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Nov 25, 2021 11:04:17   #
EddieE Loc: Dallas, TX
 
Planning on a trip to Washington DC and will be hitting some of the Smithsonian Museums (Flight, Space, and Natural History for sure), and I really want to take only one lens so I don't have to mess with carrying a lot of gear. I usually carry around my 28-300, but I also have a 24-85. Nikon D750, so I can crop if necessary, but do I need the extra reach?

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Nov 25, 2021 11:12:19   #
Longshadow Loc: Audubon, PA, United States
 
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Depends on what you want to shoot?
The 24-85 would work for me at the Smith.

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Nov 25, 2021 11:14:01   #
Tomfl101 Loc: Mount Airy, MD
 
I’d take the lens with the widest maximum aperture. I doubt you’ll need the 300 very often.

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Nov 25, 2021 11:19:20   #
quixdraw Loc: American Free States -- Montana
 
IMO 24-85 is a better, sharper lens than the 28-300. Also smaller and lighter. I have & use both, would take the 24-85 for sure.

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Nov 25, 2021 11:25:46   #
Architect1776 Loc: In my mind
 
EddieE wrote:
Planning on a trip to Washington DC and will be hitting some of the Smithsonian Museums (Flight, Space, and Natural History for sure), and I really want to take only one lens so I don't have to mess with carrying a lot of gear. I usually carry around my 28-300, but I also have a 24-85. Nikon D750, so I can crop if necessary, but do I need the extra reach?


24-85 on a FF camera will do well.
28mm might be a bit too long inside.

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Nov 25, 2021 11:34:46   #
Najataagihe
 
The faster, the better.

Most museums and art galleries REALLY don’t like flash.


In any case, have fun!

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Nov 25, 2021 12:06:29   #
Retired CPO Loc: Travel full time in an RV
 
Been there many times when stationed in Maryland. If I remember right there are 13 different buildings making up the museum. You will need a lot of time to see them all, but I admit I have no interest in some of the genres and haven't seen all of them. In the ones I have seen I didn't see any need for reach beyond a short telephoto. Certainly not 300mm. Don't miss the gem and mineral and natural history buildings!

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Nov 25, 2021 14:16:47   #
EddieE Loc: Dallas, TX
 
Thank you, everyone! Since I have never been to one I wanted to make sure the shorter zoom was the better choice.

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Nov 25, 2021 14:17:41   #
EddieE Loc: Dallas, TX
 

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Nov 25, 2021 14:18:52   #
EddieE Loc: Dallas, TX
 
Tomfl101 wrote:
I’d take the lens with the widest maximum aperture. I doubt you’ll need the 300 very often.



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Nov 25, 2021 14:22:07   #
EddieE Loc: Dallas, TX
 
Najataagihe wrote:
The faster, the better.

Most museums and art galleries REALLY don’t like flash.


In any case, have fun!


Thanks. I know a lot of places don't like flashes, so was not even going to bring it.

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Nov 25, 2021 17:22:18   #
Architect1776 Loc: In my mind
 
EddieE wrote:
Thank you, everyone! Since I have never been to one I wanted to make sure the shorter zoom was the better choice.



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Nov 26, 2021 07:20:06   #
nimbushopper Loc: Tampa, FL
 
https://flightaware.com/squawks/view/1/7_days/popular_new/87023/The_Smithsonian_Air_and_Space_Museum_will_close_for_at_least_six_months_in_2022

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Nov 26, 2021 07:34:46   #
ELNikkor
 
24-85 and enjoy!

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Nov 26, 2021 08:20:35   #
spaceylb Loc: Long Beach, N.Y.
 
nimbushopper wrote:
https://flightaware.com/squawks/view/1/7_days/popular_new/87023/The_Smithsonian_Air_and_Space_Museum_will_close_for_at_least_six_months_in_2022


Just read that on Flightaware...

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