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Traveling for fun with a FF DSLR?

rtcaryrtcary Member
edited August 2011 in general photography
I would like to find out how other photographers travel for fun with a FF DSLR. My lens selection is limited: 28-70 f/2.8, 80-200 f/2.8 and a 50 f/1.4. The zooms are just too heavy; too much like work.

Yes, there are cameras other than the FF DSLR, but a FF has a way of spoiling me.



  • Neil vNNeil vN Administrator
    I'd just settle for the 24-70 then, and forego the opportunities I'd lose with the longer lens.
    Or alternately, get the Nikon 24-120mm f4 or Canon 24-105mm f4
    Those two lens have excellent image quality and a versatile range.
  • ZenonZenon Member
    edited August 2011
    When we travel and have a home base and do day trips I take as much gear as I can which includes, 5DII, 7D, 24-105, 70-200 F4, 300 F4, Tokina 11-16, 100 macro, 1.4 extender, tripod and on my last trip I rented as Zeiss 24mm. These go into two backpack bags. I make sure they are both under the overhead storage weight restrictions.

    If I am travelling light my 7D, Tokina 11-16, 24-105, 70-200 and 1.4 extender. Tripod optional. This goes into one backpack bag. I take my 7D instead of my 5D because I don't have a FF WA lens yet that can match my Tokina/7D combo IQ yet. Even though I really like it the 24-105 @ 24 is not that good.
  • I usually just take my 50 1.4 with my FF DSLR. Having a fast lens helps in low light as my 5DII doesn't have a flash :P
  • I find I return from a trip with better pictures when I travel light. I shoot with a D700 and the only two lenses I bring are the 16-35mm and 85mm F1.4. You could do the same sort of thing with Canon. A small Lowepro slingshot leaves enough room for filters, memory cards and cleaning stuff and doesn't hamper mobility. I'm comfortable carrying this kit all day.
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