Apollo.11 wrote in post #9543557
I have 2 short trips coming up in March. One to Japan and another to Washington DC. Unfortunately I'll miss the cherry blossom festival in both places. I can't wait to give my new 5D2 a workout, but here's my dilemma.
I've been shopping around for a 24-70L and a 70-200 f4 IS. Great lenses, but if I buy them, I really wouldn't feel that comfortable carrying around ~$5k in gear (not to mention it's kind of heavy). I could bring my 40D and my efs lenses, but what's the point of having a 5D and leaving it at home on a great trip.
So what do you guys do when you're on vacation?
My simple answer is insurance, Get a rider on your homeowners policy that covers damage or theft and it makes you a lot more at ease
Personally, I bought my 7D, I'm a photographer, I am not about to go and leave my favorite camera at home because im worried about it, I will regret it, and I will regret it a LOT
For the record, when my EOS-3 broke some years ago i was going to be leaving in a week to Washington DC, in a rush i went to Cirucit City and bought a digital point and shoot to take on the trip..and i didnt chinse out, i bought what i thought would be a very good one
I regretted it, Every moment i was there, the point and shoot couldnt expose anything right, despite being a more advanced model, the image quality was lackluster, the IS sucked and didnt work at all (Especially compared to my 24-105 IS) the viewfinder burned my retina, the rear screen was ok but then i looked like a tosser while shooting it, oh and every three steps i took there was a photographer with a Canon camera and a L lens just seeming to rub it in my face that mine was home..
It went back VERY fast after i returned and saw my pictures...Especially since christmas happened soon after i came back and i got my EOS 30D