May 13, 2012
I have been debating on which lenses I should take on my upcoming vacation to Europe in Aug-Sep. I will be in Germany, with a trip to Venice, Paris, and hopefully a week or so in Ireland. I would like to travel as light as possible with my camera gear.
Originally I thought about taking three lenses and my E30 with a backup body (E510). I will definately take my 70-300mm for some longer / macro shots.
But my dilemma is between my 18-180mm and 14-54mmII. They are both fine lenses. Between these two lenses I am slightly leaning towards the 18-180mm as its simply a more versatile 'walk around' lens. But then I think of the slightly wider 14-54mmII and the f2.8....Then I think of the other and not having to change lenses so often...
I may still take all three lenses anyway....Advice?
I also picked of a Pedco ultra-pod mini tripod. Its a neat little unit that folds up and has a swiveling ballhead. Its very compact and will fit just about anywhere, even your pants pocket. It also has a nylon velcro strap which can be used to strap it to a railing or tree. I took a few test shots with it and it holds my 18-180mm and 14-54mmII sturdy enough for some landscape work.
thanks in advance,
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-Type O Negative