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Walt Disney World during Spring vacation

 
gibsonjunkie
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Oct 12, 2012 20:12 |  #1

Well, this has probably been asked already, but since there is 110+ pages to the official Disney thread, I may have missed them. I thought I'd ask here, too. My wife and I are taking my grandson to Orlando in April and I don't know whether to bring my SX40 or my new T4i. The T4 is coming with the 18-135 lens and I hope to have a 50mm 1.4 lens and perhaps the 70-300 lens by then. I bought the SX40 for the trip, thinking it will give me great shots but be small, light and relatively inconspicuous, but now that I've ordered a T4i, I'm thinking twice. What say you all?


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Oct 14, 2012 19:16 |  #2

Hi.

I've been reading up online about Disney/Amusement parks and gear myself. We're taking the kids (6 & 5) to Disney in a month. I plan to take the D40 and 18-55 kit lens. I'll have the 55-200 in the back pack for things like Animal Kingdom.

From what I've read, a 50mm or 18-55 is ideal. your 18-135 sounds like a great carry lens for a park like that. I'm reading up more tonight, that is what brought me back to this forum after quite a break.

I'm studying up myself, finally took a 101 class locally last month to kick my into going off Auto for a change. Using the interweb for some great tips. Good Luck!


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Oct 20, 2012 14:51 |  #3

The way I see Walt Disney World, it's big with a lot of different subjects.

Do you want to have fun and capture the moment with the kids?
or do you want to go there and take really nice photos while the kids have fun?

one consideration is that you'll be on your feet most of the day, so pack as much as you are willing to carry on your back.


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Oct 20, 2012 16:10 as a reply to  @ renlok's post |  #4

At this point I'm leaning towards taking the SX40, although the more I use the T4i, the more I like it. The plan is to have fun and I probably are more interested in capturing moments than artistic shots.


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Oct 20, 2012 19:02 |  #5

Then I would take the camera you will have in your hands the whole day and not get in the way of having a great day with the family :D

I was there last year, and there were a few times I was scuffing through my bag changing lenses or trying to compose instead of taking in the atmosphere.

I'm heading to Disney Land LA, California Adventure and Universal Studios Hollywood this week, I'm taking 5d with 24-105 to the parks and thats it. I know I'll miss some shots but I'm happy to miss a few to have fun with friends. I don't want to be the annoying person holding up my friends because I want to change lens to take a shot... :P


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Feb 14, 2013 12:53 as a reply to  @ renlok's post |  #6

Take both!! Decide when u get there as situations will call for different cameras [I.E take the P&S to the parks since its lightweight and walk around the resort with the T4i - as the resorts are just as picture friendly as the parks]. Lock the one u dont take with you at that time up in the room safe...done this many times, very safe IMO and I have been to Disney/USF ALOT!!!

Enjoy and posts some pics once you return plz!!


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Feb 14, 2013 14:07 |  #7

I took my 7D and ran with the 16-35 the vast majority of the time with the rest of my lenses locked up int he car. My Optech strap is probably what made it all happen. I'd have little worry about putting the 50 on the T4 and rocking that all day, or putting something a little wider on and running with that. If you're using the t4 more then by the time your trip rolls around you'll be more familiar with it and snapping a photo should be 2nd nature, and you're only taking the occasional 1/250th of a second from the day and not trying to figure out the camera you're using less. The t4+50 will also cope better with low light no flash situations.

When I went I saw a ton of Nikons with kit lenses, a handful of rebels and 3 5Ds. If you've got a stroller you really don't have to worry about carrying the weight. There would be some concern on select rides that you'd want someone to hold the gear for safe keeping and not leave it unattended in the stroller parks (my girlfriend is not a roller coaster fan so that solve my one hurdle)


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Feb 28, 2013 13:00 |  #8

If it were me, i'd take the t4i with the 18-135. You bought a nice camera, you might as well use it right? Those cameras are pretty light, and I don't think you'll notice much carrying one around for the whole day.

I will make one suggestion though, a sling strap or an extra long strap which keeps the camera down by your waist. I use an optech. With the stock strap, whenever I bent over to pick up my son, i'd hit him in the head with my camera...


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Mar 01, 2013 12:14 |  #9

bring the t4i and 18-135 and enjoy the park with your family.
I would consider the 40mm 2.8 too if you ever find the 18-135 heavy to walk around with.


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Mar 01, 2013 16:12 as a reply to  @ taemo's post |  #10

I'm going with the whole fam' damily soon. I'm planning on taking my 7D, the 17-55 and the 70-200. That second one is quite heavy, but I'm willing to endure its weight to enjoy its benefits.


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Mar 01, 2013 16:31 |  #11

The person with NO camera is the one that stands out at Disney. Being inconspicuous would not even enter my mind in picking what camera to bring. Everybody has a camera and several of them im sure have multiple cameras. It comes down to " What are your memories worth to you?" Is the little camera good enought for you. Or will carrying a bigger camera do them justice?


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Mar 06, 2013 12:43 |  #12

BioSci wrote in post #15665986 (external link)
I'm going with the whole fam' damily soon. I'm planning on taking my 7D, the 17-55 and the 70-200. That second one is quite heavy, but I'm willing to endure its weight to enjoy its benefits.

Great combo. I once brought a 70-200/2.8L IS and 100-400 to Disney World. The next trip I brought my new 70-200/4L IS with 1.4x TC. :-)

I recommend bringing a bag that would let you leave the 70-200 safely in one of the coin lockers if you decide to go lighter as you walk around.

I love shooting in Disney World. Everyone around you are nice.

In my case, I did something really dumb: I left my DSLR w/ 17-55 on the table. Didn't notice it was missing because the camera bag was heavy with the 70-200 in it. 5 minutes later, I ran back to the table, but, it was already too late. Turned out someone promptly took the camera and dropped it off with an attendant. Had to go to the central lost and found office to recover it. Really helped that I had a sticker with my name/address on it; made recovering the camera a lot faster. People in DisneyWorld put a lot of importance on family memories.


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Mar 10, 2013 20:48 |  #13

Get a 15-85 for everything and a prime like 28/1.8 or 30/1.4 for indoor rides and nighttime parades.

Except for animal kingdom you will never need any longer or wider.


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Mar 10, 2013 20:56 as a reply to  @ Lexar's post |  #14

At least take both sets with you to Florida. Then you can make a daily decision about which one you want to carry with you.

The most important thing to look at is a nice comfortable camera strap. The ones that come with the camera get very uncomfortable quickly when spending the whole day in the hot Florida sun. I've had a lot of success with a Black Rapid RS-7, but there are other options, too, that keep the weight of the camera off the back of your neck.


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Apr 23, 2013 07:34 |  #15

I'm going in June and I plan to take only a S110. It's small and pocketable. It will be the first vacation I haven't taken my 40d which is something. I'm quite over lugging gear on holiday... sometimes I was so over it I would leave it in the hotel room!

So yeah, to add another perspective I'm taking a small compact!




  
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