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View Poll Results: What would you take to Disneyland?
David & Goliath 725.93%
The Three Stooges 829.63%
The Three Musketeers 725.93%
Other 518.52%
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02-10-2010, 09:46 AM   #1
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Shooting the Mouse (Disneyland)

About to head off this week for a family trip with an 9 & 4 year old to Disneyland and trying to keep gear to a minimum.

Looking at something along the lines of the K20D, one of the following lens combos, and my Canon G9 (for short video clips):

"David & Goliath"
- DA 21mm
- DA* 50-135mm

"The Three Stooges"
- DA 21mm
- FA 50mm F1.4 (nights)
- DA 55-300mm

"The Three Musketeers"
- DA 21mm
- DA 40mm
- DA 70mm

Disneyland is a photo op, no doubt, but I'm also there to have fun with the kids and not necessarily to carry mountains of gear.

Any thoughts?

02-10-2010, 09:55 AM   #2
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If you are there to have fun, then just take the G9.
It would be a very much capable camera and more of your shots would be of the family anyway.
The G9 would be better at taking snapshots.
02-10-2010, 11:37 AM   #3
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I'd say the three stooges is your best bet, although I'd prefer the three musketeers.

From my experience in travelling, switching primes can be quite a hassle if you don't have a proper setup and if you're travelling with someone who is not as interested in photos as you are.

I recently solved that problem with a "lens pouch" waist pack bag but still... if it's run and gun type shooting, can't go wrong with the three stooges!
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Well, given your title, "Shooting the Mouse" I would say a 12 gauge.

That said, if walking around an amusement park I'd want to carry as little as possible. Whatever your short list was that included the 50-135 would be my choice, with a pocketable wide angle lens. Maybe have a monopod or some other support device handy for the fireworks.



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I'd go david & goliath. The 50-135 will give you weather sealing if you're nailed with bad weather and it's got an ideal range. The 21mm doesn't take much room and would make a good wider choice when the need arises.
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I voted for other & would bring:


- DA 21mm
- FA 50mm F1.4 (nights)
- DA* 50-135mm
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I would take David and goliath. I took a 28-200mm lens and stayed at 28mm most of the time.
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something like a 17-10 would be perfect. One lens no kit to worry about

you have enough other things starting with "K" to look after

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I agree the 17-70 is a great choice I used it the most at Disney World but from what you have I would do with the DA Ltds from your choices. I would take the 21,50,70 myself if I went prime only. I still want to do that at WDW but for me it would be 21,43,77 just cant bring myself to limit myself to a prime only however shooting day
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Since your trying to capture a Mouse I recommend that you use Trap Focus
Sorry I had to.
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QuoteOriginally posted by little laker Quote
Since your trying to capture a Mouse I recommend that you use Trap Focus
Sorry I had to.
Nice!
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QuoteOriginally posted by legacyb4 Quote
About to head off this week for a family trip with an 9 & 4 year old to Disneyland and trying to keep gear to a minimum.

Looking at something along the lines of the K20D, one of the following lens combos, and my Canon G9 (for short video clips):

...

Disneyland is a photo op, no doubt, but I'm also there to have fun with the kids and not necessarily to carry mountains of gear.

Any thoughts?
With a 9 and 4 year old and not wanting to carry gear - I second the vote for just the G9. You are going to wind up carrying the 4 year old.....
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Having been 3 times with the Grandson at ages 4...6...8, I can verify that your gear will weigh over 200 lbs. by the end of the day. If it's crowded it will get bumped and beaten by the crowds. The photo ops are there but 90% of then will be covered by the focal length of the G9. Have fun with your children
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