What lens to bring to Beijing, Xiamen & Mongolia trip ?

Discussion in 'Travel' started by ferd_lu, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. Hi guys,
    Hope you guys can help me out. In three weeks time I;m off to those three places in China.
    I'll be there for a total of 12 days. This will be a photography bliss.
    I have an FX Nikon D700. I want to bring only two lenses for this trip.
    Currently have 17-35 f2.8-4 Sigma, Nikon 24-70f2.8 , Nikon 70-300 f4.5-5.6 VR lens.
    What would be a good choice to bring ?
    Thanks for the inputs.
  2. While I have not been out there, I know the environmental conditions of Xiamen and Mongolia can be pretty harsh and dusty.
    Since you're on a full frame, I'd opt for the 24-70/2.8 and 70-300/4.5-5.6 to cover more range with the 24-70/2.8 on as the walkaround.
  3. stemked

    stemked Moderator

    Don't exclude Beijing from the 'dusty' category. I'd agree with Ting for a full frame camera. I covered from 20-200 with three lenses on a film camera on a trip to Beijing and southern China. I ended up not using the ultra wide end all that much; probably 90% of my shots were in the 24-105 range.
  4. Definitely 24-70 and 70-300. There should be plenty of culture to shoot in Mongolia and a telephoto lens is very useful. Ultra-wide, on the other hand, can be skipped as 24mm on your standard zoom should be more than sufficient. Good luck and enjoy!
  5. Yeah, 24-70 f2.8 and the 70-300VR is what am packing. But I'm also tempted to bring the fisheye as well.
  6. I would bring the wide and the 300 zoom
  7. 24-70 and 70-300. If you need wider than 24mm shoot a three frame pano and stitch. You'll want the 24-70 for most of your shooting.

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