Travel Lens Kit Philosophy

Started Sep 9, 2013 | Discussions thread
antoineb Veteran Member • Posts: 6,627
I like to travel LIGHT

Jeff Klofft wrote:

Whenever I travel with my camera and want to take a smaller DSLR kit, I seem to always face the dilemma: do I take something simple like a superzoom (and maybe a small wide lens or wide-zoom) or something like a wide-zoom paired with a tele-zoom (and maybe a small 50). With the former I give up some quality for convenience and few lens changes but at the cost of image quality. With the other set, it’s just the opposite.

Now I know that sometimes the destination makes this choice obvious, but all things being equal, I’d be curious to know what everyone else does. Thanks.

hey Jeff -

not being a professional I favour travelling light above everything else.  This means not just light and small camera+lens but also the least other things such as bags, chargers, you name it.

Oh, and I also prefer to be inconspicuous and not have to worry about the value of my photographic equipment because these things can get stolen.

Doe to this, when I travel I tend to leave my DSLR at home, and I also certainly leave home my best lenses such as a great 85mm f1.4.

So yes, most of my travel shots come from my iPhone or at most, a pocketable superzoom.  Sure, the IQ will generally be lower - but on the other hand I WILL get the shots which my DSLR would not have gotten.

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