As I leave for Japan on Saturday, I am faced with a decision many have dealt with â€”Â what lenses do I take?
Take only the jack of all trades Nikkor 18-200 f/3.5â€“5.6 AF-S VR. It will keep me from missing shots, the IQ is good enough, I won’t have to swap lenses and I’ll have AF, and it will save on space in my luggage.
Add either my 35mm f/2 AI-S or my 24mm f/2 AI-S to the 18-200 for night/low light.
Pull a Henri Cartier-Bresson, and take only the 35mm f/2 AI-S. I love this lens, and kind of like this option, but am afraid I’ll miss too many shots sticking to just ~50mm equivalent.
Take the ultra wide Tokina 11-16mm & 18-200mm
Use the Tokina 11-16mm & 35mm f/2 AI-S
There’s a number of other things I’m considering, but these seem the most likely right now. I could merely bring a lot of lenses and choose one or two before heading out each day.