Looking for some advice re: bringing a tripod on my vacation to Hawaii later this year. I'm currently thinking of bringing my Canon 60D, 17-55, 430EX II, along with a few other accessories (e.g. circular polarizer).
I'm not sure what to do re: the tripod, however. I currently own the Gitzo GT2542LS (http://www.bhphotovideo.com …_Ser_2_Systematic_4S.html), but am wondering if it's too heavy and/or inconvenient to carry on this vacation. Do you guys usually carry a "normal" sized tripod while on vacation, or really only use travel tripods? The budget just isn't there for a high quality CF travel tripod right now, so I'm wondering what your experiences are.
I'm also considering getting into the Lee Filter System, and was wondering if anyone used these handheld (i.e. on the camera but without a tripod).
Thanks in advance!