Advise on Europe trip. Am I paranoid?

Started Jan 11, 2012 | Discussions thread
bikinchris Forum Pro • Posts: 21,362
Re: Advise on Europe trip. Am I paranoid?

M Lammerse wrote:

Privately, I never take any backup lens or camera with me, for work I always do.

There is a lot of what we call 'small' crimes (especially in my country Netherlands) that means stealing/theft/pickpocketing) if you will become a tourist victim to it is a small chance in relation to your camera gear. Wallet (money) phone, other more easier to sell things are much more popular to take from you.

Keep your common sense awake, especially in public transport and all will be fine.


Agreed. In the netherlands, I would only really be worried at the train stations.

skxogus wrote:

I have finally bit the bullet the purchased a used d700 with a 24-70/2.8. I absolutely love the quality of both. My question is, do you guys take a backup lens in the case of a worst case scenario? I've been reading of all the pick pockets and camera failures that always happens on trips and was wondering if I should just grab a 50/1.8g as a cheap but excellent backup lens.

Am I just being paranoid and not "believing" in nikons 24-70? Thanks

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