How many leave the Big Dog (D700/D800) at home while traveling and take a smaller camera instead?

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Re: How many leave the Big Dog (D700/D800) at home while traveling?
In reply to ARB1, Mar 12, 2013

I do a lot of personal traveling. I found my personal answer to your question not in the gear but in the bag and strap.

If you have a very good bag, carrying the camera + other stuff won't be an issue at all.

If you have a good strap, with good weight distribution, you won't hesitate walking around for long with the camera and be able to even point and shoot as much as needed...

If you do not have both of these, take your phone or other P&S with you.

I have used the D800 with the heavy 24-70 on numerous trips using good bags and straps, always with small kids, and it never was a problem at all. The one thing that was really annoying was when I initially used a laptop that was too slow to process the D800 files. I just switched laptop

People will also warn you about visibility of the camera, thieves, etc... I am well insured and tend to not pay attention to that. If someone wants to steal something, just don't fight it and put yourself in danger. But make sure you have a frequent back-up of your pics, these are not insured and much more precious...

Have fun!

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