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Dec 10, 2016 08:49 |  #1

I am heading to Cambodia next year. leaning towards taking my 5DIII 17-40 and 70-200F4Lis I also have the 7DII and access to a 15-85. considered taking the 24-70L but pretty heavy. any suggestions on what to take looking at the gear in my signature would be appreciated


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Dec 10, 2016 09:07 |  #2

Heya,

Fun trip?

Or photography trip?

If for fun, take your smallest system with a single wide zoom. I'd take the Fuji with a wide zoom.

If pure photography trip, take your best and biggest and get insurance for theft and damage.

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Dec 10, 2016 09:24 |  #3

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Heya,

Fun trip?

Or photography trip?

If for fun, take your smallest system with a single wide zoom. I'd take the Fuji with a wide zoom.

If pure photography trip, take your best and biggest and get insurance for theft and damage.

Very best,

a bit of both :-)


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Dec 10, 2016 09:33 |  #4

Fuji system all the way for a trip like this. 10-24 and 18-135


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Dec 10, 2016 09:47 |  #5

windpig wrote in post #18208731 (external link)
Fuji system all the way for a trip like this. 10-24 and 18-135

may have to look at getting something, X100 alone wont be enough


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Dec 10, 2016 10:59 |  #6
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Take the best system you have. Aren't trips lime this the reason you bought your gear?




  
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Dec 10, 2016 18:48 as a reply to  @ Hogloff's post |  #7

well thats what Id like to do, I am travelling with my niece and a couple of others. The niece used to run a business there and knows the country and the customs of the people I was worried about theft on the streets but not expecting trouble


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Dec 10, 2016 19:12 |  #8

The size difference makes it a no brainer for me. I'd be all Fuji if they had an ETTL speedlight option.


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Dec 10, 2016 20:10 |  #9

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The size difference makes it a no brainer for me. I'd be all Fuji if they had an ETTL speedlight option.


if i had a fuji set up that gave me more focal length that would be perfect, even taking the X100 and another small camera for the extra focal length may be lighter than my canon set ups. Problem is having the money to get it


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Dec 12, 2016 22:35 |  #10

I spent a month in Thailand several years ago. At the time, I had a 450D with a 18-55 and 50mm 1.8. I used each lens about equally.

I think you have a couple of good options with what you were originally thinking. The 5D3 with a 17-40 would be a good setup most of the time. I'm not sure how much you would use the 70-200. For something like Angkor Wat, where you have a lot of temples in the hills, a 70-200 might come in handy for telephoto landscapes. Otherwise though, I'm not sure how useful it would be to have that focal length. I think I'd rather have the 24-70, or maybe the 135mm if you want a longer lens (assuming it's lighter/smaller than the 70-200).

The 7D2 with the 15-85mm is a safe bet, giving you a little bit of everything in a relatively small package. The photos might not quite "pop" with that setup though. And you would probably want one of your primes (a 35mm equivalent would be ideal, but your 50L would fit the bill) for low-light photography at evening markets, etc.

If I could have any setup going to Southeast Asia, I would take a FF camera with a 16-35 f4 for the temples, a 24-105 for everywhere else, and maybe a 35L for the evenings.


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Dec 13, 2016 00:16 |  #11

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I spent a month in Thailand several years ago. At the time, I had a 450D with a 18-55 and 50mm 1.8. I used each lens about equally.

I think you have a couple of good options with what you were originally thinking. The 5D3 with a 17-40 would be a good setup most of the time. I'm not sure how much you would use the 70-200. For something like Angkor Wat, where you have a lot of temples in the hills, a 70-200 might come in handy for telephoto landscapes. Otherwise though, I'm not sure how useful it would be to have that focal length. I think I'd rather have the 24-70, or maybe the 135mm if you want a longer lens (assuming it's lighter/smaller than the 70-200).

The 7D2 with the 15-85mm is a safe bet, giving you a little bit of everything in a relatively small package. The photos might not quite "pop" with that setup though. And you would probably want one of your primes (a 35mm equivalent would be ideal, but your 50L would fit the bill) for low-light photography at evening markets, etc.

If I could have any setup going to Southeast Asia, I would take a FF camera with a 16-35 f4 for the temples, a 24-105 for everywhere else, and maybe a 35L for the evenings.


Thanks, do you think the wide angle is really necessary, what about the full frame the 50 and the 135 ? mind you the 7D2 and the 15-85 is pretty good image wise. hard choice


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Dec 13, 2016 23:45 |  #12

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Thanks, do you think the wide angle is really necessary, what about the full frame the 50 and the 135 ? mind you the 7D2 and the 15-85 is pretty good image wise. hard choice

Whether to bring a wide angle depends on your style of photography. If you are going for portraits and street photography, then wide angle probably isn't the best choice. On the other hand, if you want to capture the landscapes, architecture, temples, etc, then I think the wide angle would come in handy. Some of the temples, in particular, are in tight environments.

Hard to say with the 50 and 135. If I had to choose one of those to bring, I would take the 50, just because it's more usable. As I'm sure you know, the 135L is an amazing lens for portraits if you have enough distance from your subject, but I've always felt like 135mm is a bit too long. You'll get better portraits if you get out of your comfort zone and interact with the locals in a closer range with a 50. The Thai people were very friendly, and I've heard the same about the people of Cambodia.

The biggest limitation of the 15-85 is the smaller aperture. Though I suppose if you stick to the wider end of the lens when indoors, you'd be okay. The 7D2 also has the benefit of the built-in GPS, if you want a record of where your photos were taken. A 7D2/15-85/50L combo might not be a bad way to go either.

I'm afraid I'm not making your decision any easier. :-)


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Dec 16, 2016 04:22 |  #13

I would take the 5diii and the 17-40 and leave the rest at home. It really depends on your style of photography

When I was there I brought the 1d4, 14mm, 24mm and 50mm. The 14mm was practically glued on the camera, the 24mm only appeared sporadically and mostly at night and the 50mm was just there for the holiday.

The humidity and heat would make the extra weight very noticeable.

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Dec 16, 2016 05:59 |  #14

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I would take the 5diii and the 17-40 and leave the rest at home. It really depends on your style of photography

When I was there I brought the 1d4, 14mm, 24mm and 50mm. The 14mm was practically glued on the camera, the 24mm only appeared sporadically and mostly at night and the 50mm was just there for the holiday.

The humidity and heat would make the extra weight very noticeable.

Have fun!


well Im leaning towards my Fuji X100 and getting another small point and shoot, not sure me carrying a DSLR will be a good idea, I hate the heat as it is


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aladyforty wrote in post #18209179 (external link)
well thats what Id like to do, I am travelling with my niece and a couple of others. The niece used to run a business there and knows the country and the customs of the people I was worried about theft on the streets but not expecting trouble

So when you go to an American city...are you afraid of theft? I find I'm more worried in most American cities of both theft and actual harm than any other cities I've visited throughout Europe and SE Asia.




  
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