And also depend the person lor, last time a member share what he carrys to shoot a wedding event, machaim going for one week solid event shoot, he can lar, cos he is commando trained. Other people already drop dead liao.
Yes sir...critical if you ask me...little bit of investment save big on chiropractor bill!
One must have the proper equipment to go with the proper equipment or it is just heartache. Took me about 4 years and lots of wasted dough to realize this.
Also I agree w/bro Richie...better to make enjoying the trip the #1 priority. Last major trip I was on brought 2 cameras several lenses...used 1 camera and 2 lenses...got maybe 5 keepers at best probably more if I would not had the extra baggage.
Another critical thing...pre-plan on the kit - thinking about what you are after and then gearing up accordingly...I have taken a page out of pinholecam's book on this one...this is what I have learned from him...
But yeah...dang heavy lens and big dslr and a few hours lugging it around...sucks and can throw one off the game.
Ok... this question is kind of tricky and very personal.
Long story short.. I will say. It really depends on you. Nobody else can advise you better than yourself. Obviously, If you already know carrying heavy equipment will make you not enjoy the trip. Then dont bring it. If you are really unsure. Then just bring it. Sure, you can bring everything/whatever you have too. Once you do it 1 time or afew times. You will know better the next time.
Last time I brought most of my lenses..which was my 100mm macro..100-400 lens n my sigma 18-35mm...ended up using the sigma 95% of the time.5% of 100-400..n no time for macro..so nowadays if I go overseas I see if it's worth bringing by setting my itinerary..
Bringing along is one thing. Carry along is another. I tend to bring more lens but only carry those that might be useful for particular parts of the trip. The rest stays in my bag back in the hotel room or on the bus depending on the type of travel.
Gone were the days where I carry a backpack with like 5 lens a dslr and a tripod - easily 7 kg carry on photo equipments.
Nowaday, I uss mirrorless. Usually, I would bring a 28 mm and a 50 mm full frame equivalent. Or if there is more landscape opportunity, I might take a 16-35 only. I use this setup for places like Taiwan, Europe, Hong Kong, turkey etc. basically just shoot what I can with the set up and not worried about changing lens for every scene and spend more quality time with love ones and enjoy my holiday.
Though a trip to the safari would mean carrying along a Heavy long lens