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Jul 31, 2012 12:06 |  #1

Hi all,

I am about to embark on a trip to the Philippines and have my mind set on doing some hiking, being of the beaten path etc. I just cant get my bag narrowed down.

I intend to do Landscapes, portraits and perhaps some food.

wondering what you would drop from this list to make your back ache less.

5 D mark II
16-35 F2.8
50 MM F1.4
70-200 F2.8
430 EXII flash with 1 set of wireless triggers and 1 ettl cord
1 angle viewer
2 batteries for cam, 2 chargers for cam
CPL and ND filter for 50 MM
step up/down rings
Cokin filter set for WA lens with 2 ND Grad Filters
ND 8 , ND 500 and circ polarizor for WA Lens
canon remote with intervalometer (star trails etc)
cable to connect laptop
5 memory cards
8 a4 papers with guides, charts etc that i use
1 very sturdy tripod with pistol grip
1 umbrella no stand as i bring my VALS

anything from this that sounds useless, too much, a burden rather than a help?

i am worried that after 2-3 hours hiking through mountains at 33 degrees celsius i will feel i have a mammoth on my back.

Cheers

Marco


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Aug 01, 2012 09:34 |  #2

Marco, you're in the Philippines, you should be able to hire someone to carry your stuff for very little money.




  
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Aug 02, 2012 17:54 |  #3

not all that much stuff, my pack is a lot heavier, but maybe get a light carbon tripod? All the other stuff seems little/small or essential (lenses and camera). Some of the stuff you can leave in your room (if you're hotelling) during the day. Leave the 50, but it's not heavy, you won't notice I think and the 1.4 might come in handy. Umbrella I'd probably leave, not sure what VALS are. But I'd never have use for an umbrella, you can probably find something white to use if at all necessary. Don't know what you want to shoot though, if essential, it's also not heavy I'd guess.
My pack tends to be between 20 and 30lb, but with the hip belt it's really not all that bad even for hours.


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Aug 02, 2012 18:23 |  #4

You guys travel heavy!! Shesh!




  
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Aug 02, 2012 22:57 as a reply to  @ bakedcookies's post |  #5

I would definitely look into getting a backup camera. A 40D would be fine or even one of the earlier Rebels...


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Aug 04, 2012 01:20 |  #6

Been in Philippines many times. Heh hire someone to carry, and oh yeah, bodyguard so you still have all your stuff :)

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Aug 21, 2012 20:39 |  #7

rick_reno wrote in post #14799652 (external link)
Marco, you're in the Philippines, you should be able to hire someone to carry your stuff for very little money.

Make sure that person you're hiring won't run away with your stuff :lol:


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Aug 21, 2012 21:43 |  #8

macobee wrote in post #14795450 (external link)
...doing some hiking, being of the beaten path etc.
...
I intend to do Landscapes, portraits and perhaps some food...

I will just take 5D2 + 50 f/1.4 if I'm in your shoes as this is the lightest and will cover the most base.

Happy holiday :)


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Aug 22, 2012 12:30 |  #9

bakedcookies wrote in post #14806449 (external link)
You guys travel heavy!! Shesh!

No kidding!!!

x_tan wrote in post #14889834 (external link)
I will just take 5D2 + 50 f/1.4 if I'm in your shoes as this is the lightest and will cover the most base.

Happy holiday :)

Yep ^

My latest trip - 2 weeks in Colorado: MTBing, dayhikes and 4 day backpack. Gear: 5Dc, Oly 21, Voigt 40 (both small pancake lenses) and Gorillapod. Cottoncarrier to carry the camera for ready access at all times. Of course spare batteries and a charger (which stays at the lodging).


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Aug 26, 2012 08:00 |  #10

Korak wrote in post #14812340 (external link)
Been in Philippines many times. Heh hire someone to carry, and oh yeah, bodyguard so you still have all your stuff :)

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Aug 27, 2012 00:16 |  #11

where i went there was no sea, was more in the jungle:

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Aug 27, 2012 03:49 |  #12

I'd leave the 70-200, umbrella, ettl cord, angle viewer, filters for the 50, step rings, and the tripod (buy a CF travel one).

good luck :)


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