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Year long backpacking trip - advice!

 
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Apr 08, 2013 14:25 |  #16

id go for 24-105 and take the 50 with me fork over the extra cash for an upgrade to the slightly better 50 1.4. I would recommend tenba messenger wraps to give some protection and keep it in the top of your backpack, but then also store it inside a roll top dry bag this will keep it as light as possible and keep it water/dust tight when in your pack!




  
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Apr 13, 2013 06:15 |  #17

I did the exact same as you but starting in s.e. asia (east timor), and overlanded t europe where i currently am.
I def overdid the gear thing.
I have with me a 5DII, 7D
17-40
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50mm f/1.4 (this was lost or stolen)
430exii flash (silly taking this, rarely use it)
1.4x extender (pointless taking this, also rarely used it)

I have a website I post for each country, though i'm about 25 countries behind!
(last post was China, but ive almost finished my time in europe!)
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More recent pics though up on this page if you're interested
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If i was to change my gear, i would just take the 5D, the wide and the zoom lens.
I'm also carrying around a 13"x220 laptop. it's almost 8kg in a packpack, so a big pain to carry though i've managed to hitchike on the back of cement trucks in monsoon rain, be crammed like sardines in overcrowded indonesian buses. My limit for walking with it all when moving between places is around 5km, then legs just become dead tired. But when taking pics i usulaly just carry the camera with one lens. Less is more. Oh it was usefull taking two bodies at one stage though, as the 5DII broke for around 3 days due to water damage during taking this photo: https://www.facebook.c​om …3240999538&type​=1&theater (external link) almost exactly one year to date

good luck whatever your choice, you'll have an awesome time
feel free to ask any questions about where i went etc


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Apr 26, 2013 06:48 |  #18

IMHO you're set.

I would take either the 50 or the 85, but not both because they're way too close. If I wanted a tele, I'd go with 100/2. But myself, I'd go with 50 and 28. Dump the tele. You'll never use it.

EDIT: Actually, if it was me, I'd get a sony nex with that normal lens of theirs and only carry that.


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Apr 26, 2013 06:52 |  #19

yogestee wrote in post #15686863 (external link)
Yeah,, you'll need a pair of these when in Australia. The Australian national footwear.

That strap that goes between the thumbs can kill your foot in a day if you keep walking on uneven terrain with a backpack.


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Apr 29, 2013 10:30 |  #20

SpeedyGoo wrote in post #15804304 (external link)
id go for 24-105 and take the 50 with me fork over the extra cash for an upgrade to the slightly better 50 1.4. I would recommend tenba messenger wraps to give some protection and keep it in the top of your backpack, but then also store it inside a roll top dry bag this will keep it as light as possible and keep it water/dust tight when in your pack!

I have no input on bags, but I'd go for the 24-105 and 50 f/1.4 like suggested above.


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Apr 29, 2013 10:37 |  #21

02wrx wrote in post #15683671 (external link)
Hi all,
I will soon be embarking on a year-long trip around the world - starting in Europe and heading south/east towards Australia/New Zealand.

I currently own 3 prime lenses (28 f/1.8, 50 f/1,8, 85 f/1.8) and am considering selling them to get an L lens (24-70 or 24-105). Recently purchased 5Dmkii. Is it too much hassle to carry 3 primes?

What are your thoughts?

Thanks!

28/50/90 is a classic trio. You're pretty close to that. I'd stick with what you've got.


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