airbutchie wrote in post #18644848
It all depends how I'm feeling that morning before heading out to Disneyland/CA Adventure... Being an AP holder, for the past several years, has given me the flexibility to pick and choose what I'll be doing in the park... If I'm strictly going to shoot, I'll probably bring a tripod... If not, the tripod stays in the car... If I do have the tripod on me, I'll ride the attractions that are relatively tripod friendly; Haunted House, Pirates of the Caribbean, Star Tours, etc... Rides like Space Mountain, Matterhorn (sp?), or the Indian Jones will be avoided if I have the tripod on me... If I'm not carrying the tripod, all is game... I'll take my camera backpack or shoulder strap with me on the rides; wet or dry!!! Lol... Hope that helps...
Just jumping in this conversation, hope it's ok! I don't live near the parks, so when I travel, I'm always with tripod. Tripod of choice is the MeFoto Roadtrip, great size for travel and acceptable height for me. If I know I'll be going back to the room for a break mid-day, I'll leave it in the car or room and only take it out at night. But I've traveled with it attached to the side of my bag all day with no issues (besides sore shoulders after a 8 day trip lol)
I also go on all the rides with it, even Space Mountain (wdw), and we all know how small those ride vehicles are! Especially being 6'2, its even smaller feeling haha.
My bag for the trip consists of the camera body, 24mm 1.4, 50mm 1.8 and 70-200 2.8. The long lens is unwieldy and heavy, but I never regret bringing it b/c of the shots I can take with it.