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Travel with NIKON D5 & 200MM F/2 VR2

Old Jun 27, 17, 5:50 am
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Travel with NIKON D5 & 200MM F/2 VR2

Anyone lug one of these around with them on overseas trips..?
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Old Jun 27, 17, 6:12 am
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Originally Posted by bulbmogul View Post
Anyone lug one of these around with them on overseas trips..?
I've hauled the D5 and 600mm with me on trips. It's a commitment! Cameras in a roller with foam inserts, and the lens in it's own backpack. At least this way I can carry the gear on board.
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Old Jun 28, 17, 9:47 am
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I've hauled the D5 and 600mm with me on trips. It's a commitment! Cameras in a roller with foam inserts, and the lens in it's own backpack. At least this way I can carry the gear on board.
I have the entire 200-800 Super Telephotos in Nikon but yet to have traveled with any of them but this years trip to Panama, I am seriously thinking of taking my NIKKOR 800mm F/5.6 FL ED VR Lens...
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Old Jun 29, 17, 2:10 am
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My new D5 with Nikkor 105MM 1.4 G Lens
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Old Jun 29, 17, 5:43 am
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I applaud in your efforts to take a long lens internationally. I rarely fly with my 70-200 f/2.8 domestically.
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Old Jun 29, 17, 10:57 am
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That's a lot of glass! I always take my 18-200 but that's the biggest glass I own anyway.
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Old Jun 30, 17, 12:16 am
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Originally Posted by bulbmogul View Post
Anyone lug one of these around with them on overseas trips..?
I can see lugging the D5, what is the motivation for chubby. With D5 who needs F2

I'd say the 70-200 2.8 not exactly small and portable can do 90% of chubby. Lugging D5 and holy is totally doable but to add chubby is serious commitment. As another suggested the 105 1.4 is an interesting bokeh alternative.
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Old Jun 30, 17, 1:27 am
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I can see lugging the D5, what is the motivation for chubby. With D5 who needs F2

I'd say the 70-200 2.8 not exactly small and portable can do 90% of chubby. Lugging D5 and holy is totally doable but to add chubby is serious commitment. As another suggested the 105 1.4 is an interesting bokeh alternative.

Just bought the new Nikon 105MM F/1.4 G from B&H the other day and I must say what a lovely lens...
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Old Jul 6, 17, 1:52 am
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I think the choice of lens when depends on what you intend to shoot. If you don't need the speed Nikon's F4 lenses are considerably less expensive, lighter and smaller. They're also less intrusive/obviously expensive looking which is something to consider depending on where you travel to.

After a few trips with the 2.8's I figured out the F4's and a couple of nice primes made sense for what I do. YMMV...but the 2.8 VrII's are a very nice bit of glass.
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Old Jul 6, 17, 8:11 am
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I have traveled also with my 1D Series Canon with the EF400MM F/4 DO IS Lens and not to bad to lug around but sure gets quite a few comments..
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Old Jul 10, 17, 4:26 am
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Finally mounted my new 200 f/2 VR2 on the D5 Nikon and that sure is a handful to be lugging around compered to the 70-200 FLED..


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Finally mounted my new 200 f/2 VR2 on the D5 Nikon and that sure is a handful to be lugging around compered to the 70-200 FLED..


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Originally Posted by bulbmogul View Post
Anyone lug one of these around with them on overseas trips..?
Yup, often transatlantic with the 200 F2 or the 300 F2.8. But not both!

Carry the lens in the carry case they come with (as hand luggage) and camera and other lenses, laptop etc in a photo backpack also as hand luggage.

Hard effort but tend to forget the pain and the end results are worth it (bit like giving birth, apparently) :-)

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Old Oct 8, 17, 7:59 am
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Managed getting to and from JNB from ORD with the cameras and lenses including the Nikon 600mm. Heavy lifting, but manageable. Packed the D5, 2 D800s, Sigma 150-600, Nikon 24-70, Rokinon 24mm 1.4, the nikon 600mm, and 2 GoPros. Had more equipment than clothes. The way it should be.
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