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07-27-2008, 10:31 AM   #1
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make a travel kit

Hello people I would like to pose a challenge. I am going on a trip to disney world in a few months and I was wondering from the list in the signature what would you take?
Conditions - looking to travel light , dim interior shots, hazy sun shots at the parks, don't mind changing lenses, shots of buildings, shots of plants and some people.
Also would anyone recommend filters knowing the conditions (possible bright sun, possible hazy sun).
looking forward to any and all reccomendations

07-27-2008, 10:36 AM   #2
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The 10-17, 24-135 and 70-300.

Bright sun does not require a filter. Shooting into haze is not recommended.
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Pentax 16-50* /2.8 + Pentax 50-135* /2.8
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you can't leave that FA 50 1.4 at home either !!

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QuoteOriginally posted by suro Quote
Pentax 16-50* /2.8 + Pentax 50-135* /2.8
the kit would be from the list I dont intend to by the DA* 's at this time
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Most of my lenses already have uv filters on them. Given the bright sun, I would also take a polarizing filter for at lest one lens. It can make a huge difference with glare, especially if you are near reflective things like water.
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28-75 and 75-300.
28-75 has an awesome reputation for quality so that would be a must and if you need to go longer then you have the 75-300.
My betting is the 28-75 will spend most of the time on the camera.
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I would take the FA 20, the tamron 28-75, FA 50/1.4, and if you have room something longer for people shots, like you k135 or your takumar 105.
I would also take a 67mm polarizer which would fit both the FA 20 and the tamron.

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try LLL

You can always try LLL

I just have to mention this since someone honored my by naming my kit this.

(Lowell's Lens List)

Sigma 10-20, Pentax FAJ 18-35, Tamron 28-75 F2.8, Sigma 70-200 F2.8

obviously you can do what ever you want to get 10-200mm or there abouts.

If you don't need length, take the 70-200 oput and cut weight and volume in half.

indoors and for many shots an ultra wide is a good Idea, and I don't think 16mm is wide enough. that is 24mm in theold days of film, and I always found it somewhat limiting.
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Primes--
FA20/2.8: lightweight and pretty fast
FA50/1.4: lightweight and even faster

Zooms:
28-75/2.8: fast and good focal range
75-300: this one would come in handy if you're planning on hitting up Animal Kingdom

Filters:
Most definitely a polarizer
Possibly a ND--both it and the polarizer will help when the sun is shining extra bright

On the subject of filters, what you might consider is getting the Cokin (or one of it's clones) system, so you don't have to haul around a bunch of filters. You would just need to get the filters, filter holder, and adapter rings for each size filter you have (in your case, 49, 62, and 67mm). If you're interested in going this route, check out the following thread for some less expensive ways to go about this:
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-camera-accessories/33071-cokin-fil...-question.html

To the folks who are recommending that the OP go out and buy yet more lenses, you have to consider that a Disney vacation is a rather expensive undertaking, so even if he wanted more lenses, he probably can't afford any.

HTH,
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My own travel kit -
FA 20-35mm f4 (Landscape / City)
FA 50mm f1.4 (Night / Portraiture)
FA Limited 77mm (Portraiture / Landscape)

These are accompanied by the K20D without Battery Grip. When stored in a Billingham Hadley, the weight's, on the shoulder, just nice and light!!!
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QuoteOriginally posted by gokenin Quote
Hello people I would like to pose a challenge. I am going on a trip to Disney world in a few months
I asked another poster on another forum and never got a reply, so I'll ask here in the hope of getting an answer. Assuming you are traveling in even numbers of people (no one sitting out on a ride), what do you do with the camera when you get on a ride?

Thank you
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QuoteOriginally posted by Russell-Evans Quote
I asked another poster on another forum and never got a reply, so I'll ask here in the hope of getting an answer. Assuming you are traveling in even numbers of people (no one sitting out on a ride), what do you do with the camera when you get on a ride?

Thank you
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I carried mine with me, along with the camera bag. Not much option. If they say no bags you sit.
07-28-2008, 05:28 AM   #14
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rides

Thats an easy one for me I dont do the rides for me its more of a relaxing vacation and one that I like to walk around and shot the scenery and people was never a big ride fan have done them on past trips. The reason for the question if anyone was curious is that I am torn between an all prime kit and a mixed kit cant make up my mind
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Your travel kit doesn't have to be all one or the other. Just pick the best lenses for your situation, whether they be prime or zoom and go with it.

For anybody who's looking for a good, inexpensive travel hip bag, check this out:
DQW68B Domke Toad 20, Contoured Waist/ Hip Pack for SLR Cameras & Accessories, Black.

After my last trip, I decided that I'd rather have the weight of my camera bag on my hips than my shoulder, as I've been blessed (?) with rather ample hips, which can handle the weight better than my shoulders can. For $29.99 shipped, you can't beat it with a stick.

Heather
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