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08-26-2012, 03:38 PM   #1
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What to pack on vacation?

Going on Vacation to Sydney this week. I'm planning on packing my trusty Pentax K100D Super with the following lenses; 28-80 3.5-5.6 af kit lens from my old film camera, a Pentax A 35-70 3.5-4.5 macro and my new Tamron AF 90 2.8 macro. I'll use high capacity AA Lithium batteries. I'll leave at home a A 50mm 1.4, A 28mm 2.8, AF 70-320 kit lens.
Any thoughts on my kit?
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08-26-2012, 03:47 PM   #2
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Well, you know better what you are going to be shooting but I would pack a little different.
Your walk around is going to be the 28-80 so pack that, the 35-70 is already covered by the 28-80 and for macro you have the 90. The 50mm 1.4 for low light and if you are going to shoot anything at a distance then you need the 70-320.

So I would take the:
28-80
90mm
50 1.4
70-320

Unless you know you will not need the distance then leave the 70-320 at home.
08-26-2012, 04:01 PM   #3
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You don't have a 18-55 kit lens? These are under $100, maybe under $50 on the market place here and would give you something wider than 28mm (28mm is actually only 'normal' on a DSLR).
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I thought of the 28-80 and leaving the 35-70 at home. I was using taking some photos with the 35-70 when I wrote the post.
I do not have the 18-55, I'm sure a good choice but no time to acquire one.
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I would bring something wider. The 12-24 is my usual recommendation.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Dudley Quote
I thought of the 28-80 and leaving the 35-70 at home. I was using taking some photos with the 35-70 when I wrote the post.
I do not have the 18-55, I'm sure a good choice but no time to acquire one.
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Maybe this could be delivered within a day or 2?
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/photographic-equipment-sale/195638-sale-b...l-18-55-a.html
08-27-2012, 05:20 AM   #7
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QuoteOriginally posted by Dudley Quote
Going on Vacation to Sydney this week. I'm planning on packing my trusty Pentax K100D Super with the following lenses; 28-80 3.5-5.6 af kit lens from my old film camera, a Pentax A 35-70 3.5-4.5 macro and my new Tamron AF 90 2.8 macro. I'll use high capacity AA Lithium batteries. I'll leave at home a A 50mm 1.4, A 28mm 2.8, AF 70-320 kit lens.
Any thoughts on my kit?
Dudley
I would drop the A35-70 It offers nothing over the 28-80 since you also have a macro lens. I would take the 70-320 in its place, and perhaps consider the A50 for night shots.

better all round kit, i think
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