The World Camera!!!???

Started Jun 22, 2011 | Discussions thread
Shop cameras & lenses ▾
Veteran MemberPosts: 3,865Gear list
Re: The World Camera!!!???
In reply to PeterLeyssens, Jul 9, 2011

PeterLeyssens wrote:


I haven't travelled the world, but I have been out for 6 weeks. There's one important message that anybody experienced in long term travel will tell you. It would seem logical to assume you need to take more equipment, because you'll encounter more situations. But the opposite is true: if you travel longer and cover more distance, you need to take as little as possible . You won't like lugging a Nikon D3 + a bunch of zoom lenses around if you pack up and lift all your belongings every other day.

Very, very sound advice. I carried around my camera and equipment for just over six months straight. Everyday ...every day. More is definitely not better.

The same holds even for µ43 equipment. It may be tempting to take a 7-14, a few primes, then the 40-150 and the 70-300 for all those safaris, and then a converter for a few legacy lenses. Bad idea. I like it that you have decided to cut down to two lenses, but three could be a better idea.


  • a 9-18mm for cities and landscapes

  • a 20/f1.7 for a really small package that you can carry around when you're not in the photographer mode (i.e. going for a drink)

  • a 40-150. It's really light at 190gr and at least you'll have some reach in case you need it.

For my Japan trip of 6 weeks, I took a film camera (1 body) with a 28/f2.8, 50/f1.4 and a 90/f2. I did buy a 200/f4 during the trip, too, for some reach, but I hardly used it.

Enjoy the trip !


-- hide signature --

gallery at
NAP (Nearly a PAD (Photo a Day)) at

-- hide signature --

It's almost all opinion folks, gonna have to deal with it...

 happypoppeye's gear list:happypoppeye's gear list
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30 Canon PowerShot G9 X Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Panasonic Lumix G 14mm F2.5 ASPH +1 more
Reply   Reply with quote   Complain
Post (hide subjects)Posted by
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark post MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow