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Tomorrow evening we embark on a major trip to see family, to get married in my birthplace at which my parents can be present, as opposed to here in Australia.
I am packing:
- Canon 5D Mk III and Contax N 24-85, C/Y T* 50/1.4, C/Y 135/2.8, FD TS 35/2.8
- My new 2nd hand Leica M8 and equally new VL 35/1.4
- Big Stopper and two grads, 580EX II flash, chargers for both cams, rocket blower brush and lens fluid/tissues.
The main decision was whether or not to pack the FD TS35/2.8 and 135/2.8 in place of my original choice, a Contax N 75-300. I am a predominantly landscape shooter, but the weather in N Europe in winter may be predictably unsuitable for using a relatively slow med-long telephoto, whereas there will be buildings for which the tilt-shift is useful. I also want to show that lens to my brother (he's a Nikon shooter...). The 50/1.4 is being packed for its low light capabilities as well as its inherent character. I'm also hoping to take delivery of a Jupiter-8 (50/2) and adapter for the M8, as well as a C/Y to M adapter for the 50/1.4.
So, I am open to suggestions, although my photo backpack is absolutely crammed full.
Do FMers think I am going to miss the longer telephoto for landscapes? . It's a big heavy lens and I can't carry the TS 35 and 135 if I carry the Contax.
We are honeymooning in Iceland for a week.
I dunno bout others but a trip like that; I wouldn't even bring a good camera. Maybe something like a GX1 with the flat power-zoom 14-45 or the pancake 20. (such as your Leica...)
That kind of event, I would be sucking up all the experiences and not fiddling with cameras much. That's YOUR wedding bro!
Edited on Dec 10, 2012 at 06:04 PM · View previous versions