Travel Set-Up - A7R III + what lenses

Started Apr 30, 2018 | Discussions thread
Yarik85 Forum Member • Posts: 55
Re: Travel Set-Up - What I decided

sullivanrp wrote:

In case anyone was wondering what I ended up doing:

  • I rented an X100 to try out. Enjoyed it, a lot. Decided it wasn't worth the $ given its size and IQ next to an A7R III + 35 or 28mm. I like full frame. The sony isn't too large to begin with. If I still had an slr with bigger lenses, I probably would have grabbed the Fuji, though.
  • Bought a Sony 28mm F2
    (recently replaced my 35 2.8 with a 1.4 so looked to minimize redundancy in my kit)
  • Will be taking just the 28mm with me on this trip.
  • Looked for a sling-style bag that could carry just this set-up plus a few other small items. Ruled out Peak Design sling, too large. Ideally wanted a 2-4L capacity to fit this. I bought a North Face Kanga hip pack, and I think it will wear cross-body well after some initial testing. I have two short weekend trips coming up where I'll test the full set-up and see if I need to grab a different bag due to weight distribution/comfort. Trying to avoiding carrying a backpack/larger bag around and leaving all the extra nonsense at the airbnbs.

As always, YMMV. Happy to answer any specific questions regarding 28mm vs 35mm on the Sony, the other bags I looked into, and anything else. After the trip I'll follow up with a few photos I'm sure.

Would love to hear about how it went. I'm about 6 months to a year from any trips, and have just completed my switch over from Canon to Sony. So far I've picked up the 55mm 1.8 and the Batis 135mm. Have been considering the 28mm 2.0, then the Tamron got announced, so have been considering that instead. Now not even sure. One of the two above, or perhaps the batis 25mm, or a Sony 16-35mm, be it the 4.0 or the 2.8GM (although the GM is way too expensive)... Maybe Tamron or Sigma will happen to come out with a small range uwa zoom that is light with high IQ. Something like an 18-28mm or something.

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Sony a7R III Sony FE 55mm F1.8 Zeiss Batis 135mm F2.8 +3 more
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