Agree with all the posters saying "go for it", unless you are expecting logistical issues or similar, and don't want to get your new baby all banged up. (I can understand that. Went on a short trip to Germany last month and didn't take anything other than my G1xII because I just didn't want to hassle with it). If that's not what's giving you second thoughts, go for it. Best way to learn new equipment is by using it.