Do you use micro 4/3 for travel/hikes? What's your travel setup!

Started Jul 31, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Rick_Hunter Senior Member • Posts: 1,021
Do you use micro 4/3 for travel/hikes? What's your travel setup!

I am a nikon full frame dslr shooter (for work) but I can't stand the bulk of those things and the pro glass I own when I'm on vacation or hiking.

I have bought a OM-D and 3 prime lenses to create a travel-friendly setup that weighs little, but packs a punch in terms of IQ and flexibility.

So far, my travel setup is as follows:

  • F-Stop Shibata bag containing:

  • OM-D E-M5

  • Crumpler Singapore Sling strap (very comfy)

  • Spare Olympus battery

  • Spare SD card

  • OM-D clip on flash

  • M.Zuiko 12mm F/2.0 with its hood

  • Lumix 20mm F/1.7 with rubber hood

  • M.Zuiko 45mm F/1.8 with its hood

  • A Lenspen

  • Visible Dust Magic Clean cloth (great cloth)

  • 3 Cokin ND grads (rectangular)

  • Cokin filter holder

  • 46mm Heliopan slim polarizer

  • B+W 46mm ND 1000x

  • Cullmann 37mm ND 8

  • 37--> 46mm step-up ring

  • Wired remote release

  • 1 mt tripod (cullmann digipod long, a compromise between heigh/weight/size/stability)

  • Lastolite gray/white card for white balance

The bag with this stuff inside weighs just 2,3 kg and it's a kit that gives a lot of flexibility and IQ while keeping weight and bulk to a minimum.
Just for comparison: my D700 + 24-70 + its R-Strap would weigh 50 grams MORE...
Wanna talk about my D3S? Forget it....

Do you like m4/3 as much as me for a travel friendly setup?
Share your setup!

 Rick_Hunter's gear list:Rick_Hunter's gear list
Olympus OM-D E-M5 Nikon D600 Nikon D750 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED +11 more
Nikon D3S Nikon D700 Olympus OM-D E-M5
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