Travelling soon, which lens to bring


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zcf

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Going to travel to HK for 5 days next month, most likely shooting wide angle, plus a few portrait, and may be some street shots :think: .

My current set up are:
KM5D with 7 lens
Tokina 17mm f/3.5
KM AF 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6
KM AF 24-105mm f/3.5-4.5
KM AF 50mm f/1.4
KM AF 80-200mm f/2.8 HS APO G
KM AF 100mm f/2.8 macro
KM AF 100-300mm (non APO)f/4.5 - 5.6 looking for an APO version)
5600HS (D) flash
self standing monopod

Thinking of bringing either:
1. 17mm, 50mm, 100-300mm
2. 17mm, 24-105mm, 100-300mm
3. 17mm, 80-200mm
4. 18-70mm (lightest)
plus 5600HS flash and self standing monopod.

about the same weight, 50mm got for portrait, 24-105mm good for zoom flexibility.
If possible like to bring 80-200mm, good for zoom and portrait but too heavy for travel.

Will it be any problem bringing camera and taking ride in Disney HK :sweat: ?
 

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Bring lightest... Focal length more important. Kit lens plus maybe the 100-300mm. Enjoy the trip! I dun feel too safe bringing expensive stuffs overseas too, hehe...
 

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hiee..

Heres my inputs..
KM AF 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6
KM AF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 * optional
KM AF 50mm f/1.4
75-300 -if have
5600HS (D) flash
Monopod/tripod




Thats it...travel light
 

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hmm...been there before and if I am going again my setup on your equipments for my liking will be either
17mm, 24-105mm
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just the kit lens
(will not bring flash)

to HK? AWAP for me. AS WIDE AS POSSIBLE :)
imo, over there usually more on landscape...night view from peak..lantau island...skyscraper view around ferry place...disney..etc.
actually just a kit will be enough for me to cover landscape and those street markets unless you got something wider to bring.
changing lens is troublesome! ;)
 

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Thanks for all the feedback.
I am not very comfortable to bring heavy and expensive 80-200mm lens out for travel also, so it's out.

Yes I like to shoot wide, and the widest is tokina 17mm, prime quality is better also, especially compare to kit lens.

Indeed change lens is troublesome.

Flash is a must though, for portrait shot, esp at night. But isn't the on board flash would do also :think: ? Although not as flexible or powerful.

The self standing monopod however is a must for night and own shots.

So,
17mm
self standing monopod
+ zoom.


Sulhan, that's doesn't consider light for your setting :sweat: .
 

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Light is to carry a Dimage A2...hehehhe

well...i have tried 80-200f2.8+17-35mm last trip ...put one lens in jacket pocket...
and swap when needed.....

rgds,
sulhan
 

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sulhan said:
Light is to carry a Dimage A2...hehehhe

well...i have tried 80-200f2.8+17-35mm last trip ...put one lens in jacket pocket...
and swap when needed.....

rgds,
sulhan
Your jacket pocket must be very big for 80-200mm :bigeyes: .
 

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Bro bring some disposable film cameras too
just in case
 

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eow said:
Bro bring some disposable film cameras too
just in case
Thanks, but I think it should be quite easy to buy it there, but touch wood. Better don't need it.
 

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zcf said:
Will it be any problem bringing camera and taking ride in Disney HK :sweat: ?
Don't think you can carry anything when you are taking those rides.. a bit risky to just leave it at the platform.. ;)
The best is to ask your friend to carry, if you are there with a friend.

These will be my choice..

Tokina 17mm f/3.5
KM AF 50mm f/1.4
KM 75-300mm
with AS + prime lens, no need monopod

or just the kit lens for 5D + 75-300mm.
 

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The self-standing monopod is actually for taking self portrait more than night shot, I guess :sweat:

So need to make some friends in Disney before taking ride :bsmilie:
 

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zcf said:
The self-standing monopod is actually for taking self portrait more than night shot, I guess :sweat:

So need to make some friends in Disney before taking ride :bsmilie:
Aiyah.. ask people to take for you.. definitely better than using a monopod.. :)
In this case, I think I trust the staff at the platform rather than new friends.. at Disney.
 

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travel lens? 18-200mm - BUY BUY BUY!
my last trip i only used this lens, really very shiok, wide can, tele can, light, and never need to change. the one time i had problem was shooting orang utan at nature reserve, then i really wished i had a longer, brighter lens.

actually you got a long list of nice lenses leh... maybe the 18-70 can already. i find that on trips most of the time use only the wider part of the zoom range. if you feel insecure about the long end then add the 100-300 lor.

the last two trips i went, i brought my external flash, but never used it leh... but then i don't take self portraits...

enjoy ur trip! hee, then come back and post pictures :thumbsup:
 

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P&S camera probably, but DSLR :sweat:

That's why have to make friend with Mickey, Minnie, Gooffey, Donald and etc :bsmilie:
 

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zcf said:
P&S camera probably, but DSLR :sweat:

That's why have to make friend with Mickey, Minnie, Gooffey, Donald and etc :bsmilie:
think u have to buy 1 with big shutter button.. u see how big their hands are?

and also hope that they can even see anything... i reckon they can't see a single thing in the viewfinder of a DSLR... if give them a D70 or 350D viewfinder... better hope for the best... die like the rest...

use a consumer cam lah.
 

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zcf said:
P&S camera probably, but DSLR :sweat:
No worry man.. KM5D is so cheap.. cheaper than Sony R1... No one will take.. unless if you are using popular brand like Canon 5D or Nikon D200.
 

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Bro, have gone through your arsenal of lenses, the only one that is missing is the 28-300mm. If you need one, I am selling mine .........;p

This is the one lens that you will need for your vacation ......... look me up.;)
 

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Bring ya 18-70 and a 24-105. These 2 shld suffice.

I only had my 18-70 thru out for my last trip. No sweat, survived that. But my only problem was sniping babes. It was near impossible at 70mm so I have to use 18mm and move in close to target to blind shoot.

Quite tuff to get it on target since I'm still not used to my camera yet.
 

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Zenten said:
Bro, have gone through your arsenal of lenses, the only one that is missing is the 28-300mm. If you need one, I am selling mine .........;p

This is the one lens that you will need for your vacation ......... look me up.;)
Thanks, but actually looking at 100-300mm f/4.5-5.6 APO one :)

Your 28-300mm lens indeed can cover a big range.
 

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