I am looking at different lenses for my D5000 for a trip to Alaska. I am new to DSLR camera. I have 2 lenses-the kit lens 18-55mm VR and a 70-300mm. I am thinking about trading my 70-300 for the 18-200mm VR mainly for the convenience of not having to take 2 lenses and changing lenses all the time plus the 18-200 is smaller and lighter than the 70-300. I have only used the 70-300 a few times, I mostly use the kit lens. Any info/advice regarding lenses and how to get great shots in Alaska would be greatly appreciated.
Shooting great pictures in Alaska(4 posts) (4 voices)
May be a good idea... the 18-200 is a "travel" lens. However, you do know that you will be compromising on sharpness dont you? If you intend to take photos that you hope to blow up and hang above the fire place then you may not want the 18-200. Not that you cant get sharp photos from the 18-200 it just mean that you will neeed to know its limitations better if you are a pixel peeper.
You didn't say what your interests are Denise? If landscape, the 18-55 you already have is pretty good. If wildlife, unless you are a super stalker, the 300 end of the 70-300 will be needed. Failing that if you really want one lens convenience, take a look at the Tamron 18-270 pzd - I hear that is pretty good.
please do a forum search, trip to alaska is pretty similar to trip to galapagos and trip to philippines
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