Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
01-10-2012, 03:36 AM   #16
Veteran Member
RioRico's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Limbo, California
Posts: 11,264
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by wolfiegirl Quote
careful Rico... it sounds like you're ADDING lenses to the list now, not culling
Oh, those would replace some of the name brands. The Porst 55 instead of the Tomioka and Petri. The Porst 35 instead of the Isco. Maybe the Isco 105 instead of the SuperTak, and the Zuiko 135 instead of the SMC-M. The Accura 28 instead of the Kiron and SMC-M. I'll work on it.


Last edited by RioRico; 01-10-2012 at 03:42 AM.
01-10-2012, 03:37 AM   #17
Pentaxian
wolfiegirl's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Outside of Canberra, Australia
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 4,073
ok
01-10-2012, 03:43 AM   #18
Veteran Member
RioRico's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Limbo, California
Posts: 11,264
Original Poster
[/me awaits lynching for swapping-out Pentax glass]
01-10-2012, 04:31 AM   #19
Pentaxian
hoanpham's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Strand
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 1,366
QuoteOriginally posted by RioRico Quote
[/me awaits lynching for swapping-out Pentax glass]
Don't swap too many ;-) Stay safe. Smc has superb color rending, and some flare resistance too.

01-10-2012, 06:00 AM   #20
Veteran Member
Docrwm's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Somewhere in the Southern US
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 11,275
Not to change the subject, but I know you'll take an interesting assortment. The question that occurred to me while reading through your list was "How do you store all those lenses for transport?"
01-10-2012, 06:12 AM   #21
Pentaxian
hoanpham's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Strand
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 1,366
A Thinktank Glass taxi inside a roller suitcase, plus a small durable paper box to hold the K200/2.5 and M300/4, both with lens case. The K5, Ensinor24, FA50 and FA85 in backpack.
Don't know how RioRico can carry all his. We stay one place as a base, then flight to other locations and back.
01-10-2012, 06:16 AM   #22
Veteran Member




Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Hong Kong
Posts: 327
may i ask what is a 'non camera lens' ?

sorry if it is a stupid question hehe
01-10-2012, 06:40 AM   #23
Pentaxian
hoanpham's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Strand
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 1,366
QuoteOriginally posted by chickenandavocado Quote
may i ask what is a 'non camera lens' ?
Lenses that normal are not for use with a camera - like projector lenses, enlarger lenses, xray machine lenses, telescopes, bi/monoculars. in another word, whatever glass that can be mounted (or handhold) infront of a body by any mean.

I am not there yet, but soon, and still hope to avoid this kind of LBA.

01-10-2012, 06:55 AM   #24
Site Supporter
GeneV's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Albuquerque NM
Photos: Albums
Posts: 9,775
QuoteOriginally posted by wolfiegirl Quote
oh i feel for you rico! it has been kindly "suggested" to me that I only bring 3 lenses for my 2 camera bodies on my 3 week trip to Europe in March. I am falling asleep each night trying to justify what lenses to take.

I can't imagine the nightmares you have each night trying to choose!

I got nothing for you either, but it looks like you're starting to narrow it down already?
It can be fun to do what Rio does (I never had his kit, but I remember the bag I could use as a spare bed), but traveling light has its pleasures. My last trip to Europe was on a Kx/K100d (both use AA batts) DA 15/21/40/70 and DA18-55/50-200. One body and lenses fit nicely into a little CameraSafe 100. The photos were every bit as good. The next time I travel light, I might replace the 18-55/50-200 with an 18-135 but I'm pretty happy.
01-10-2012, 09:30 AM   #25
Veteran Member
RioRico's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Limbo, California
Posts: 11,264
Original Poster
How to transport: My daily carry-kit goes into my sling Ameribag. Most lenses sit in baggies inside a Domke F-2 bag. Small accessories (filters, chargers, adapters, etc) go in a Tamrac Expedition 3 pack. Overflow... well, I have another couple bags, but not for this excursion.

How little to transport: Yes, traveling light is good when schlepping stuff. I *could* pare down to my Mandatory Zooms (minus the bulky Betavaron) and the Minikit, plus selected fast light primes: Kiron 24/4, FA50/1.4, Nikkor 85/2. These and tubes and flash fit in my Ameribag.

Were I circling the globe on transit systems, I'd carry much less: m4/3 maybe. But I'm doing the driving, so I get to carry more. And since I have a pile of interesting gear, I may as well take some. Other trips, other challenges: Cross-country with only a Vivitar Series 1 70-210/3.5!

Non-camera lenses: As hoanpham said, any optical materials that can be stuck in front of a camera. The two major types, despite labeling, are enlarger lenses (ELs, with apertures) and everything else (no aperture). Some of the "everything else" have rather strange optics.

Gotta go now, but I'll be back later with an updated list.

Last edited by RioRico; 01-10-2012 at 09:45 AM.
01-10-2012, 01:23 PM   #26
Pentaxian
Bob from Aus's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Australia
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,085
Mmmm. I understand your problem. Just because I understand the problem (from experience) does not mean I have a solution for you, I have enough problems with myself. Best of luck.
01-10-2012, 03:08 PM   #27
Veteran Member
riff's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2011
Photos: Albums
Posts: 1,408
QuoteOriginally posted by RioRico Quote
Like SURVIVOR but without the cleavage.


Need Tamron 10-24, DA18-250, Lil'Bigma 170-500, K50 1.2

The rest are... need to come to my house
01-10-2012, 04:15 PM   #28
Pentaxian
wolfiegirl's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Outside of Canberra, Australia
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 4,073
QuoteOriginally posted by GeneV Quote
It can be fun to do what Rio does (I never had his kit, but I remember the bag I could use as a spare bed), but traveling light has its pleasures. My last trip to Europe was on a Kx/K100d (both use AA batts) DA 15/21/40/70 and DA18-55/50-200. One body and lenses fit nicely into a little CameraSafe 100. The photos were every bit as good. The next time I travel light, I might replace the 18-55/50-200 with an 18-135 but I'm pretty happy.
in the past all i had was the 18-50 and 50-200. this was before i succumbed to LBA. they did me well but i hated swapping over when i got to 50 just for a little more length. i have tons of time to ponder on the issue though, so if i really do get stuck i'll ask the forum for assistance. the bonus (i guess) this time around is that i'll have 2 cameras, so theoretically i won't be swapping. but it does mean if hubby has one camera i need to wrestle it off him in time to still get the shot.

i can just see it now...

"just give me the camera dammit. i need to shoot this NOW!"
"but why??" as he smiles maddingly.

QuoteOriginally posted by riff Quote
Need Tamron 10-24, DA18-250, Lil'Bigma 170-500, K50 1.2 The rest are... need to come to my house


nah nah nah riff. he should come by MY place FIRST. THEN to you. *nods*
01-10-2012, 04:17 PM   #29
Pentaxian
Lowell Goudge's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Toronto
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 15,400
If it were me, I would take most of my kit (although I only have 45 lenses). Basically I would have my k mount primes (8mm-300mm) but I would leave my 400/5.6 home in favor of my 200-500/5.6 which is better and has more reach. I would take my complete m42 kit (16-200mm) and the I would take 4 AF zooms. 10-20, 28-75/2.8 70-200/2.8 and eithe the FA-J 18-35 or DA 18-55.

This plus my digital bodies, 1 film body just in case plus a couple of flashes.

Day trips would pare this down quite a bit but I can see me using most of it in complementary terms with different lenses (focal lengths) mounted on different bodies.
01-10-2012, 07:01 PM   #30
Veteran Member
RioRico's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Limbo, California
Posts: 11,264
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by riff Quote
Need Tamron 10-24, DA18-250, Lil'Bigma 170-500, K50 1.2
The rest are... need to come to my house
Whatever you're smoking, you need to share it with us.

QuoteOriginally posted by wolfiegirl Quote
in the past all i had was the 18-50 and 50-200. this was before i succumbed to LBA. they did me well but i hated swapping over when i got to 50 just for a little more length.
And that's why the DA18-250 is great. No missing shots whilst swapping lenses. The IQ of a missed shot is zero, near as I can tell.

My travel strategy: Use the 18-250. Arrive somewhere. Use the 18-250. Recce the terrain, taking mental notes. Walk the terrain later with selected primes. Then walk it again with just one prime (and backups in the bag). Repeat until it's time to go. Depending on spaciousness and prudence, substitute the 10-24 or 170-500 for the 18-250. Run when necessary.

QuoteOriginally posted by Lowell Goudge Quote
If it were me, I would take most of my kit (although I only have 45 lenses).
I got away with that a few years ago. No more. I could still do it if I had a Bob.Harris-type battleship motorhome. Or a cargo droid.
Reply

Bookmarks
  • 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!
a-type, faves, favorites, k-mount, komine, lenses, meyer, misc, pentax lens, ricoh, slr lens, tamron
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Neutrinos measured traveling faster than light boriscleto General Talk 73 03-30-2012 08:40 AM
Best lens combination for traveling with K-7 ardentartichoke Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 16 04-01-2011 07:38 PM
Traveling and Finally Joined wizardsnoop Welcomes and Introductions 3 01-20-2011 02:11 PM
Travel Traveling with my Sigma 10-20mm sealonsf Post Your Photos! 5 10-06-2010 02:39 PM
Traveling with the K-x and DA Ltd. GeneV Pentax DSLR Discussion 56 08-27-2010 09:00 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:03 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com 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?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top