I have got a Contax N24-85 for travel. Then I wanted Olympus OM 16/3.5, 21/3.5, 28/3.5 and 50/3.5 (adapted to EF). And till now, I am undecided with zoom or primes. So there is no answer to this question. Use whatever you want.
Bro...tell you ah...18-135mm good for travel. Then later you want to take photos in the city during walkabout in the evening and you find 18-135mm not up to task. Think think 50mm prime will do the trick then you add it to your arsenal. Later when you walk into a museum and suddenly you find 18-135mm is not wide enough in the 18mm end so maybe decided to get a 8mm UWA.
In the end you find that you bring along a big collection of lenses just for travel. Alamak so much hassle that holidays are no longer enjoyable. I ditch everything and just bring a pns. Solves my problem.
better in terms of what??
funny effects such as fisheye etc?
there is no such thing as best... so you have to look at what are your requirements...
i am even satisfied with using my mum's old panasonic PnS, cos it just gets the job done...
I just came back from a 4days free and easy trip to Phuket. Using a DSLR is really no fun. I brought along a lightweight Nikon D60 (model discontinued) with a 18-55mm + 35mm prime + 55-200mm. There's also spare batteries to bring, ND filters, flash, chargers and AA rechargeable for flash.
I dumped 55-200mm in the hotel as I find it is really useless. Everywhere I went was either water sports related or weather related. Rain and I can't use the camera. Canoeing and you can't bring it out without the fear of getting it wet especially out at sea. Take shots in the city? The place is so messy that it is difficult to frame a shot. In the end take landscape shots which the 18-55mm lens comes in handy and it was my good traveling companion.
My friend used a Nikon L19 pns. Cheap and good and it takes beautiful shots whereas my setup looked like a fool. Why? I for one is already a grandpa and sitting in a canoe and holding a DSLR is so cumbersome. I can't even get the horizon level with the canoe rocking from side to side.
So it depends how comfortable you are with cameras. Some people don't experience the problems I faced as we may not be in the same age group. To get a pns, choose one that sits comfortably in your hands without it sliding out when your palms are wet. In this case, different people have different finger size and the model that suit me may not suit you. Hope that helps.
I'm intending to rent a Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 DX (C) for my trip to Hokkaido - Tokyo - London - Amsterdam - Paris - Barcelona - Madrid, even though I already have Tamron 17-50 f/2.8.
I will only bring the Tokina and leave my Tamron behind coz I only want to bring 1 lens for my 7D. Any opinions?
Sorry that these are not Prime lens.
There are various prime lens for various usage during travel.
You will enjoy this lens as it is great for taking photos of European architecture and landscape. The 11-16 is also good for taking photos of people discreetly by placing your camera at waist level. However may I suggest that you bring your tamron too for times where it is not possible to go close to your subjects eg: tour bus going pass something interesting, museum staff who are uncomfortable with you poking your camera so near an artifact.Originally Posted by catalystanalyst
I'm a cow with a camera
May consider 24mm or 35mm if only 1 prime.
I brought full gears 35,50,85,16-35,28-75,70-200..etc
At the end usage of 16-35mm (95%) ,35 and 50 share the balance.Others just join the trip..
Thinking may get a x100 or epl2+17mm as combo with 16-35 for next trip.
Lazy to change lens...