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Nikon Z6 II and Travel Lenses
Feb 11, 2021 20:28:03   #
NikonD750Mike Loc: Naples, FL
 
I presently have a Nikon D750 and the following Tamron lenses: a Tamron 24-70 F/2.8 G2, a Tamron 70-200 F/2.8 G2, and a Tamron 17-35 F/2.8-4. All will work with the Nikon FTZ Adapter. I’m planning to buy a Nikon Z6 II or a Nikon Z7 II so I can lighten the load for travel. I was thinking about buying the Nikon 24-200 Z lens as a walk around lens. My Tamron 17-35 is light and that will fill out the lower end. Any recommendations on adding a low light Z prime to compliment this setup (35mm, 50mm).

Thanks for your help!

Mike

Feb 11, 2021 23:05:15   #
rgrenaderphoto Loc: Hollywood, CA
 
NikonD750Mike wrote:
I presently have a Nikon D750 and the following Tamron lenses: a Tamron 24-70 F/2.8 G2, a Tamron 70-200 F/2.8 G2, and a Tamron 17-35 F/2.8-4. All will work with the Nikon FTZ Adapter. I’m planning to buy a Nikon Z6 II or a Nikon Z7 II so I can lighten the load for travel. I was thinking about buying the Nikon 24-200 Z lens as a walk around lens. My Tamron 17-35 is light and that will fill out the lower end. Any recommendations on adding a low light Z prime to compliment this setup (35mm, 50mm).

Thanks for your help!

Mike
I presently have a Nikon D750 and the following Ta... (show quote)


I have found, when traveling, that if I bring multiple lenses, I end up only using one 95% of the time. A Z7II with the 24-200 will handle the vast majority of shooting situations. For an additional prime, look at the NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.8 S Lens if you are looking for a low light solution.

Watch Nigel Danson's 24-200 video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-GMunsJo7k&t=7s

Feb 12, 2021 01:45:31   #
chasgroh Loc: Buena Park, CA
 
I think that 50mm f1.8 might be my next Z lens. That said, I *really* like the 14-30 f4, even for low light. A buddy bought the 24-200 and loves it, but I sickly went for the 70-200 f2.8 (which is magic) but for your travel, and the lightness factor, the 24-200 seems like it'll fill the bill. I own a Z6II and love it...I'm sure the Z7II is great, too, but if you want to do vids, the Z6II is da bomb.

 
 
Feb 12, 2021 08:20:32   #
billnikon Loc: Pennsylvania/Ohio/Florida/Maui/Oregon/Vermont
 
NikonD750Mike wrote:
I presently have a Nikon D750 and the following Tamron lenses: a Tamron 24-70 F/2.8 G2, a Tamron 70-200 F/2.8 G2, and a Tamron 17-35 F/2.8-4. All will work with the Nikon FTZ Adapter. I’m planning to buy a Nikon Z6 II or a Nikon Z7 II so I can lighten the load for travel. I was thinking about buying the Nikon 24-200 Z lens as a walk around lens. My Tamron 17-35 is light and that will fill out the lower end. Any recommendations on adding a low light Z prime to compliment this setup (35mm, 50mm).

Thanks for your help!

Mike
I presently have a Nikon D750 and the following Ta... (show quote)


Yes, the following lens is the only one you will need.
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1546137-REG/nikon_nikkor_z_24_200mm_f_4_6_3.html

Feb 12, 2021 09:06:17   #
neillaubenthal
 
Mike...I’m making the same sort of determination...although I’ve decided to wait a bit and see if we see a more fully featured DX Z first. Otherwise I think I will get the 7II and 24-200 as you have. For wide, I will probably start with my DX only 10-20 Sigma and see if I need anything wider. That will set the 7II to DX mode but that’s still 19MP...and for that wide the extra MP probably isn’t really needed.

Feb 12, 2021 10:44:49   #
StevenG Loc: Long Island, NY
 
rgrenaderphoto wrote:
I have found, when traveling, that if I bring multiple lenses, I end up only using one 95% of the time. A Z7II with the 24-200 will handle the vast majority of shooting situations. For an additional prime, look at the NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.8 S Lens if you are looking for a low light solution.

Watch Nigel Danson's 24-200 video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-GMunsJo7k&t=7s



Feb 12, 2021 12:12:20   #
rangel28
 
NikonD750Mike wrote:
I presently have a Nikon D750 and the following Tamron lenses: a Tamron 24-70 F/2.8 G2, a Tamron 70-200 F/2.8 G2, and a Tamron 17-35 F/2.8-4. All will work with the Nikon FTZ Adapter. I’m planning to buy a Nikon Z6 II or a Nikon Z7 II so I can lighten the load for travel. I was thinking about buying the Nikon 24-200 Z lens as a walk around lens. My Tamron 17-35 is light and that will fill out the lower end. Any recommendations on adding a low light Z prime to compliment this setup (35mm, 50mm).

Thanks for your help!

Mike
I presently have a Nikon D750 and the following Ta... (show quote)


I can second that the 24mm-200mm is a great travel/walkaround lens. Combining that with the 14mm-30mm f4 is a relatively light kit that covers 14mm-200mm.

 
 
Feb 12, 2021 13:32:20   #
dennis2146 Loc: So California/Colorado/Idaho
 
I have traveled in Europe and across America. My most used lens is the Nikon 24-85. It has worked well everyplace I have gone on my Nikon D800.

I mean no disrespect but what are Travel lenses? Yes I know what you mean but wouldn’t every place in the world be just about the same for photo opportunities? Unless you are specifically looking at a particular type of photography such as birding wouldn’t just one lens fill your needs? As for a prime lens what range are you thinking; 35, 50mm? Wouldn’t those mm’s fit either of your two lens ranges mentioned? From doing a bit of past traveling I have gone from one camera and a bag of lenses to two cameras and four lenses (just in case) to one camera and one do all lens. It has worked great for me. Again, I am simply offering an alternative.

Dennis

Feb 12, 2021 16:05:50   #
NikonD750Mike Loc: Naples, FL
 
Thanks!

Feb 12, 2021 17:26:05   #
baron_silverton Loc: Los Angeles, CA
 
NikonD750Mike wrote:
I presently have a Nikon D750 and the following Tamron lenses: a Tamron 24-70 F/2.8 G2, a Tamron 70-200 F/2.8 G2, and a Tamron 17-35 F/2.8-4. All will work with the Nikon FTZ Adapter. I’m planning to buy a Nikon Z6 II or a Nikon Z7 II so I can lighten the load for travel. I was thinking about buying the Nikon 24-200 Z lens as a walk around lens. My Tamron 17-35 is light and that will fill out the lower end. Any recommendations on adding a low light Z prime to compliment this setup (35mm, 50mm).

Thanks for your help!

Mike
I presently have a Nikon D750 and the following Ta... (show quote)


Hi Mike,

The 24-200 F/4-6.3 as a walk around lens is probably fine - depending on how and what you shoot.

If you wait, later this year they are supposed to be releasing the 24-105 F/2.8-4 - a much faster lens and also an S line lens which will have better IQ for sure.

Not sure if you care about that for travel, but as you have the Tamron 24-70 and 70-200 G2 lenses which are very high quality, I thought you might and the 24-105 2.8-4 will likely smoke the 24-200 4-6.3 as long as you don't need the 105-200 range that much - but for walking around, I'm not sure you do.

As far as primes go for the Z, you cannot go wrong with the 50mm 1.8 S - it has Zeiss level IQ and is only $500 or so. The 35mm 1.8 S is also excellent but just a little less impressive than the 50 - still awesome though - it is more $ - something like $800ish. You really cannot go wrong with either - just depends which focal length you use more - personally I have both.

Hope this helps :)
-B

Just a thought before you spend your hard earned money :)
-B

Feb 12, 2021 17:55:42   #
DJCard Loc: Northern Kentucky
 
NikonD750Mike wrote:
I presently have a Nikon D750 and the following Tamron lenses: a Tamron 24-70 F/2.8 G2, a Tamron 70-200 F/2.8 G2, and a Tamron 17-35 F/2.8-4. All will work with the Nikon FTZ Adapter. I’m planning to buy a Nikon Z6 II or a Nikon Z7 II so I can lighten the load for travel. I was thinking about buying the Nikon 24-200 Z lens as a walk around lens. My Tamron 17-35 is light and that will fill out the lower end. Any recommendations on adding a low light Z prime to compliment this setup (35mm, 50mm).

Thanks for your help!

Mike
I presently have a Nikon D750 and the following Ta... (show quote)


I travel with the Nikkor Z 24-70 f/2.8 + Z7 ii for landscape and city photos. For me, a “travel kit” is one camera and one lens along with my iPhone 11 Pro Max. For me, that’s traveling “light.”

 
 
Feb 12, 2021 22:13:34   #
NikonD750Mike Loc: Naples, FL
 
Thanks I really appreciate your feedback!

Apr 7, 2021 21:04:37   #
NikonD750Mike Loc: Naples, FL
 
Thanks. My Tamron 24-70 F/2.8 G2 is on my camera most of the time during my recent trips. I love the new Z series 24-70 F/2.8. I know it is expensive and more weight but the reviews across all focal lengths has been spectacular. If I pick up the 24-200 and 50mm 1.8, the total price will be around $1300. If I wait for Nikon sale, I may be able to grab the Z 24-70 F/2.8 for about $1999 (which it was several months ago). I heard the lens is so good you really won’t need any primes in that range.

Thanks for your help!

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