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01-31-2011, 06:28 AM   #16
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I post the same thing just about every time someone asks about a vacation kit.

I have 4 AF zooms at the heart of my kit, a sigma 10-20mm, a pentax 18-35mm, a tamron 28-75F2.8 and a sigma 70-200F2.8 plus sigma 1.4x and 2x TCs.

When travelling, i used to take all 4 of these, but have pared it down considerably.

If I am not specifically doing wild life the sigma 70-200 and the teleconverters stay home.

I also occasionally drop the 18-35 and live with the gap between 20 and 28mm.

I will then take either my vivitar 85F1.4 and the pentax AF TC or the K135F2.5, but i am tending towards the viovitar more and more because the 85F1.4 on it's own adds some possibilities.

I can't speak for the OP's photographic tastes, but if I know I am city bound, the long glass stays home,

I have found travelling in cities especially the 10-20 is invaluable, and much more use than a long lens.

many other posters in this thread have also commented the same.

01-31-2011, 07:36 PM   #17
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OP... Of the lenses you listed... I'd just take the kit 18-55...

Ireland in May (unless you have WR) will probably require a Tesco shopping bag or two in you kit bag... Essential...
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Actually the DA*50-135 is sealed. I also just bought a Tamron-F 1.4X Pz-AF MC4 teleconverter. I'm thinking that along with my kit lens and the DA 35, 2.4 I just got will round out my bag pretty well. I can use the Tamron if I need any long shots, whaddya think?

P.s. i'm pretty sure I'm done buying lenses for a bit. Otherwise the wife may be going without me and I can sit at home with every lens I own.

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