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    Dear all
    I finally get my rare chance going for a photo trip on my own in April. It will be a short 7 day trip to Southern Part of China shooting Thai's New Year. There will be landscape as well as festival shots of people. The thing is which system I should carry.
    My initial plan is to carry
    A7r, 24-70f4, 35f2.8, 50f1.8 and Nex6/5r, 10-18, 30macro, 16-50 plus a 70-200 lens (of which a mount Sigma 70-200 f2.8 OS or Minolta 70-210/f4)

    Alternatively
    1. A99 (not yet bought) 24-70f2.8, 16-35f2.8, pluse Nex6 as backup
    2. 5D3 24-105f4, 17-40f4, 70-200f2.8 IS, 100 macro
    3. d800 50f1.4, 35f1.4, 14f2.8, 150 macro and nex6 as backup.


    The total weight of carrying the last three dSLR system is around 5Kg...and on top of that I am also carrying a flash gun and a tripod

    Can anyone give me an advice which to bring? My may concern about A7r is the AF speed in capturing fast moving people. My previous trial using A7 with Sigma 70-200f2.8 did not impress.
    Thank you all
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    Re: Phototrip....2 mirrorless cameras or 1dSLR

    Based on what you have in 'inventory', I'd probably take:

    A7r with 24-70f4 and 50f1.8 and the Nikon-mount 14mm with an adapter to use it on the A7r

    Nex6/5r with 70-200 lens for longer shots

    and multiple batteries!

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    Re: Phototrip....2 mirrorless cameras or 1dSLR

    Travel light. I mostly bring 2 mirrorless bodies, same mount and sensor size, one WA zoom, one "normal" zoom or prime and one telephoto prime, usually 120-150mm eqv. When I travel, I use a Gorilla Pod instead of a conventional tripod, but that requires a lightweight camera with a flip-up screen to be comfortable to work with. I never bring a flash, but that's me

    I used to carry an 80-200/2.8, but it's been 3 years since the last time, and I don't miss it a single second. Better to bring two primes (85 + 135mm?) that are lighter, smaller and have larger apertures.
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    I would have thought that with the A7r, the quality is that good, that you would just use one body and carry an assortment of lens, like the 24-70,70-200 and a fast normal prime lens. If you must carry a second body, then the smaller Nex 5r with the 10-18mm will cover the ultra wide angle range.

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    Thank you guys...the answer seems very simple...Bring the 7r and travel light.

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    Re: Phototrip....2 mirrorless cameras or 1dSLR

    Quote Originally Posted by mazor View Post
    I would have thought that with the A7r, the quality is that good, that you would just use one body and carry an assortment of lens, like the 24-70,70-200 and a fast normal prime lens. If you must carry a second body, then the smaller Nex 5r with the 10-18mm will cover the ultra wide angle range.
    The reason why I carry a second body is for backup. Something may always break, and it's annoying to stand in the middle of the winter on the Great Wall of China without a tourist in sight but also without a camera that works. Done that, hated it, still hate it

    Mirrorless bodies are small and lightweight, and the backup camera doesn't need to be the latest, greatest. It won't be used often anyway
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    true true, I have had this happen to me! In Cambodia on the first day, the mirror of my 5D came loose!! Lucky the tour guide was kind enough to find a street side stall that sold elephant glue (super glue) which worked a treat. Infact the mirror 3 years later is still being held by that glue!

    For emergencies, I always ensure I carry a good smart phone with a descent camera, aka Nokia 808
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    Re: Phototrip....2 mirrorless cameras or 1dSLR

    Mark, I wonder if the a6000 will be available before you leave? That has the AF speed you crave for moving people, and takes the native FE lenses you'd be carrying for the A7R.

    The 1.5X crop factor of the 24 meg a6000 would also give you a bit more effective reach with the FE lenses, plus you could add a wider native E lens that could still be used on the the A7R in a pinch.

    The a6000 Instruction Manual is available from Sony already, so perhaps the camera can't be far behind (?):

    http://support.sony-asia.com.edgesui...4532055111.pdf

    Just a thought.

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    P.S., the a6000 takes the same battery as the A7R.
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    Re: Phototrip....2 mirrorless cameras or 1dSLR

    Quote Originally Posted by fotografz View Post
    Mark, I wonder if the a6000 will be available before you leave? That has the AF speed you crave for moving people, and takes the native FE lenses you'd be carrying for the A7R.

    The 1.5X crop factor of the 24 meg a6000 would also give you a bit more effective reach with the FE lenses, plus you could add a wider native E lens that could still be used on the the A7R in a pinch.

    The a6000 Instruction Manual is available from Sony already, so perhaps the camera can't be far behind (?):

    http://support.sony-asia.com.edgesui...4532055111.pdf

    Just a thought.

    - Marc

    P.S., the a6000 takes the same battery as the A7R.
    Looks like a no-brainer if you ask me. Same battery and same lens mount = real backup.
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    Re: Phototrip....2 mirrorless cameras or 1dSLR

    Personally I would travel light and with not to many lenses otherwise you can spend more time thinking about which lens to use and changing them. Personally with your kit I would probably just take the 24-70/4 and the 55/1.8. You may think this is limiting but on the other hand you may find it liberating as you can concentrate more on your photography and less on your equipment. I often travel/work with 2 bodies and lenses, this used to be 2 leica M9's with a 50 on one and 28 on the other but I now use an M with the 28 and the A7 with the FE 55. If you are thinking about spending money on another camera why not consider the A7 as then you could have both lenses ready to use and a back up if necessary.

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    Re: Phototrip....2 mirrorless cameras or 1dSLR

    I would take the A7r with 24-70 f4, 35mm f2.8 and either an adapted Leica M 90mm macro elmar (weighs nothing and is amazing on the A7r) or the upcoming FE70-200. An A6000 for backup, tracking focus and reach and a Giottos Traveller CF tripod, very light and flexible and seems fine with the camera.

    The reason I choose the 35mm rather than the 55 is that the zoom does damned nearly as well at the 55 at f5.6 and f8 and the 35mm is so small and unobtrusive, but very good.
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    Re: Phototrip....2 mirrorless cameras or 1dSLR

    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    The reason why I carry a second body is for backup. Something may always break, and it's annoying to stand in the middle of the winter on the Great Wall of China without a tourist in sight but also without a camera that works. Done that, hated it, still hate it

    Mirrorless bodies are small and lightweight, and the backup camera doesn't need to be the latest, greatest. It won't be used often anyway
    Nothing like bouncing your M8 off the cobblestones on the Charles Bridge. At least I was able to find a local camera shop and bought something to (inadequately) bridge the gap.
    Whatever your preference of camera it is wise to look for as much commonality as possible in lens mount, battery, and don't forget lenses which can also suffer mishaps, think about survival if one lens bites the dust. The other extreme is to use something radically different that is small, "adequate", and self-contained that can cover in a pinch.
    And always bring your smartphone
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    Re: Phototrip....2 mirrorless cameras or 1dSLR

    Thank you for these great inputs. I was silly enough two years back bringing D800 plus A77 as back up. The bulk of two system not only broke my back but also...most of my precious glass.

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    Re: Phototrip....2 mirrorless cameras or 1dSLR

    Don't buy a new camera that you will have to familiarize yourself with; take something that you already know the ins and outs of.

    Did someone say a6000? Are they available in the States yet? Why am I getting an echo?
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    I would get something that takes your Sony A7r glass be it a A7 or even the new A6000. You could even leave the backup in your hotel room and the most you would lose is maybe one day of shooting. Just bring your iPhone everywhere which 99 percent of us do anyway. I like to travel with most of my gear but I will leave stuff in my room to keep it light when out and about shooting unless I'm on a gig than everything goes since i am being paid. LOL
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    Re: Phototrip....2 mirrorless cameras or 1dSLR

    How about the A7r + 24-70 and a 135mm prime. And then rx1r for backup?

    You'd have versatile zoom woth the a7r and 135 for reach. The 36mp gives you digital zoom by cropping in post. And the rx1r gives you pretty fast 35 and light, high quality FF backup. And it'll survive crop probably to around 70-80 equivalent if need be.

    And the signature of the cameras would be pretty similar too. And the tx1r would be light enough to be kept in a jacket pocket or "man bag" all the time.. for evening dinner time you'd probably take just the rx1r.

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    Re: Phototrip....2 mirrorless cameras or 1dSLR

    "Man bag"?
    Please, this is a serious photography forum!
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    Re: Phototrip....2 mirrorless cameras or 1dSLR

    I think its time for me to retire now. Lol

    Man bag really and here I thought it was a Think Tank bag
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    I think its time for me to retire now. Lol

    Man bag really and here I thought it was a Think Tank bag
    Okay back to manly work . Trim trees mow lawn take out the dang trash. Never met a woman that does garbage. ROTFLMAO

    Mine don't even know the color of the dumpster. LOL
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    I'm joking of course. I fired the landscaper what a idiot I am. Lol
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    Thought it would sound better than calling it a purse! ;-)

    And everybody here seriously don't want their camera bags to look like camera bags.. hmm..I dare someone to get a pink purse!

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    Re: Phototrip....2 mirrorless cameras or 1dSLR

    Hey I drive my wife's Powder blue VW convertible. I mean powder blue too. I just laugh at the looks I get. Lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    Hey I drive my wife's Powder blue VW convertible. I mean powder blue too. I just laugh at the looks I get. Lol
    That doesn't count! Blue is the new green.. VW is all about Blumotion and Blu-this-and-that these days, same as everybody else in the car industry.

    Now, if that'd be VW Eco! or Up it'd be a different thing.. those are cute, little pocket size thingies with engines the size of a yoghurt cup. Or a Toyota Prius

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    Lol I will
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    Re: Phototrip....2 mirrorless cameras or 1dSLR

    One of the reasons I raised my question is...about using A7r to shoot telephotos. The fast focusing adapter is undoutedly LeA4 with a Sony alpha mount 70-200 f2.8 OS. Well the focus does not seem lighting fast but the shutter sounds..are huge. I heard the combined LEA4 mirror clash and A7r shutter flap. The Camera clocks at 1.6fps which is not too great comparing to 5d3's 6fps.
    A6000 looks a great tele backup thought I remain very doubtful about its AF speed. I believe A7 I used to have shares the same AF mechanism. Tell me I am wrong
    About the tele, I can carry 135 or 200 prime...both are razor sharp..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    Hey I drive my wife's Powder blue VW convertible. I mean powder blue too. I just laugh at the looks I get. Lol
    You need a bumper sticker that says:

    "Its OK Im a Photographer and my Workflow is
    Profiled ... all bout the Art...."

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    Re: Phototrip....2 mirrorless cameras or 1dSLR

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark K View Post
    I heard the combined LEA4 mirror clash and A7r shutter flap.
    I thought the mirror in the LEA4 was stationary. Is that wrong?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeEvangelist View Post
    I thought the mirror in the LEA4 was stationary. Is that wrong?
    It isn't stationary - it just moves at the same rate as Guy's wife's car...

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    Hey this one is a Turbo Diesel
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    Re: Phototrip....2 mirrorless cameras or 1dSLR

    1fps

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    Re: Phototrip....2 mirrorless cameras or 1dSLR

    I'm heading to India this week on a 2 week photo workshop with a7r, 24-70 and 55 plus Fuji X-T1 14, 56 and 55-200. I'm leaving the Nikon D800 and Trinity at home.

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    Re: Phototrip....2 mirrorless cameras or 1dSLR

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark K View Post

    I heard the combined LEA4 mirror clash and A7r shutter flap

    I believe A7 I used to have shares the same AF mechanism. Tell me I am wrong
    The guys are pulling your chain Mark.

    The mirror in the LAEA4 adapter is translucent and doesn't move the Adapter uses the SLT technology found in the A99 and adds dual AF capability to the A7R. BTW, screw drive AF A mount lenses aren't as fast as the lenses equipped with SSM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    I would get something that takes your Sony A7r glass be it a A7 or even the new A6000. You could even leave the backup in your hotel room and the most you would lose is maybe one day of shooting. Just bring your iPhone everywhere which 99 percent of us do anyway. I like to travel with most of my gear but I will leave stuff in my room to keep it light when out and about shooting unless I'm on a gig than everything goes since i am being paid. LOL
    Having the same mount and batteries is a huge win imho. Last trip to AL I took the A7r and RX1r - was a good combo, though I only took the 55/1.8 with the A7r. They use different batteries, but it was one time that I actually like the in-camera charging capability as I didn't take a standalone charger at all, instead just plugging the camera into my laptop at the end of the day to top the battery off.

    The a6000 is starting to look like my next contender in the backup/second cam derby. If the IQ is reasonably good, it could replace the RX1r as then I'd have identical mounts and batteries.

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    Re: Phototrip....2 mirrorless cameras or 1dSLR

    So far the A6000 looks better than the RX10 for backup. Just have to wait and see what it does. The issue for me the 70-200FE I'll need for AF to get the points where I want them. Than the A7 is more viable for me. Right now it sits in the bag as a backup. The A6000 may serve that need better.
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    I believe so.....I should take my lenses up to Sony Showroom to see how fast A6000 can be.

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    Mark K, can you do that today? Please? You will be the man if you can do it for us. Thank you sir.

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    Re: Phototrip....2 mirrorless cameras or 1dSLR

    I'd bring a camera I was already very familiar with, that I'd been shooting and testing a lot, and was comfortable carrying.

    - If that's the A7r for you, bring two chargers and lots of batteries.

    - For me, a small kit of three lenses (and I use almost exclusively primes with the A7) works best. Which ones depends on what I'm after and what size bag I'm willing to carry, but the Think Tank Photo "Mirrorless Move 30i" man purse seems to have enough room for two A7 bodies plus up to three Leica R lenses, plus room for a bunch of storage cards, batteries, and tripod mounting (if I felt I was going to carry my tripod).

    - At most, I'd stuff a Nikon SB-30 flash unit + RF trigger in a side pocket for that very occasional moment when a little bounce or fill light is important. I almost never use flash other than for table top product shooting.

    Now which three lenses is always a matter of some debate and last minute decision making. The 35-50-135 or 24-50-90 setups work well. A widely spaced 24-50-135 works well too. Longer than 135mm requires a bigger bag, sometimes including an ultra wide in the 20mm or lower range is just the thing too. But I almost always want a normal (35 to 50mm) along with something a bit wider and a bit longer... it's really just a question of how much wider or longer I'm in the mood for. I've gone whole trips with just a 50 or 35 mm lens being used.

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    Be nice to know for sure. I'd sell my A7 if it works really well.
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    Since going mirrorless, I've been able to bring a film camera with me as back up. Both cameras use the same lenses so I'm not carrying two systems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeEvangelist View Post
    Based on what you have in 'inventory', I'd probably take:

    A7r with 24-70f4 and 50f1.8 and the Nikon-mount 14mm with an adapter to use it on the A7r

    Nex6/5r with 70-200 lens for longer shots

    and multiple batteries!
    Quote Originally Posted by MikalWGrass View Post
    Mark K, can you do that today? Please? You will be the man if you can do it for us. Thank you sir.
    ...I have time....only a few days later. At hand I have a bunch of Nex bodies....Nex5/5n/5r and 6...and it seems ....A6000 is faster than A7 as well

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    Re: Phototrip....2 mirrorless cameras or 1dSLR

    The whole ....and ultimate goal of having mirrorless is to take more photos. The trips last year I carried only Nex cameras.....and you can see my list as above despite I invested heavily in the new Nikon line up...I have an old think tank bag which essentially took all my bodies and lenses including 2 nex bodies, primes and zooms.

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    Re: Phototrip....2 mirrorless cameras or 1dSLR

    Then again, the a77 ll might be out by April, and it allegedly has a faster AF than the a6000. Oh boy.

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    And even faster A8 will follow that.. so where do you draw the line? I'd think around existing models would be good :-)

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    Re: Phototrip....2 mirrorless cameras or 1dSLR

    Seems like a dotted line. LOL
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    Re: Phototrip....2 mirrorless cameras or 1dSLR

    All those gear choices would make me crazy. How about a Ricoh GR plus your Nex 6 and 50 1.8 in a little Ona Bowery bag. Then let your eyes and feet do the work. (I'm being serious.)

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    Re: Phototrip....2 mirrorless cameras or 1dSLR

    Well...I don't have a GR yet...
    I used to carry at least two dSLR bodies with bunch of lenses. One SLR must be a full frame and the other using cropped size sensor. Apart from three zoom lenses covering from 17-200 mm plus a macro

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