Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home

Show Printable Version Search this Thread
06-03-2011, 05:52 PM   #1
Forum Member

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: NYC
Posts: 62
Punta Cana - What should I bring

I'm headed off to Punta Cana for a week with the family (2 2 1/2 year olds), so we'll probably stay at the resorts most of the time. I figure I may have some morning and evenings to myself, where I can stroll around a little and take pictures.

I'm looking for suggestions on what I should bring. I have:

D7000 with 24-120 f4, 180 2.8 w/ 1.4x TC

K5 with 15, 21, 40,70, 77 ltds and 55 1.4

My initial thoughts was to bring the K5 with the DA Ltds. I have 2 concerns first, I may miss the telephoto lens as I can get 270 4.0 with the TC on the D7000. Second, if we are on the beach, I'm afraid the frequent lens change will get sand in the K5.


06-03-2011, 06:05 PM   #2
Community Manager
Ash's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Toowoomba, Queensland
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 23,623
Sand is a concern, but if you're careful and not changing lenses in windy conditions then you should be fine with the K-5. But it does sound like you'll be spending some time changing lenses on what is supposed to be a holiday.

Stick with the zooms I'd say.
Most importantly, enjoy the holiday with the family.
06-03-2011, 07:40 PM   #3
Veteran Member

Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Buffalo/Rochester, NY
Photos: Albums
Posts: 1,133
Agree on the zooms. If you don't have any walk-about zooms for the K5, I'd suggest either grabbing one or taking the D7000.

Then again - you're going to the D.R. so you will also have to contend with humidity, possible rain, salt water spray, and the slight chance of seagull/pelican rains. I'd say lens WR is also something to consider.

And if you really want to catch some great photos, you might want to check out the real D.R. and not just the sanitized resort version :-)
06-03-2011, 10:24 PM   #4
Veteran Member

Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Perth
Photos: Albums
Posts: 371
I think the D7000 and the zoom then the k5 with 15, 55 and maybe the 70 or 77 would cover about everything. Inside the 55 and outside the15.

06-03-2011, 10:47 PM   #5
Veteran Member

Join Date: Feb 2010
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 971
I would just pair a K5 + 21mm and have the 55mm or 70mm in your bag. it's never good to bring too many gears on a vacation, you'll hardly use all of them.

2 or 3 lens is plenty. =]
06-04-2011, 10:30 AM   #6
Forum Member

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: NYC
Posts: 62
Original Poster
Thanks for all the advice. It seems the D7000 with the zooms is the way to go. I have to find a wide angle lens now.

  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
cana, d7000, k-mount, k5, lens, ltds, pentax lens, punta, punta cana, slr lens, tc
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What to bring to the hospital? Deiberson Photographic Technique 33 04-11-2011 10:27 AM
Not Work-Safe PUNTA CANA -- Here we go :)....again. D4rknezz Post Your Photos! 11 12-07-2010 10:08 PM
Travel Punta Cana Rory Post Your Photos! 5 08-16-2010 04:41 AM
Freedom-Bring it On! benjikan General Talk 12 06-25-2009 06:50 PM
Going camping. Should I bring my AF-360fgz? Macro lens? What should I bring? igowerf Photographic Technique 11 08-17-2007 07:48 AM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:49 PM. | See also:, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]