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What's the most glass you've taken on vacation?

 
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Jul 17, 2010 12:15 |  #31

ZCphoto wrote in post #10553639 (external link)
Imagine loosing a bag with 5D, T2i, 16-35, 24-105, 70-200, 24L, MBP, iPad. Thats around $13k+ in gear. Ouch!

That's why you never take your eyes off your gear and that's why I used my Tilopa as a pillow on the trains in China and it stayed glued to my back up two mountains until we got to a decent hotel in Beijing that was secure :) Locks are key as well but they can sure be a PITA at airport security when you're unlocking all the compartments of your bag :(

I'd say for most people you could get by with a single body, wide angle zoom and something like a 24-70/24-105 and a single fast prime if you really need it. I thought for sure I'd use my 35L/85L more in China but even indoors my 17L gave me the shutter speeds I needed.


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Jul 17, 2010 14:55 |  #32

I intend to take the following with me to canada this year:
100-400
15-85
11-16 tokina
7D
possibly 400D as backup / 2nd body


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Jul 17, 2010 15:05 |  #33

MPCman wrote in post #10554366 (external link)
I intend to take the following with me to canada this year:
100-400
15-85
11-16 tokina
7D
possibly 400D as backup / 2nd body

Im prob going to go to canada this year too in august with all my gear which isnt as much as ZCphotos but still alot to worry about.


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Jul 17, 2010 15:34 |  #34

I ALWAYS take my tripod and backpack containing: 1D2, 16-35, 24-105, 70-200 2.8, 300 2.8, 1.4x, 2x, 550EX, Better Beamer, a pair of Leica compact binoculars, and filters etc. The bag weighs 25 pounds and is fully insured.


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Jul 17, 2010 15:38 |  #35

I just got back from three weeks in Croatia which included a week of mountain hiking/light climbing. The kit I brought along:

1) Zeiss 21/2.8
2) Zeiss 35/2
3) Zeiss 50/2 MP
4) Zeiss 100/2 MP
5) Canon 70-200/2.8 IS II
6) Canon 16-35/2.8 II

Two bodies - 7D & 5DII.
Gitzo 1541t tripod + other crap such as filters, flash, laptop (MBA) etc


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Jul 17, 2010 17:20 |  #36

Well...Just cause I dont have the ridiculous amount of gear that you have, I would bring what I have :D along with the 50mm that I just bought :D...and hopefully when I do get to go travel (hopefully this year, [maybe not cause of school, and work, and etc] the back to my homeland the Philippines!) I would take the new 24-70L I'm getting, and 50mm prime, and of course, the sigma 70-200mm zoom that I will be purchasing soon. Imo thats more than enough, and if I can get my hands on a 7D then it will be more than perfect. :D

AND of course a tripod! :D


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Jul 17, 2010 17:28 |  #37

PrimePerspective wrote in post #10554924 (external link)
Well...Just cause I dont have the ridiculous amount of gear that you have, I would bring what I have :D along with the 50mm that I just bought :D...and hopefully when I do get to go travel (hopefully this year, [maybe not cause of school, and work, and etc] the back to my homeland the Philippines!) I would take the new 24-70L I'm getting, and 50mm prime, and of course, the sigma 70-200mm zoom that I will be purchasing soon. Imo thats more than enough, and if I can get my hands on a 7D then it will be more than perfect. :D

AND of course a tripod! :D

I see that you want the sigma 70-200 2.8 OS (stabilization) in your signature. Why? I heard its going to be priced at about 1600 bucks and for 1700-1800 you can get the canon IS version or for 1200-1300 you can get the canon non IS. I had used a friends sigma 70-200 2.8 for about 3 months before i got a 70-200 2.8 and IMHO the canon 70-200 2.8 (non is) blows away the sigma 70-200 2.8 (non os). but that can all change if the new sigma has changed optics, but sigma is know for its notoriously bad quality control. Just my input.


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Jul 17, 2010 18:10 |  #38
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Camera Nerd wrote in post #10553644 (external link)
eeeewww ipad, only tools use ipads jk. cant you just bring a cheaper laptop then a macbook pro. How are you carrying all of this in one bag, soft or hard case?

I was going to leave the MBP behind and take a cheaper one but thought to myself "whats the purpose of having a portable computer if I'm not going to take it". Then again, I have a 13in. Sony Z11 with i5 and all the necessary photo software. I just might take that instead.


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Jul 17, 2010 18:34 |  #39

I will be going to china in december if it plans will push through, and will bring everything on my sig, plus hopefully a 24-70mm and my tripod. thats about it.


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Jul 17, 2010 19:01 |  #40

monk3y wrote in post #10555174 (external link)
I will be going to china in december if it plans will push through, and will bring everything on my sig, plus hopefully a 24-70mm and my tripod. thats about it.

ya gotta get some good glass like the nikon 24-70 to compliment your d700!


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Jul 17, 2010 19:13 |  #41

Camera Nerd wrote in post #10555256 (external link)
ya gotta get some good glass like the nikon 24-70 to compliment your d700!

yup will definitely do, I did consider buying it first, but I really love UWA, can't afford to buy them all at once. The cost of the 3 lens is almost the same as the cost of the 24-70mm alone, so got the 3 lens first.

sort of " Save the best for LAST" hehe ;)

I am pretty happy with the performance of these lenses though...no regrets. ;)


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Jul 17, 2010 19:23 |  #42

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yup will definitely do, I did consider buying it first, but I really love UWA, can't afford to buy them all at once. The cost of the 3 lens is almost the same as the cost of the 24-70mm alone, so got the 3 lens first.

sort of " Save the best for LAST" hehe ;)

I am pretty happy with the performance of these lenses though...no regrets. ;)

Thats good. I frequently use my friends nikon d300 to have an extra body. He has the nikon 18-200 (a crop body lens), the nikon 70-300 like you, and a sigma 70-200 2.8. Once i started getting nice glass for my canon i started seeing some huge differences between his kit and mine. After you get the 24-70 get the 80-200 2.8 or primes to cover that range, (i like zooms). The sigma 70-200 was alright, but the 70-200 and 80-200 are about the same price, and I'd rather have the nikon over a 3rd party sigma.


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Jul 17, 2010 19:55 |  #43

Back in my film days I carried the following around far-east for seven weeks. All lenses and cameras are FD unless noted.

Canon EF, FTb bodies
Canon 15mm/2.8 fisheye
Canon 24mm/2.8
Canon 35mm/2.0
Canon 50mm/1.8
Canon 80mm/1.8
Canon 135mm/3.5
Canon 200mm/4.0
Vivitar TX 400mm/5.6
100 36exp rolls of slide film (used about 70)

I seem to remember carrying nine lenses, but I cannot remember what the ninth one was.

Although I thought that was an impressive kit, I see that some other forum members routinely carry more lenses, and bigger-heavier ones no less.

That was 34 years ago, when my back could still carry all of that stuff. And taking that much film now would be impossible to get through airport security. But then (1976) it was safe to put it in checked luggage.

If I were to take the same trip now, I could do it all (except fisheye) with my 10-22 and 18-270. And the 70 rolls of film could be replaced by four 8gb CF cards (shooting RAW.)


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Jul 17, 2010 19:58 |  #44

RodneyCyr wrote in post #10555411 (external link)
Back in my film days I carried the following around far-east for seven weeks. All lenses and cameras are FD unless noted.

Canon EF, FTb bodies
Canon 15mm/2.8 fisheye
Canon 24mm/2.8
Canon 35mm/2.0
Canon 50mm/1.8
Canon 80mm/1.8
Canon 135mm/3.5
Canon 200mm/4.0
Vivitar TX 400mm/5.6
100 36exp rolls of slide film (used about 70)

I seem to remember carrying nine lenses, but I cannot remember what the ninth one was.

Although I thought that was an impressive kit, I see that some other forum members routinely carry more lenses, and bigger-heavier ones no less.

That was 34 years ago, when my back could still carry all of that stuff. And taking that much film now would be impossible to get through airport security. But then (1976) it was safe to put it in checked luggage.

If I were to take the same trip now, I could do it all (except fisheye) with my 10-22 and 18-270. And the 70 rolls of film could be replaced by four 8gb CF cards (shooting RAW.)

Do you still have all those primes, it is impressive. impressive if you actually used them and it is impressive that you actually acquired that many primes, what pulled you away from zooms. Did they have any fast zooms f4 or f 2.8 zooms 34 years ago.


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Jul 18, 2010 16:11 |  #45
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I ended up taking a good amount of gear. Carry on ended up 32lbs (under the 40 lb limit) not including my laptop briefcase. I'm pretty happy with the amount of gear the TT Takeoff holds in such a small bag. It even fit my Gitzo/Markins travel tripod. As far as glass goes, I ended up with the 16-35,24-105,70-200, 24L, Zeiss 35, and the 85 1.8. As most of you who bring along lots of gear likely do, I will probably shoot with a couple of the lenses (16-35, 24-105) most of the time. There are times, though, where glass like the 24L will come in very handy (St. Patrick's Cathedral for example).


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