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03-03-2011, 08:46 PM   #1
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I am travelling overseas soon what sort lenses would you taking with you (limited space) got a sigma 18-55 mm, pentax 12-24mm and ?? thanks Robert


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Don't know what that Sigma inverse zoom is, but I would definitely take the 12-24. Perhaps a Tamron 28-75 and/or Pentax 55-300 as well. If it is an 18-125 you have, it might be OK instead of the last two.
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Robert,

There have been a few recent threads on overseas travel incl. recently:
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-slr-lens-discussion/135020-travel-...-question.html
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-slr-lens-discussion/133364-prime-t...-3-lenses.html

When I travel overseas (last year, I travelled for 4 months in various trips to Europe, Asia, and Australasia), I tend to choose one of the following combos:

(1) K-7 + DA18-250mm
(2) K-7 + FA31 mm f1.8 Ltd
(3) K-7 + DA18-250mm + Voigtlander Nokton 58mm f1.4

The combos (1) and (2) are perfect for light travel (cabin luggage only). These are simple no-non-sense combos: 1 body + 1 lens, and no lens swapping. I tend to use (1) more often but the FA31mm is an excellent alternative in several places.

The combo (3) is mainly when I have a check-in luggage. I carry the all around lens DA18-250mm on the K-7 and I use the fast prime Nokton 58mm f1.4 for low-light conditions and tricky light situations.

I shoot mostly outdoor and the Da18-250mm is the perfect all-around lens. (Its sibbling Tamron 18-250mm is equally good.) The FA31mm has stunning IQ and the focal lenght is nice compromise. The Voigtlander Nokton 58mm f1.4 is superb, built like a tank, very nice IQ. Importantly I avoid lens swapping as much as possible.

Everyone is different and I am sure that you will get some good feedback from the forum. I hope that the above may help you.

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If I have the money to spend before traveling I'd buy myself a Pentax DA / Tamron 18-250 and take that one lens alone. For what I already have I'd take my 18-55 and 55-300 kit lens and a back up point and shoot.

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QuoteOriginally posted by robma47 Quote
I am travelling overseas soon what sort lenses would you taking with you (limited space) got a sigma 18-15 mm, pentax 12-24mm and ?? thanks Robert
I'm also puzzled by this?
All you need is to add a tele-zoom for wildlife and the like you can't get close to.
I usually just bring my kit Pentax DA 18-55mm, Pentax FA J 70-300mm or DA 50-200mm, and the Sigma 28-200mm.
The FA J 70-300 and the DA 50-200 is an either/or thing.
I use the 18-55mm as the main lens and the Sigma 28-200mm as my all around lens, when I don't really know what I will encounter on a trip.
If going to a zoo or aviary or something of the sort, I make sure that I have the Pentax FA J 70-300mm.
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QuoteOriginally posted by robma47 Quote
I am travelling overseas soon what sort lenses would you taking with you (limited space) got a sigma 18-15 mm, pentax 12-24mm and ?? thanks Robert
A lot depends on where you're going and what you'll be doing. My "tourist" set up is very simple. K10D, Sigma 17-70, Tamron 1.4X multiplier. Last year I also carried my DA*50-135 for a 2 week trip, but only used it 1 day (wasted luggage space and weight). However if you'll be doing wildlife, you'll need telephotos. Real landscapes will require a good wide angle (I sometimes carry my DA21LTD). My wife carries her 18-55WR and her DA55-300. It all depends on your style and desires.
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PS Oh yeah, I forgot the back up Optio 33WR
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QuoteOriginally posted by K57XR Quote
...I'd take my 18-55 and 55-300 kit lens and a back up point and shoot.
..oh yeah, I always have a P&S too just on case.
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overseas where?

I'd keep it simple, light and comfortable. Just take your camera and one lens, the 18-55. Most people whom I see walking around with their gear backpack usually never fiddle around with changing lenses and the burden of the extra weight can be very tiring by mid day.

Unless you are going on a safari...where are you planning to go?

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I am travelling overseas soon what sort lenses would you taking with you (limited space) got a sigma 18-55 mm, pentax 12-24mm and ?? thanks Robert
My last several trips to eurpope have had nothing longer than 85mm.

This includes both business travel to paris and other parts of france, and to prague, and 10 days going through Prague Budapest and Vienna with my family.

My kit varies, but for the 10 day vacation I took 4 lenses and 2 bodies.

the lenses were Samyang 8mm Fisheye, sigma 10-20, tamron 28-75F2.8 and Vivitar (samyang) 85mmF1.4

I also took my 1,7x AF TC to add if I wanted extra reach (i didn't)

Other trips have seen me take just the two zooms, or some of my M42 primes from 24-85mm, or the two zooms plus my K135F2.5 in place of the vivitar 85F1.4.

Given the kit you have, the only thing perhaps is one fast prime, in the portrait range for night shots and street portraits.
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As many of us have done on the other threads referenced above, I'd agree that I don't often use lenses longer than 70mm for urban travel (i.e. old cities). If you are traveling where wildlife (even a zoo) is part of the attraction, then the 55-300 is a nice addition.
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