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    Re: Canon Travel Kit

    Quote Originally Posted by cmb_ View Post
    And then what lenses would you carry for the second body
    Second body??? *boggle*

    I gave you four lenses. Clearly there needs to be four bodies.

    5D2 for the 14-24
    1Ds3 for the 24-70
    1D3 for the 70-200
    50D for the 200-500

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    Re: Canon Travel Kit

    Quote Originally Posted by TEBnewyork View Post
    I am looking for a really pared back kit (number of items not cost)....
    New kit will be 12, 24lux, 50 pre-asph lux, 75 cron
    I like it. In lieu of a 21 & 28, a single 24 lux. Nice.

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    Re: Canon Travel Kit

    If I end up liking the 24 lux that is

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    Re: Canon Travel Kit

    24 on an M8 = never quite wide enough and never quite long enough!

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    Re: Canon Travel Kit

    Jack,
    it is great for those who find 35mm just a bit long on a full-frame
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    Re: Canon Travel Kit

    Another option, but don't have it, might be a 5D2 and Tamron 28-300mm lens. Has anyone tried this for a low weight, KISS, solution, maybe add a 17-40mm L with it..

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    Re: Canon Travel Kit

    We leave next week for our house at Lake Como. I have a choice between a D700 with a 24-70 zoom and a 5DMkII with a Zeiss ZF 28/2.0 Distagon and a Contax Zeiss 35-70/3.4 Vario Sonnar. I decided on the Canon and the Zeiss lenses, (along with my trusty G9 as a back-up and a light weight Velbon carbon fibre tripod-w-ball head.) The Nikon body and lens are a lot heavier, and I can also shoot video with the Canon.

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    Re: Canon Travel Kit

    Quote Originally Posted by ftbt View Post
    We leave next week for our house at Lake Como.
    Too bad for you!

    Seriously, what a beautiful place to have a house, PLEASE share some images!

    And welcome to GetDPI!
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    Re: Canon Travel Kit

    I went to Paris, St. Petersburg, and Moscow carrying a 5DII and three lenses:
    24-105 f/4 L IS
    70-400 f/4 L IS
    35 f/1.4 L
    Summary:
    The 35 1.4 came in handy in both street and interior conditions. With the high ISO performance of the 5DII I could have doen with a stop smaller, but in the end, this lens came in use fairly often.
    The 24-105 was the main lens, and spent more time than any other on the camera.
    The 70-200 was very useful on a few occasions, mostly where I wanted the compression. I would have preferred the 2.8 I think, but the weigh penalty makes me think twice.
    I carried it all, along with a 15 inch macbook pro in a Thinktank Urban disguise 50.
    What I would change:
    First of all, I bought a 17 inch matt macbook pro, so that meant a thinktank urban disguise 60
    Second, I am toying with the idea of adding a 24mm T/S, but what to give up?
    NOTHING is willing to go. the 85 1.2 might be interesting instead of the 35 1.4, but frankly, the 35 is more useful in general.
    There were a couple of situations that something longer would have been handy. I am considering replacing the 70-200 f/4 with the 70-300 DO which would be lighter and more convenient than adding a converter to the kit.
    Maybe I should replace the 70-200 f/4 with the 70-300 DO.
    But nothing should be removed for the 24 T/S. Maybe I should throw one of those 24 T/S in the suitcase for my early morning walks?, Oh hell, maybe I just won't bother.
    -bob

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    Re: Canon Travel Kit

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob View Post
    ... I carried it all, along with a 15 inch macbook pro ...-bob
    I used to schlep big laptops. Last year I took a Fujitsu-w-a 17" screen. This year I am taking a Samsung N120 Netbook. It weighs just a hair over 2 pounds, has a 10" screen, a 160 gig hard drive, (I've got a Lacie external drive-w-another 320 gigs), and 2 gigs of ram. I've got photoshop and lightroom on it, and basically it will fit in your out-stretched hand. Not the biggest screen, not the fastest speed, but it will do the trick until I get back.

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    Re: Canon Travel Kit

    I have moved the Lake Como segment of this thread to the Destinations and Hotspots forum.
    -bob
    Last edited by Bob; 5th July 2009 at 11:25.

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