India Trip

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  1. s_marolf

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    I'm going to be traveling to India in April for work and a plan a side trip to see the Taj Mahal. I'm trying to figure out what gear to take or if I need to invest in a new lens.

    Below is what I have for now. I use the 70-200mm most often but its heavy to carry. Thoughts?

    Nikon D610
    Nikkor AF-S 50 mm 1.8G
    Nikkor AF-S 70-200mm 2.8G VR1
    Nikkor AF 28-80mm 3.3-5.6G
    Yongnuo 35mm f\2
    SB-700 Speedlight


     
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    Body, 70-200 and 28-80 & speedlight. If you were going to purchase a new lens the 24-70 would be a good choice. Something else I would strongly recommend is a GOOD polarizing filter. If you're finding the 70-200 heavy, hit the gym more before you go. Having spent some time over there photographing, l would say that leaving it would be a BIG mistake.
     
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    This is a Google search for Taj Mahal photos:
    taj mahal photos - Google Search

    Many of the better shots IMO look around 80-200. Generalising, the longer-than-200 ones are a bit boring, the wide angles not so great either. A normal and medium telephoto look to be the lenses to have. And the time of day: the midday shots, the light's flat and boring.
     
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    Looks like I need to hit the gym and work on getting out of bed early! I've been looking at getting a 24-70 but not sure it's in the budget before the trip so I'll probably go with what I have

    Thanks for the advice.
     

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