Which lens to take?

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  1. TonyUSA

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    I am about to visit Japan agin soon and never take DSLR with me before due to the size and hate to carry stuffs while I am traveling. I will take it this time just for walk around photos. I am going to take 5D and one lens with me, would 16-35mm f4 be best for what I own? And don't even think to take 430 flash with me either. Please advise.


     
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    Of the lenses you own. I suppose that's the one to take, if you were to take only 1.
     
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    If I were to take a trip like that and I had the lenses you have, I would consider picking up a new lens for the trip. I'd look for something in the 18-70 to 18-100 ranges.

    When I took my 1st trip to Disney World with a DSLR I picked up my 18-105.
     
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    Thank you.
     
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    if you 'hate to carry stuff" get a mirrorless camera ... small ... light ... and can easily use the big DSLR lens
    www.flickr.com/photos/mmirrorless
     
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    Or just use your phone for photos on the trip and enjoy the experience without being focused on a camera.

    Unless my trip revolves around photography I don’t carry a DSLR on vacation, my iPhone does great for travel photos.
     
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    I'm sure whatever lens you take will be the best one.
     
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    Where in Japan are you going, what are you going to be doing? If you're going to just be out in the wilderness, hiking or whatever, then the 16-35 is probably fine. If you're going to be in a city or somewhere with a lot of temples, I'd rather bring something that can zoom a little farther, maybe a 24-105 or something like that.
     
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    Yes, that what I always did in the past. I was leaning not to bring DSLR this time also.
     
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    Thank you everyone for your input.
     
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    I've come to a compromise and usually carry a compact camera or a Micro43 camera.
    I used a Lumix GM1 a few years back in London and took an EM5 II to Singapore last month.
     
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