Dear fellow Photographers,
In about 1 year, I plan to travel to Japan for 3 or 4 weeks.
But I have a huge dilemma.
Primes or Zooms?
I currently own a Nikon D850 and a 70-200 2.8 lens.
I nowadays mainly shoot portraits/glamours/nudes.
I planned buying a 24-70 2.8 around next month, as I sometimes miss the wider angle.
But I also was thinking about getting a 105mm prime instead.
I previously shot with both zooms and primes too.
I was fine with both. Both have their pros and cons.
But here's the dilemma:
As travelling to Japan is not a cheap feat, I have 2 options:
1.) I keep the 70-200 2.8G and buy a 24-70 2.8G, and a bigger bag, and travel with those.
2.) I sell the 70-200, and instead get a 105mm or 85mm prime + a 50mm or 35mm prime.
Option a: 105mm 1.4E + 50mm 1.8G + maybe I can rent a 35mm lens
Option b: 85mm 1.4G + 35mm 1.8G
So these are the 3 options I can fit into the budget, and still have enough money for Japan.
(1. 70-200 + 24-70; 2a. 105 + 50; 2b. 85 + 35 )
I am travelling with a professional Model, who also happens to be a dear friend, with whom I also shoot 3-4 times a year.
(She lives quite far away - for those who wonder why only 3-4 times.)
The main aim of the travel would be:
- Capture the beauty of Japan, see the world.
- Do some great portrait shoots in Japan, or maybe even glamour, if we find a place for it.
The 2 zooms are large and heavy but really versatile.
The 2 primes are much less versatile, but much smaller and lighter.
(I actually would prefer 3 or 4 primes, but that is not an option.)
I do fear somewhat, that I will miss out on some photos, either the wide end, or will miss the reach of the 200mm
As said, as I never really travelled as a Photographer, I would welcome some advice on this from the more experienced ones
Just to clarify: This is not a paid business trip, nor do I have any photography work in Japan. This is just.... Vacation