Travelling is one of those situations when I wish I had access to my entire suite of lenses, but in the real world this never happens. When I am travelling taking all the lenses I own and one to cover every situation I am likely to encounter simply isn’t going to happen, and it’s not practical.
I know it is impossible to have every situation covered when I am travelling, but I want the chance to deal with as many as I possibly can and this obviously requires the most versatile lens I can find.
I have tried several different lenses for travel photography and the lens I have settled on is the 28mm – 300mm zoom lens. The wide range of focal lengths this lens covers means I can capture wide landscapes, seascapes and cityscape shots (at the wide end), capture shots of birds and wildlife (at the long end) and capture shots of other subjects (with the focal lengths in between). The 28mm – 300mm lens is, in my experience, the closest to an “all in one lens” you can buy.
The 28mm – 300mm zoom lens I use is the Canon 28 – 300 f3.5 – f5.6L IS, and it is a great lens for travel photography. Okay, it is a big and heavy lens but when you weigh up the image quality, build quality and how versatile it is this is something I am more than prepared to live with. This lens may seem expensive on the face of it, but when you consider the range of focal lengths it covers you’ll soon appreciate it isn’t that expensive and great value for money.
Below is a short video clip highlighting the pros (and cons) of the Canon 28mm – 300mm f3,5 – 5,6L IS lens;
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