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04-20-2011, 09:58 AM   #16
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When I go on vacation, my prime objective is photography. So, I take everything I have.
Luckily, my collection is not at all exuberant.

04-20-2011, 10:03 AM   #17
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QuoteOriginally posted by Bart Quote
When I go on vacation, my prime objective is photography. So, I take everything I have.
Luckily, my collection is not at all exuberant.
I tend to choose a bag and stuff it. If i don't think i'll use a lens much and it fits, it comes along. I often bring a second smaller bag for day trips.
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Right.
I take my Off Trail and a Photo Trekker AW. Everything I have fits in these two.
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I'd go with the 18-50mm the 15mm and the 77mm... I reckon that'll cover what you need...

I'm assuming you don't actually want to buy the 18-250mm after shelling out for a big US-trip, as it wasn't on your original list and you made no mention of wishing to purchase new gear... I agree, Save your money for 30oz steaks, baseball caps, duty-free spirits and have a brilliant time!

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I'll add that along with the 3 lenses I listed I'd add a flash, charger and power adaptor for those dangerous american plug sockets :-)
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Maybe, just maybe, we missed asking one important question here.

What does the OP want to photograph.

If he is not into getting some of the Vegas sights, which may really require a 10mm, then his 15mm should be OK. I woud not go with an 18mm only because it is not wide enough.

The other thing he needs to answer is wild life. that will need a long lens (300 is just barely getting there) and also a flash, fur use in the early morning when wild life is out.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Bart Quote
When I go on vacation, my prime objective is photography. So, I take everything I have.
Luckily, my collection is not at all exuberant.
That's an often-overlooked consideration. If you have a lot of control over your time and travel, and you mostly want to leave with great photos, take the best lenses. If you are warned you'll get kicked off the tour bus the next time you ask to wait for better light, consider convenience first.

My only trip to the Grand Canyon was a spur of the moment, quick sprint through the place, cut short by snow. But I have some nice (film) photos anyway.
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We are travelling on a coach, so our timetable is governed by others. I hope to photograph landscapes and may be when we get to know some of our travelling companions a few portraits, ideally with wrinkles and whiskers (male or female) something that may do well at the local camera club competitions.

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based on location I'd take two lenses:

Sigma 10-20
Sigma 18-125
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If i was you i would defenitly take the fast lenses, Las Vegas is full of night life, the kit lens will not be fast enough.
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If travelling by coach, unless there is some down time, your schedule is pretty fixed.

something along the lines of an 18-70 or 18-135 for most things, plus an ultra side zoom for parts of vegas and San Fran would be worth while.

Forget any longer lenses ulness you have time on your own to do stuff.

Biggest reason for long lens is wildlife, which is only really present in morning and evening, plus if you get to the south rim of the GC for Condors
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In june I will take 3 lenses to paris. a 20 for indoors, a 135 for people and a 50 for everything else. Not much else needed I would say, unless you need something special (macro or super tele)
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