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POLL: "What would you bring (vote all that apply)"
Rebel Xt Body
14
6.5%
1D Mark 3 Body
37
17.1%
Canon 14mm F/2.8
32
14.8%
Canon 15mm F/2.8 Fisheye
15
6.9%
Canon 24-70mm F/2.8
43
19.9%
Canon 50mm F/1.8
9
4.2%
Canon 70-200mm F/2.8 IS
32
14.8%
Canon 100mm Macro F/2.8
9
4.2%
Canon 100-400mm F/4.5-5.6 IS
13
6%
2x extender
12
5.6%

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Going To California, What would you bring?

 
Josh101
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Jun 17, 2009 13:08 |  #1

I'm Flying out of Orlando tomorrow afternoon and will be arriving in San Francisco. i will be spending the next month in california in San Francisco/San Jose/ Lake Tahoe/ a couple days in Reno and other towns in Nevada. i've been many times before, I'm mostly going out to visit family but while i'm there I will be doing a combination of archetechure, landscape/nature, and candids of my friends/family. I don't Want to bring my full pack this trip, I was thinking of going simple with my rebel xt,14mm 2.8, and the 580ex2.


My question is: What would you bring?
Keep in mind that i'm trying to go light weight


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Jun 17, 2009 13:49 |  #2

I voted for XT body (for light weight), 14 2.8 for landscapes/architectur​e, and 100 2.8 for family candids.

24-70, 70-200, and 100-400 will give you coverage, but at the expense of weight. Your call.


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Jun 17, 2009 14:09 |  #3

As you said "light weight", the lightest kit would be the XT and 50/1.8. Nonetheless, I voted for the XT, 14/2.8L, 24-70/2.8L and 70-200/2.8L, although the last one is hardly light weight.


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Jun 17, 2009 14:10 |  #4

We took our children to San Francisco a few years ago. I was born and raised there and had my husband drove us past the home I was raised in. I took some shots of the house and had to pull out my widest lens and still had to back up to get the shot. I'd forgotten how close the homes are together! Go wide and then go long, and take a fast prime for available light shots. Will you be taking the obligatory tourist shots of the Golden Gate Bridge? You'll need a tri-pod :-)

Hauling heavy camera gear around can be a pain. I picked up a Panasonic G1 with two lenses. The entire kit fits in my handbag :-)




  
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Jun 17, 2009 14:23 |  #5

I'd bring as much as possible. It's better to have and not need than to need and not have!




  
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Jun 17, 2009 14:28 |  #6

The XT, 14mm, 50mm, and flash if going light is your main objective.


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Jun 17, 2009 14:31 |  #7

be sure and bring a sidearm too:lol:


  
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Jun 17, 2009 15:29 |  #8

Camera gear? I'd take lots of cash and some suntan oil.

That's really all you need.

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Jun 17, 2009 16:00 as a reply to  @ Ken Nielsen's post |  #9

Go wide and go long is what I had last year when I visited SF to San Jose. The PCH is going to need both. The 24-70 was my walkaround lens, and since I don't have a 14mm, the 16-35 had to do. Enjoy taking pictures, you won't regret the extra weight!


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Jun 17, 2009 16:56 |  #10
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This thread says:

I absolutely refuse to think, my accumulated photo knowledge means absolutely nothing, I have build up a collection, but I have no idea how to match its components with what I think I'm going to want to shoot.

Sad & a waste of bandwidth and server space.


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Jun 17, 2009 17:01 |  #11
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I was thinking of going simple with my rebel xt,14mm 2.8, and the 580ex2.

I don't understand. You own a 24-70, you go spend one month some place, and you're not yet addicted to that gem? weird.


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Jun 17, 2009 18:39 |  #12

I was born and raised in san francisco/san jose area, but now reside in orlando florida area. on my last trip i packed the 70-200/24-70/14/15fisheye, and while i used all of them, i mostly stuck with the 14/15fish


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Jun 17, 2009 19:18 |  #13

you can get by with a 24-70 and a camera body here in l.a. lots of neat stuff to see. the zoom lens would be a bit much unless you are shooting something specific.


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Jun 17, 2009 21:40 |  #14

If light weight is that important, pick up a G10 :) I voted for MKIII/14/24-70/70-200 though!


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