Hi. I'll be going on an exchange program at a European university in Jan next year and will be there for around 6-7 months.
Of course, studying will be secondary to traveling around Europe, and with it comes the question of camera gear.
I have a limited budget to upgrade my current set up/go with a new set up so I'm starting this thread to fish for some opinions and advice from the travelheads here
My current set up is:
I'm a huge fan of traveling light, but I don't want to compromise on image quality either so there's the usual dilemma. Atm my options are:
i.) Spend the money on a mirrorless/micro four thirds system. I've got my eye on the Panasonic GF1 with the 20mm 1.7 pancake prime and the 14-45mm zoom.
ii.) Get a dedicated "pure" compact camera; either the panny lx5 or the canon s95, plus a new lens to augment my Nikon - wide-angle perhaps.
iii.) Stick to just the DSLR system. Sell the D90, get a D7000 and augment the system with a couple of new lenses.
My photography is mostly street, daily life kind of things; but since it's a once in a lifetime chance for an extended eurotrip I see myself doing landscape and archi too.
Thanks for reading this long post. Opinions anyone?