What to bring on a photo walk?


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ryuworks

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Hi guys, am going to Japan soon for a 20-day travel and just to take pictures of the scenary. This might seemed like a stupid question, but what should I be carrying (backpack, pouch), if I want both ease of using the D40 and two lenses interchangeably as well as carry enough essentials and not look out of place in urban tokyo?
 

ryuworks

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LOL. Thanks~ It is a budget trip as I have a friend staying there. So will be bunking over most of the days.

Will it be weird and uncomfortable to carry a sling bag and a camera bag together? Will a backpack be betteR?
 

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Photographic wise :

Your camera
Lenses
Spare batteries
Lens cleaning stuffs

Filters if you are plannin to use any

Tripod is good

Lots of memory cards / on the go storage
A small notebook with Lan cable is nice. Many of their hotels are equipped with
internet ( wired / wireless )

The bag depends on how u wanna carry ur items. I have an off trail waist pouch and a slingshot.

Ryan
 

ryuworks

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Yeah... thought of getting a small and light tripod for the very few night shots which I will be taking...

It's not possible to buy camera stuff in japan now due to the high yen.

Any idea where I can get a relatively inexpensive small light tripod here in sg?
 

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Yeah... thought of getting a small and light tripod for the very few night shots which I will be taking...

It's not possible to buy camera stuff in japan now due to the high yen.

Any idea where I can get a relatively inexpensive small light tripod here in sg?
Benrod tripod?
 

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Yeah... thought of getting a small and light tripod for the very few night shots which I will be taking...

It's not possible to buy camera stuff in japan now due to the high yen.

Any idea where I can get a relatively inexpensive small light tripod here in sg?
Photography equipment here in SG are also not any cheaper too.
 

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Spare no expenses for tripod, since u are able to afford a 20 day trip to japan, spending abit more on a tripod wont hurt u much. ;)
 

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Hi guys, am going to Japan soon for a 20-day travel and just to take pictures of the scenary. This might seemed like a stupid question, but what should I be carrying (backpack, pouch), if I want both ease of using the D40 and two lenses interchangeably as well as carry enough essentials and not look out of place in urban tokyo?
a shoulder bag is better..

tokyo is not a problem , idon't think crime is such an issue there, but i have not read up on it.

you definitely want more storage for such a long trip.
 

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I just came back from NZ south Island for 2 weeks with my school kids,
i brought all my lenses in my back pack. Never regret.
and i brought my laptop with me too, so every night i got the photos of the day sorted out.
as soon as i came back, i have all my photos ready for viewing and share.
all the best to you!
 

xiutian

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Use the backpack for the flight over to Japan. Once in Japan, leave the backpack in your friend's house and go out shooting with pouch or shoulder bag.
 

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Hi guys, am going to Japan soon for a 20-day travel and just to take pictures of the scenary. This might seemed like a stupid question, but what should I be carrying (backpack, pouch), if I want both ease of using the D40 and two lenses interchangeably as well as carry enough essentials and not look out of place in urban tokyo?
I would bring a Multi-lense there, like some 18-200m lens. To save space/weight, that way you've got wide-angle and telezoom at the same time. Though the F range would most probably be terrible. Couple that with spare batteries, lens hood. Done and good to go, of course don't forget the charger.

Cleaning kit would be a bonus too though.

Cowz.
 

ryuworks

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Wow!! Thanks for all of the suggestions!!

*cries*

I think i'm going broke. Don't have most of the lenses you guys are talking about... *sweats*

This time round I going on a super budget trip... Estimated expenses... 2k only.
 

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