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01-07-2014, 08:52 AM   #31

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It looks like a fun trip and you got some great shots.

01-08-2014, 02:48 PM   #32
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As others have said, it's a lot of weight, but it's your back.

I took a P67 canoeing. It was fun but I don't know if I'd do it again. Last time I flew I took an Olympus XA (35mm wide angle) and my Fuji GS645 folder. It was super easy to manage, I had redundancy between meters and cameras (different films, etc), and a decent variety of lenses for no weight at all.

In the abstract a GSW690 and a GS645 should put you somewhere under 2kg, plus you'll have huge weight savings in things like your tripod. But it's really up to you, take what you want to work with! Your back will get over it, right?

e: That's a cool shot with the stars!
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I think the important thing is to get the amount of gear you're carrying right. Carrying too much can be too tiring (even if it isn't painful) to allow enough concentration for shooting. I bought my P67 gear for travel (haven't really had the opportunity yet), but envisage taking just the body, meter prism and one (75/4.5) or two lenses (75/4.5 & 45/4).
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QuoteOriginally posted by jwatts Quote
I hike with my P 6x7, 45 and 105 all the time.

I'd also suggest ditching the handle, as well as the strap for it. I tend to keep it in a small pack for day trips away from the car. Pull it out take an image and place it back in my pack. It gets annoying hanging around your neck hiking hiking around and in the desert that fine dust is going to be blowing everywhere.

Also you could cut out some weight by picking up a WLF for it. Personally I prefer shooting landscape with it, it will save you another lb or 2.

is that 45 an acp / hollow points?????

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QuoteOriginally posted by bull drinkwater Quote
is that 45 an acp / hollow points?????
HAHA ! "45mm f/4"

Actually took it on a 14mi day hike up to 11k feet a few Saturdays ago. Mile 12 is started to bother but the pack I'm using for it is more to blame than the weight of my rig. Also my tripod legs are rather heavy/bulky.
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What "cheesy photos" are you referring too?

I really enjoyed scrolling through your trip, i had a good laugh

btw, suggestion...take those images and toss them into a book over at My Publisher, i think they have a special on right now...go for the flat pages.
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I envy you the equipment, but in a way even more the flair for organization!

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