What constitutes a good urban kit?

Started Jan 13, 2013 | Discussions thread
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maljo@inreach.com Veteran Member • Posts: 7,389
What constitutes a good urban kit?

While I'm intrigued with some of the new mirrorless cameras (Fuji Ex1 or Olympus EM5) for light weight urban travel, I also realize that simply decreasing the number of lenses and bodies carried can save a lot of weight, too.

Urban photography to me is candid street photography and museums and famous monuments.

So for a visit to New York or Paris, how about:

Nikon D800

35 mm f1.4

70-200 f4 VRIII zoom

This is similar to having an Olympus OMD EM5 + 20 mm f1/4 + 45 mm f1.8.

The Nikon system is larger and a little heavier but still much less than the  three f2.8 zooms + macro + 35 f1.4 that I usually travel with.  And, I already have all the Nikon stuff.  The Oly system would cost about 2 kilo dollars.

Comments welcome,


Paris with a 24-700 zoom

 maljo@inreach.com's gear list:maljo@inreach.com's gear list
Canon EOS 5D Mark III Nikon AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED
Nikon D800 Olympus OM-D E-M5 Samsung TL500 (EX1)
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