I would like to buy a lens for my Nikon D500 or maybe another small camera just for travelling. I looked for Tamron 18-400 lens and Sony RX100m6, but I can't decide. As I saw, Sony has the advantages that is very small and lighter compared with my Nikon D500. What I'm afraid, is regarding the photos quality and I will need to change/charge the batteries very often. I started to look for Tamron 18-400 which I saw that is weather sealed compared with Sony which is not. What you would recommend me between these 2 options? Thank you.
I really love my Tokina 11-16
Rule #1 to being happy on location: Don't leave the lens you love at home.
I'm very much surprised with this perception of <'caveman voice'>urgh. change lens bad. you miss shot<'/caveman'>. You have an interchangeable lens camera because you've recognized that purpose built lenses perform better than do-everything lenses.
I mentioned in the comments my last trip. Here's how it broke down:
- 16-35 f/4 + 100mm filter kit: Landscapes, cityscapes, general touristy shots
- 85 f/1.2: portraits, aurora, telephoto touristy, anything at night
- 70-200 f/4: daytime touristy, hiking/wildlife (this trip really wasn't about the wildlife, else I would have brought a 400)
The 16-35 lived on my camera most of the time followed by the cannonball. I didn't miss a shot because of a lens change. This is a fear that people have that I've found is rarely justified. You're not shooting a wedding - you're traveling. Take your time. (Or, use a hip/messenger bag for lens swaps. Don't worry about caps, your lens is tougher than you think. Detach, toss in bag, grab, attach, shoot.)
Also - I too did some bus tours on this trip. It wasn't an issue even setting up a tripod and taking ~5min exposures. Get to know your bus driver (I found out mine was a photographer on the side) - they do have a schedule to keep but they're human too and will give you an extra moment or two if you need it.
Yea, I know I didn't answer your question. It's because I disagree with the fundamental premise. If you really want a superzoom or a bridge over maximizing your photographic opportunity, then more power to you. But, I can tell you that personally, there's no way I could have walked away from Iceland satisfied had I only brought a superzoom. But, to each their own.