkor 35mm 1.8 with tripod...for night sceneries. more versitle than 18-55mm though i agree that most of the time you will shoot yourself with background scenery..
i remembered i brought my 18-135mm, 10-20mm and 50mm and tripod for my honeymoon..18-135mm is on my cam body most of the time..
Nikon D610 |NIKON 16-35mm F4G | SIGMA 50mm F1.4G | NIKON 70-200mm F2.8G VRII | NIKON SB600
i also have sign up tour to europe end of this year with 5 star tour... with the free trip to dubai for 3 days...
now also searching for bigger zoom lens to bring ... but power zoon lens normally will compensate with focusing... :<
now only have he kit lens which is 17-85 and 50 f 1.8 ... plan to get one 18-200 ...
read alot in this treat... still wonder which lens to get ...
24 - 105....
Last edited by ctm1968; 15th October 2009 at 10:22 PM.
ever thot of a wide angle lens? u get more dramatic photos
btw jus came back from a europe trip less than a mnth ago.. heres some pics from my canon10-22
i'm going on a tour too, too lazy to plan free-and-easy
going round switzerland, germany, france, amsterdam, luxembourg, belgium
Free and easy? 6 places in 10 days. You'll be spending most of the time travelling.
If I can make a suggestion: pick 2-3 destinations out of these 6 and get see a bit more than the inside of a train/bus/plane. But I see that it's a prefab tour, so I guess that station has been passed.
Anyway: Make sure you have a wide angle (for landscape and architecture) and a walkaround lens (24-105mm, or something). Anything above 100mm is for occasional use in my experience (to get some compression for long distance/close-up shots).
...and have a good time!
Last edited by ctm1968; 17th October 2009 at 12:56 AM.
also helps to conserve energy compared to F&E, going back to work immediately after my tour
feel like getting a canon 10-22 too, but kinda out of my budget now unless i strike TOTO or 4D
Canon 500D + 18-55mm + 50mm f1.8 + Sigma 18-250
i'm still on geneve, switzerland now.. will be coming back to singapore tonight....
your camera will be ok in cold weather
im shooting in mont blanc yesterday, it's below 0 and windy like hell... yet there's no problem with the cam
the only problem is i can't feel my finger so a bit hard to press shutter... should bring gloves next time >_<
i bring 12-24 & 24-105 for my trip.. and a gorilla pod.. too lazy to bring big tripod..
enjoy your trip..
some photos from switzerland :
gotta go to zermatt hor
going to shop for a original nikon battery pack this weekend!
sorry to hijack, interested to find out what sort of camera bags do you guys bring for the europe trip? would be visiting eastern europe (joining a tour group) in dec and i'm thinking of bringing my crumpler 6mil home.
just got back yerterday from the 12 days trip!
it was a good experience. the package is not bad at all!!
now busy doing laundry
and to sort out the nearly 3000+ photo!!
battery did not fail at -4.5'C, did not use much of the 35 mm, 18-270mm is just nice but hardly use more then 150mm
Last edited by ctm1968; 25th November 2009 at 12:15 AM.
It is true for me, I realized I hardly use above 150 mm for my photos.
Unless it is a long free and easy trip, where got a lot of time to do street candid.
For me, a small prime always comes in handy when I want to go out for a night time walk, and tired of getting tripod and heavy (zoom) lens.
Nonetheless, it is all depends on individual.
for bag, it depends on what is your like. How is the trip going to be.
I like the ease of a shoulder sling bag, but a back pack style bag is more comfort for longer day walk.
If you go free and easy, and if you expect to walk for at least 3 - 4 hours before a rest, I would feel a back pack is more comfortable. That's just me, though