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Vacationing in China... should I bring the 70-200?

Discussion in 'Nikon DX DSLR Forum' started by Larty, Jun 29, 2007.

  1. Larty


    Apr 12, 2007
    Hi folks!

    Getting ready to head out for a 3 wk vacation in China, mainly
    in Shanghai area. Will bring my 17-55 and D200 combo, but
    am having second thoughts of bringing with me my 70-200VR.
    This is the time when I wish I had my 18-200 that I sold to fund
    the 70-200. Hah!

    What you think? Would you take the 70-200VR on vacation?
    I'll be staying at family apartment so I'm not worried about
    leaving camera equipment at home at all.

  2. Hi Jimmy,

    If you don't mind the weight in travel, then the 70-200 would be nice to have on trip. We did a China trip back in Dec and I couldn't haul too much gear and packed my 18-200 and 50 1.4. There were a handful of times that I wished I had my 70-200 with me though.

    Shanghai was a lot of fun and a shopper's paradise if that's your gig :wink:. Have fun and shoot lots.
  3. nancyr


    Feb 14, 2006
    La Jolla, CA
    What Peter said. I sometimes mind the weight of the 80-200, but I'm always glad I took it. My travel-size version is the 75-150/3.5. The 28-200G is another good alternative: light, small, and convenient, but you'll never mistake the images for those from the big zoom.

    Whatever you take, have fun! And post pictures.
  4. 6 weeks in 2005, 28-70, 12-24, 70-200 w/ 1.7 TC, and D2H. BRING IT! River tours , and the tour of the HK Harbor made it the perfect lens with a circular polarizer. .have a great time! Christopher
  5. think about it this way, when will you be able to go to china again? if it were me, i would not think twice and bring the 70-200. i would want to capture the beauty of china in all it's glory with the best equipment i have. even if i had the 18-200, i wouldnt want to sacrifice IQ for convenience. nobody ever said it was going to be easy.
  6. Bring it, and you won't regret.
  7. Larty


    Apr 12, 2007
    Thanks everyone. I have decided to.. BRING IT!!! WOO HOOO!!!!!!!

    Tks for all the inputs ya'll!

  8. Zachs


    Feb 25, 2006
    Maybe I'm the only one, but I really wouldn't want that much extra weight on me...I mean, are you going to bring both lenses with you everywhere you go? It's a lot to tote around. I'd probably take a 30 1.4 or 35 f2 and a 70-300 VR. Both are very sharp performers. After the trip, sell them both if you find you don't have a need for them. :smile:
  9. careful in china of pickpockets etc, my buddy lost his entire kit to some thief while still having the bag on him.
  10. I took the 70-200 VR and found that I was able to get shots with the 70-200that I would have only been able to get with a 200 VR. I'm talking about inside shots like the Beijing opera and the Terrra cotta soldiers. Without VR and 2.8 those shots would have been very difficult without bumbing up the ISO to unacceptable levels (4 me). Take a 1.7 TC with you and your covered for the long end. You can see the shots I'm referring to on my web site.

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