This video answers a the big question. “What is the best lens for travel photography? For documentary photography?”
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I’ll give you a very comprehensive answer. I’ll talk about the best lenses for the full-frame sensor system as well as the Micro 43 system that I currently use.
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Of course I want you to have an idea of what kinds of images these recommended best travel photography lenses produce. There will be plenty of photo examples.
What about the lens’ usability, weight, discreetness and stuff like that? I’ll mention all that in the video too!
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24-70mm type lenses and equivalents
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Recommended for full-frame sensor cameras
Latest Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 lens: https://bhpho.to/2HE5Np7 | http://amzn.to/2plbzoZ
Recommended Sony 24-70mm f/2.8: https://bhpho.to/2FIcJFe | http://amzn.to/2HJ93Qn
Recommended Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8: https://bhpho.to/2FFDLx2 | http://amzn.to/2DBinmS
Sigma for Canon mount 24-70mm f/2.8 lens: https://bhpho.to/2HHkl7D | http://amzn.to/2phJPld
Sigma for Nikon mount 24-70mm f/2.8 24-70mm f/2.8: https://bhpho.to/2FGCGFf | http://amzn.to/2DBBg8Y
Recommended for cropped frame sensors
Canon 17-55 f/2.8 (for the cropped sensor Canons) https://bhpho.to/2pnspn2 | http://amzn.to/2pkQiMe
Panasonic 12-35 f/2.8 lens (Micro 43): https://bhpho.to/2HGxA8i | http://amzn.to/2DCsMys
Fujifilm XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR Lens (APSC): https://bhpho.to/2HEsqd1 | http://amzn.to/2FSiqwg
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 Lens (Micro 43) Not quite 24-80 equivalent, but close enough: https://bhpho.to/2pj6w8J | http://amzn.to/2HJ9ev1
30 and 35mm type lenses and equivalents
Recommended for cropped sensor cameras
Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 15mm f/1.7 ASPH. Lens (Micro 43): https://bhpho.to/2pnq383 | http://amzn.to/2FSj3WE
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 17mm f/1.8 Lens (Micro 43): https://bhpho.to/2HHS9l5 | http://amzn.to/2HF1pWQ
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 17mm f/1.2 PRO Lens (Micro 43): https://bhpho.to/2FI6Gkc | http://amzn.to/2HHkvvx
Fujifilm XF 23mm f/2 R WR Lens (APSC): https://bhpho.to/2HFDjvd | http://amzn.to/2pkByfo
Sony E 20mm f/2.8 Lens (APSC): https://bhpho.to/2HEJ4tc | http://amzn.to/2FMejpu
Camera bodies that I talk about in the video:
Canon 5D MKIV The new version of what I used to use in my digital SLR days https://bhpho.to/2FV0DF0 | http://amzn.to/2tWqXNh
Panasonic GX80 – My favorite Micro 43 camera https://bhpho.to/2FVpwAm | http://amzn.to/2HIasGG
Panasonic GX9 new version of the GX80 https://bhpho.to/2FMnWEZ | http://amzn.to/2HFCPW8
Fuji X100F – https://bhpho.to/2IDQ36T | http://amzn.to/2GAHIAd
Sony a6500 -https://bhpho.to/2FX6zgF | http://amzn.to/2FI1AnT
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