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Anonymous 07/17/14(Thu)04:30 UTC+1 No.2364991 Report

I'm traveling to Europe next month and can't figure out what to bring with me! I'm going to Germany for 4 days for work then, I'm going to Italy for 8 days for vacation. I plan on packing light...

I have some choices, please let me know what you'd bring out of this or if you'd drop money on a specific lens or point-and-shoot camera. I have money to play with, $500 or so it is practical.

Gear:
>70d with 18-135mm and 10-18mm STM lenses
>EOS M with 18-55mm and an EF-M to EF-S adapter
>Pentax K-r with 18-55mm and 55-200mm kit lenses (planning on getting rid of this eventually)
>Nikon FE2 film body with 50mm and random zoom
>a couple 35mm range finders: a Yashika and a little Minolta

Not crazy about film, but I'm kind of interested in the idea. I do have a film scanner in the attic...

Mini tripod or monopod worth the extra weight?

Maybe there's a specific lens that would be good for cityscapes, sight seeing and hiking? I'd like to carry one lens if possible.

The Canon PowerShot SX510 HS looks promising and affordable. Not sure if it's worth it though.
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Dill 07/17/14(Thu)04:32 UTC+1 No.2364994 Report

>>2364991
Read the sticky, then delete this and put your question in the gear thread, faggot.

Learn to use the catalog.
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Anonymous 07/17/14(Thu)04:39 UTC+1 No.2364997 Report

>>2364994
Get with the times. OPs can't delete their own post when it starts a thread any longer.
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Anonymous 07/17/14(Thu)04:44 UTC+1 No.2364998 Report

>>2364994
>travel advise and experiences are now gear general questions
You act as if this is a busy board with many active topics and not just 9 pages of anchient threads.

>implying the catalog has more than one travel-related thread
>implying that thread isn't about $100 point and shoot trash
>implying I didn't search
I should send you a post card from Europe. Maybe then you'd be a little less butthurt about being stuck in New Jersey or worse: the midwest.
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Anonymous 07/17/14(Thu)04:50 UTC+1 No.2365003 Report

>>2364991
I'd bring a small film camera and a DSLR. Probably the Canon.
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Anonymous 07/17/14(Thu)05:13 UTC+1 No.2365018 Report

>>2364991
That's too much gear. Take 1 general walkabout lens and call it a day. You're likely to spend too much tims worried about getting the perfect shot and you can miss out on actually enjoying yourself there. If you ignore the advice make sure you are careful. Gypsies, because that's what they are have destroyed Europe with their thefts
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Anonymous 07/17/14(Thu)05:15 UTC+1 No.2365019 Report

>>2365018
I don't want to take all of it. I'm asking for advice on what to take or to add to my collection that would make for light packing.
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Anonymous 07/17/14(Thu)07:00 UTC+1 No.2365079 Report

>>2364991
>70D
>packing light
No.
>EOS M with 18-55
Good. That or the 18-135.
>K-r
Also good. Never forget your tele. Sometimes you can't just walk closer.
>FE2
Always based.
>Rangefinder
Even better, since they're more compact.

If you've got the luggage space, bring the rangefinder and the K-r/EOS M. Pick a camera depending on your mood. Failing that, just stick to the EOS M and a 18-55+55-200 type deal.
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Anonymous 07/17/14(Thu)08:08 UTC+1 No.2365130 Report

>>2364994
I'm sorry I didn't realise you were king of the fucking board. Fuck I've hung around this shithole too long
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Anonymous 07/17/14(Thu)08:11 UTC+1 No.2365131 Report

>>2365130
After all that, I forgot to contriboot OP - The EOS M with the 18-55 and 10-18mm will serve you well.
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Anonymous 07/17/14(Thu)08:24 UTC+1 No.2365134 Report

>>2365130
please leave then.
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LaiN 07/17/14(Thu)09:23 UTC+1 No.2365163 Report

>packing light

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Anonymous 07/17/14(Thu)09:34 UTC+1 No.2365170 Report

>>2365163
>packing light

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Anonymous 07/17/14(Thu)09:41 UTC+1 No.2365176 Report

>>2364991

70D and 19-135. Nothing else.
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Anonymous 07/17/14(Thu)09:42 UTC+1 No.2365177 Report

>>2365176

I meant 18-135 of course.
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Anonymous 07/17/14(Thu)12:51 UTC+1 No.2365250 Report

>>2364991
If I was doing the chosing, wanting to minimize weight and maximise usability I'd probably take one of the DSLR bodies (not a fan of the M) depending on what focal lengths I use more (K-R for tele, 70D for wide) and either one of the rangefinders if I'd want to do film on the side.


Then again, I'd urge to rather take too much than too little. Lightweight is relative. I went to japan for 3 weeks last year. I biked 70 kilometers and walked ~60 over three days.

For me "traveling light" meant leaving my 4x5 graflex, heavy tripod and heavier lenses at home.

I took with me a medium format rangefinder(lightweight, packs small), a DSLR with a normal zoom lens(generally hanging on the shoulder all the time), a film SLR with 3 small primes (28, 35, and 50, more ocassional use), as well as a basic kit-level telezoom (because they weigh less than half compared to spergzooms) usable on both bodies. Topped it all off with a lightweight travel tripod.

I fit everything sans tripod and DSLR in the bottom compartment of a medium size "half" photo backpack that leaves the top half for other (travel/daypack) things.

Carried all that shit almost every day, even during the hikes. Would do again.

That was japan though. If I were to visit Italy I'd be much more careful about where I sperg around with my photography gear. Would not walk around with more than 1 camera visible at a time.
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Anonymous 07/17/14(Thu)13:13 UTC+1 No.2365263 Report

>>2365163

>Not packing light enough to carry all your photography gear with you on the plane

Enjoy your shit mysteriously going "missing" at the airport :^)
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Anonymous 07/17/14(Thu)13:14 UTC+1 No.2365265 Report

Personally I'd bring the 70D and 18-135. Get a wriststrap or black rapid strap and enjoy.
If you want to go wide as fuck you could cop a 10-18mm to accompany the 18-135.
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Anonymous 07/17/14(Thu)15:23 UTC+1 No.2365334 Report

>>2365265
>If you want to go wide as fuck...
Learn to use free panorama tools like Hugin. Problem solved, no extra lenses required.
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Anonymous 07/17/14(Thu)16:25 UTC+1 No.2365359 Report

>>2365263
Nah. I recognize Lain's bag because I have the exact same one. I have no problems bringing it as a carry on.
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Anonymous 07/17/14(Thu)18:17 UTC+1 No.2365389 Report

>>2365250
>That was japan though. If I were to visit Italy I'd be much more careful about where I sperg around with my photography gear. Would not walk around with more than 1 camera visible at a time.

Doesn't everyone in Japan have at least 1 camera hanging from their neck at all times?
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Anonymous 07/17/14(Thu)18:18 UTC+1 No.2365391 Report

I'd bring the EOS M with the kit lens, adapter and 10-18. I'd also consider getting an adapter to use that 50mm with it.
I recently went to Europe with only an EOS M, 22mm and a 50mm
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Anonymous 07/17/14(Thu)18:50 UTC+1 No.2365407 Report

>>2365391
Do you think the 10-18mm is a bit wide and breaks the "take a picture of *something*" rule to avoid coming back with an SD card full of "hey, look at me! I went to Euroland" pictures?
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Anonymous 07/17/14(Thu)19:13 UTC+1 No.2365417 Report

>>2365407
Doesn't the EOS M have a 2x crop factor? If so, that's a FoV of a 20-36mm...just barely fully wide to wide-normal. Also, if you're going to be taking a lot of architectural shots, wide is VERY useful, especially in and of things like cathedrals.
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Anonymous 07/17/14(Thu)19:43 UTC+1 No.2365450 Report

>>2365417

No, it's the standard 1.6x APS-C canon sensor.
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Anonymous 07/17/14(Thu)20:30 UTC+1 No.2365492 Report

>>2365450
>standard 1.6x aps-c
>1.6x aps-c
>standard
kek
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isi 07/17/14(Thu)20:32 UTC+1 No.2365493 Report

>>2365492
You conveniently ignore that he said "standard 1.6x APS-C Canon sensor" not "standard 1.6x APS-C sensor"

So the actual keks are on you. Good going.
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Anonymous 07/17/14(Thu)20:32 UTC+1 No.2365494 Report

>>2365492

I don't get it.
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Anonymous 07/17/14(Thu)20:52 UTC+1 No.2365500 Report

Is it worth it to bring a tripod? Maybe something like this carbon fiber Amazon Basics tripod? Or is it junk?

Or is one of those mini tripods good enough in most cases?

http://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-CA013-1-52-Inch-Travel-Tripod/dp/B00DHPCSA0/
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isi 07/17/14(Thu)21:19 UTC+1 No.2365517 Report

>>2365500
its pretty good for the price.
I wouldn't take a tripod if my goal was to pack light though, unless it was a little mini tripod that'll fit in my bag.

I picked up this tiny Manfrotto a few days ago for travel. If you're looking for something small and are taking a fairly small camera (EOS M, DSLR without a fuckhueg lens, whatever) it's a pretty good purchase for $30. Downside is you're stuck horizontal, no cutout in the ballhead to go vertical.

I picked it up for my Fuji (hence the little release cable too) and it's pretty stable with the 55-200 on it, which is pretty forward-heavy given the Fuji's size. I imagine you could probably fit more weight onto it with a DSLR due to balance.

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isi 07/17/14(Thu)21:23 UTC+1 No.2365518 Report

>>2365517
and just to verify that the ball on it ain't no bitch~

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Anonymous 07/17/14(Thu)21:52 UTC+1 No.2365544 Report

>>2365518
Dude, I'm at work. The guys in the other cubicles will wonder why I'm laughing.

I was also looking at this little guy:
http://www.amazon.com/Pedco-UltraPod-Lightweight-Camera-Tripod/dp/B000ANCPNM

I'm not sure it will do vertical, looks like the angle is limited by the width of the camera and its interference with the legs.

Pic related.

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isi 07/17/14(Thu)21:57 UTC+1 No.2365547 Report

>>2365544
The ultrapod is a good choice too and truthfully a bit more versatile than the manfrotto one. can't really go wrong with either though imo, they're great for what they are.

I'll have to step up my camera-stacking game and make a camera-based tripod. :3
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isi 07/17/14(Thu)22:03 UTC+1 No.2365549 Report

>>2365547
oh meant to mention, part of the reason I'm a fan of the little manfrotto is the little button-trigger for releasing the ball (the little circular manfrotto logo on the head.) Anything else feels so awkward to me at such a small size.
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