If you are heading away for a photography weekend or are lucky enough to be travelling overseas for that once-in-a-lifetime trip, you've probably put plenty of thought into how you can return home with a portfolio of awe-inspiring travel photographs. As with any photographic endeavour, practise and experience is the best way to improve your travel photography, which includes learning how to use the manual mode of your camera, but using the best travel lenses also helps.
When it comes to choosing the best lens to take travelling, the choice will be heavily impacted by you personally and what you like to photograph. For example, if your main interest is landscape photography you may want to invest in a new wide-angle lens, while if portraiture is more of your thing, a prime lens with a fast maximum aperture should be considered or perhaps an all-in-one zoom lens that can do a little bit of everything. Ultimately, the most important element when selecting a travel lens to mount on your mirrorless or DSLR camera is versatility. You don't want to be abroad only to realise that the lens you packed isn't doing what you require it to.
Another key element of a travel lens is portability. Most of us like to keep our photography kit lightweight and compact while we travel, seeing as there are so many things that we need to take with us, and camera gear is just one consideration. Thankfully, many modern digital camera lenses from popular brands such as Canon, Nikon, Sony, Olympus, Panasonic, Sigma and Tamron, are all capable of performing important photographic tasks without weighing you down too much, and Ted's have a huge range of these products for you to view right here.