Lens advice for Trip to Bhutan

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  1. Zeeshan Mitra

    Zeeshan Mitra TPF Noob!

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    Hey, soon I will be going on a trip to Bhutan for 5 days, my main purpose is to photograph. So now I am confused as to which lens or lenses should I take with me. I want to keep it light dont want to take a lot of lenses which would mean changing lenses off and on which may lead to dust issues while I am out there. Recently I upgraded from a Nikon D3100 to a Nikon D5600, couldnt go for the 7000 series as my budget did not allow me to. So now I am wondering which lens to take. I am thinking of renting a lens. I already have the kit 18-55 AF-P lens which has produced great results till now. And I have a 70-300mm Tamron VC lens. Should I take my 18-55 on my old D3100 and rent a 24-70mm 2.8 and mount it on the D5600 ? Or should I rent the 10-20 or 35 f1.4 ? My subjects would be primarily landscape, monasteries and people. Looking forward to your valuable advice.


     
  2. benhasajeep

    benhasajeep No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Why pay more if your current lenses gives you good luck? I would just take what you have. And maybe buy the less expensive normalish 35mm f/1.8 lens which is on sale for $170 right now. You will have wide angle covered, any telephoto covered. And a good normal perspective low light lens. All of which are very light lenses.
     
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    I'm tempted to say both cams and existing lens mount on each one, but I don't know your style of shooting. Is wide angle in your needs, so you need 35mm with bigger aperture than you own, answer these yourself and you'll know what you need
     
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    As a follow up, if renting the Nikon 16-80 f2.8 to 4 covers a lot of ground
     

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