Discussion in 'Photography Forums' started by RimBlock, Aug 25, 2005.
Ok, off to Singapore and Thailand in September.
What would people take on holiday ?
20D + 28-75 Tamron. 1.4x telecon (cos its small). spare battery. mini tripod (very mini) + cable release. crumpler bag inside rucksack. laptop in rucksack + pcmcia CF adaptor. Video camera also in rucksack. along with mp3 player. All power bits chargers etc in the suitcase.
If I had a wide lens that would go as well. Took the kit lens once for 18mm end but hardly used it.
I've only got my 20D, my low pro bag and two lenses. When i had my 16-35 it even came with me (along with my primes) if i was going for a pub lunch somewhere let alone a holiday. So basically i'd leave nothing behind, myself
Ok, sorta what I was after .
What I am thinking of taking;
28-135mm lens + polarising filter + lens hood
remote shutter control
Bag + manuals
2 * 1GB CF cards
What am I missing if anything ?
I will not be taking;
Laptop - the other half now has it
portable storage - I'll get more cards when there if I really need to.
Well we don't know what you have I took my kit lens to Edinburgh for a week and never used it once. Since sold it, so i'd leave that behind but then you're not me. I don't know if you'll need the flash on your holidays, i guess you're going somewhere where the days are long ect . But then i'm in to available light so only you know if you'll need it.
Make sure you're coverd by insurance for abroad.
On my recent holiday to California, I didn't take my proper camera bag..
I had a quite small old one to take my 300D with kit lens attached.
Charger and spare batteries.
Plug adaptor for the USA
All my memory cards.
Small puffer brush.
100-400L went in its own case.
All fitted into my hand luggage bag with all my 'normal' hand luggage.
Nifty fifty, 550EX, tripod.....
Off to Vegas next week, taking my Tamrac expedition 7 and squeezing all this in somehow *deep breath*
Canon 1D + charger and spare battery
Canon 28-105 USM for walkabout
Sigma 12-24 for epic landscaping
Sigma 100-300 and 1.4 telecon for... perving? lol maybe some long shots of stuff from the stratosphere tower, i'm staying there.
Pelang 8mm fisheye for funky fun
Hartblei 80mm f2.8 SuperRotator tilt shift for building shots and creative focus (not used this yet, think focal length might be a bit long!)
Sigma DG super 500 flash just in case
Water bottle attachment (a godsend)
Mem cards, Laptop, CP600 portable printer for postcards to send back!
and the most important cam of them all:
Canon Ixus 30 which will be firmly tucked into my pocket to capture 4 days of mayhem and drinking outside of quality photo time!
If I'm traveling light.
Crumpler Budgie Smuggler containing:
2 or 3 batteries
A few gigs of CF
...And not so light.
LowePro Computrekker containing:
2 x 350D
Canon 85mm, 50mm & 80-200mm
Canon 420 & 580 flashes
8 gig of CF
5 sets of AA batteries
Cloths, hoods, pop-out reflector, shutter release cable and a blower
Monopod, tripod, 2 heads and a carry case
Permanent marker, ball point pen and a swiss army knife
Weighs a bleedin' tonne
charger and 2 batteries
2gb of flash cards
lense cleaning kit
Johnnies and a gender testing kit..essential for thailand..
If you get close enough to try the gender testing kit then it is already too late. Didn't have a problem there as most were easy to spot, apart from the ones I obviously didn't . Helps if you have a reliable guide .
3 cameras , not just a holiday snapper are you. Where you off to that you think you will be needing all that kit ?.
A big thanks to Seany too . I have now for the first time gone out and bought home insurance to make sure I am covered if the camera gets broken / stolen.
I think I will probably ditch the kit lens, possibly sell it on ebay as it is the USM version and they are making £40+ at the moment which is better than a kick in the teeth .
Keep them coming guys
I'm guessing here, but I think that the 350D in his travelling light kit will not be a seperate camera from the 2x350Ds in his not so light kit, so maybe just 2 cameras.
Yep that makes more sense re-reading. Only two 350d's then . One for each eye, stereo photography. At least it will keep both hands occupied
various chargers & adaptor
rechargeable batteries for sppedlight & Olympus camera
Sony 101 DVD video camera
SD & xD memory cards
I will leave behind my notebook & tripod. I wonder would it be a good idea to get a monopod for my travels
Yeah, just the two. Usually only take them to wedding shoots but I did take them on holiday last time... with much disapproval from the wife.
whats a holiday?
A holiday is something you pay to do something you enjoy whereas working you are paid to do something you my not enjoy doing
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