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11-08-2012, 09:01 AM   #1
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Lens selection for a weekend getaway (Batam)

Hi guys,

Figured this might be the best place to ask, basically I'm going on a weekend getaway with my girlfriend and friends to Batam and it's going to be a guided tour at least for the first day, so I'm thinking of capturing some memories to bring back, problem is I have quite a few lens and I would like to narrow them down so as to reduce any baggage and hopefully any potential robbers. I'm quite a careful person in nature, but who knows?

These are my current lens;
DA 18-135
DA 40 XS
DA 15 Limited
FA 77 Limited
DFA 100 WR Macro
M 50 1.7
and maybe a fisheye lens if I can borrow from my friend.

So which are the 3 I should bring? I figured the 18-135 would suffice for most but if I'm limiting them to just primes? Not going to bring a tripod since I think most of the shooting time will be in the day and I do not wish to have extra baggage.


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The 18-135 should serve you best,
if there's too little time or too much humidity to change lenses.

Then the M 50/1.7 for low light,
and the D FA 100 for macro,
or better quality tele than the zoom will give.
11-08-2012, 09:52 AM   #3
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I'd bring the 18-135, 15 & 77. The 15 gets you a better option for landscapes than the 18-135, the 77 does the same for portraits, and the 18-135 can do most of the rest.

Also the 40 XS is so tiny I'll bet you can manage to bring it too.
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Thanks for the suggestions so far!

Yes I'm thinking of bringing the DA 40 XS since it's so light but don't think it will constitute to any weight or baggage, I mean if worse comes to worst I will just put it in my pockets or something.

11-08-2012, 10:03 AM   #5
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Looks like the 18-135 is the consensus for an easy to manage kit for a weekend. Just my .
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15, 40, 77, or... 15/18-135.
11-08-2012, 10:47 AM   #7
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I would take the 15, 40, and 100
11-08-2012, 11:13 AM   #8
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15 and 40 for me - keep moving around composing and burn up some calories at the same time!

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Also get a slashproof sling like a Pacsafe. If you do, Remember to only wear it on your shoulder.
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Take one lens only. You should enjoy the weekend as well.
If you are ok with AF and zoom, take 18-135.

If i am going, i take one of the primes, m50/1.7
Have a nice trip
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QuoteOriginally posted by Franky2step Quote
I would take the 15, 40, and 100
I'll second that.

For me, a tele-macro prime is my most used lens ever (in my case, the Tamron 90 2.8) get a good focal length, aperture, and the ability to get great macros and portraits in one lens.

The 15 is the wide prime to use in landscape, environmental portraits, and urban gets a lot of stuff in focus easily, so you can crop for composition later.

The 40 is a good standard focal length, to get indoors portraits (at a table distance) and candids. Since you're with your girlfriend, you'll use this one a lot (remember to turn off the beep on your DSLR for better candids).
11-09-2012, 10:03 AM   #12
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Mighty thanks for the advices so far! Think this will be my final setup;

DA40 XS in my pockets.

May I know how do I turn off the beep in my K30?


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