Hi guys. I have a quick trip planned to Hong Kong, Bangkok and Siem Reap/Angkor in a few days. Unlike other trips, I am traveling alone, and will be troubled by carry-on limits on some small airlines. Usually I get to distribute gear amongst traveling companions. My problem is that my lens preferences for Hong Kong and Bangkok will be different than Cambodia.
At this juncture, I was planning to bring my Zeiss 15mm, 21, Canon 35 1.4, and 100mm makro planner for landscapes and architecture around Angkor. For street work in Hong Kong and Bangkok, I would feel lacking without a 25mm and a 50 (either one-- see my sig).
Usually I only carry my zooms for dusty and bad weather conditions. I have read that Cambodia is very dusty and humid and changing lenses offen is ill-advised.
My option for this might be my 16-35 f4, Zeiss 25 and Canon 35 for faster glass, 50 and 100. This really hurts, because I think the 15 mm and 21 would be really outstanding there, but the weight of those two lenses is very significant. I think I'll put my kit options in plastic bags and weigh each of them, but I'm fairly certain the 16-35 kit will be less -- i'll try to post that here later for grins.
I go to Hong Kong often, and for this trip the weather promises to be poor, so maybe that's my answer, but there is still street work to be had in Siem Reap.
So I'm looking for input from experienced travelers to the Angkor region and some kit-trimming advice from anyone that cares to post.