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06-02-2016, 01:38 PM   #1
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What would you take?

Going on vacation next week. Going to be headed to Boston, NYC, and Cape Cod. Just for giggles...out of my lenses (found in signature)...which would you bring? Would prefer not taking too much equipment.

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wow - your kit list looks similar to mine.....


just me, but I'd pack the DA21, DA40 and the Tamron 28-75 as my walk-around..... with an option on the DA10-17 and the Tamron 90mm.....
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take your long zoom and go on a whale watch trip on the cape
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Is any of that glass considered weather resistant or better?

I'm going to NYC in July. I seem to have finally snagged a 15mm Ltd (was considering this, a Samyang 14 f2.8, or a Samyang 16 f2 and the AF and size won out) and will combine that with my 18-135 as a two lens kit. Only other lens I might add would be a 24 or 28mm f1.8 Sigma for low light work. So, uh, none of your lenses work for me? (trying to be helpful but not sure if it's working)

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I would take the 10-17, 31 and the two Tammy's
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How important is having autofocus to you? How comfortable are you with the fisheye?

My first thought was K30 and 10-17, 40, 70-210.

If you don't feel fishy, replace the 10-17 with the 21 Limited.

If you think you need speed at the long end and don't mind MF and stop-down/AV metering, leave the 70-210 at home and take the 200mm Takumar.

For an old-school holiday, 28/55/135 Takumar.

Have you been there before, and would anything you've seen (or would want to see again) argue against any of this?

Would you consider taking both bodies? If so, either the 21 or the 40 should live permanently on the K-01. Put it on a cross-shoulder strap that screws into the tripod mount and leave it hanging by your side, unobtrusive and out of the way until you need it for a quick street shot. The K-30 can handle the bigger, more specialised lenses.

Where will you be staying, and what implications does this have for leaving unneeded equipment at "home base"? Is this the factor driving not taking too much, or is the issue as much travelling, e.g. by air, with a whole heap of gear?
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QuoteOriginally posted by jwc77 Quote
Going on vacation next week. Going to be headed to Boston, NYC, and Cape Cod. Just for giggles...out of my lenses (found in signature)...which would you bring? Would prefer not taking too much equipment. K-30 | K-01 DA 10-17 | DA 21 Limited | DA 40 Limited | DA *55 | Tamron 90-2.8 Macro S-M-C Takumar | 28-3.5 | 50-1.4 | 55-1.8 | 135-2.5 | 200-4 M 50-4 Macro | M 100-2.8 | M 135-3.5 | Vivitar 55-2.8 Macro | Helios 58-2 Tamron 28-75 2.8 | F 70-210 4-5.6
I'd bring the 28-75 for general walkaround and the 10-17 for wide angle. NYC and Boston have tall buildings on both sides of the street, so wide angle would be important to me.
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Of course not knowing specifics and things that you may really want to shoot, it's a little difficult, even when you know it could be, but these threads are always fun, just like the ones where we spend each others' money.

In order, I would only take AF for travel as travel is usually fast paced
DA* 55 It could rain, and it is your fastest lens.
Tamron 28-75, covers a lot of ground at 2.8, fast and flexible
DA21, Everybody says it is a great street lens
Not a lens but a travel tripod is essential
Then it gets harder.

Others maybe?
DA10-17 Fisheye, wide and fun
Tamron 90 Macro, fast
F70-210 Your longest lens

My reasoning is from my own travels. Why a sealed lens? While in Washington DC last summer I did get caught in a torrential downpour. I had been in a museum where I had been using a wider lens, but changed to the DA18-135WR before leaving because it looked like it could rain. You don't get a lot of time to wait out the weather. Fast lenses have you ready for more situations, even indoors, and as the daylight fades get you a few more shots, and then the tripod really comes in play. I was on two trips last year that I truly suffered for a tripod that I did not have.

Whatever you take, have fun!

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10-17 for those times when you really need to get everything in, and for fun
21 would be the lens on the camera for immediate use. The angle of view is just so intuitive - similar to the iPhone
55 for low light, portraits, subject isolation and foul weather
90 for macros and telephoto compression

And although I really like the K-01 as a travel camera because it slips in and out of a camera bag so easily, I'd probably take the K-30 for the weather sealing with the 55.
If you decided on the K-01, I would consider the 40 instead of the 55.
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I would take the 21 or 28mm. And also a 50-55 mm macro for days I go to museums.
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I love the 10-17...one of my favorites. And it is pretty versatile in tight areas so I think it is in. I also think the *55 is in to pair with the K30 for a weather proof pairing. Then I can't decide. I love the 21 limited...probably my most used lens in such a compact package.

I'm not sure wether to go with the tamron 28-75 for convenience sake or the tamron 90 macro for a little more reach and macro if I want.

Decisions...decisions. I like hearing everyone's opinions...would love to hear more.
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