It is more important not to try to scrimp on your carrying solutions (bags, straps, belts, pouches) because lousy bags will make it awkward and weigh you down. Get the best bags out there and learn how to distribute the weight off your shoulders.
Last edited by daredevil123; 9th May 2014 at 01:42 PM.
Hi Daredevil123, I noticed you brought along 16-35 and 24-70. Their focal length seems to overlap quite a bit. I was actually thinking of getting 17-35 2.8 to replace 24-70 when traveling since it will be lighter. Not sure if that is a good idea.
15 includes pouches for my modular system. And yes, i have a full rack of bags. For birding i use the think tank glass limo. My Think Tank international follows me for strobist work and urban disguise for indoor work. Travelling i usually reconfig my glass limo, or i use my shapeshifter all with modular pouches when i hit the field.
You can always detach your lenses from your body and keep it separately. I've tried it before. 70-200 doesn't fit in my backpack when my lens is attached to my body, but works when I detached it. It fits nicely
People who care about focal lenght overlap, or "covering" every and all focal lengths over a range too much, is actually counter productive. More often than not, are quite inexperienced and do not understand the craft very well.
Last edited by daredevil123; 10th May 2014 at 10:09 AM.
Hi daredevil, thanks for your reply. I am just wondering that the slightly wider angle is worthwhile to carry both 16-35 and 24-70. But that is just me thinking aloud.
Hi daredevil, thanks for your reply. Will keep that in mind. Have a nice weekend shooting.
Maybe I should just clarify my question. I usually go travelling with my family and I prefer to travel light . I can if I want to carry sigma12-24, Nikon 24-70 and Nikon 70-200 and two bodies . But I think it is just too tiring for me as I am not exactly young anymore. Thus I was wondering if 17-35 could replace the 12-24 and 24-70 if not all at least most of the scenery and people shots as a sort of compromise. I would usually travel with 1 body and 1 lens. Maybe my question sound inexperienced or someone who does not know his craft so do pardon me for this noob question.
Hi sky strike and daredevil thanx for your reply. I think I should not hijack the thread anymore. Thanx for all your kind advice
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