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p.3 #1 · p.3 #1 · Summer Vacation Gear Fest


Just got back from Chicago and only brought a 5D2 and Zeiss 50/2 MP. Really wish I had had a better low light lens but nothing in the canon camp compares to the way the zeiss renders. Biggest problem is not having AF in some situations but it isn't really necessary on a vacation. I just find trips more enjoyable when I don't have to deal with switching lenses and carrying 10-15 lbs worth of gear as I walk around a city.


Jul 03, 2013 at 02:05 AM
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p.3 #2 · p.3 #2 · Summer Vacation Gear Fest


jcolwell wrote:
The RX100 isn't half bad.


Yep I know. I was thinking about getting it until the RX100 II was just announced recently. The tilt screen and supposedly better low light/high iso performance of the new version is perfect for what I'll be using it for outside of vacation snaps.



Jul 03, 2013 at 06:58 PM
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p.3 #3 · p.3 #3 · Summer Vacation Gear Fest


I came back a couple weeks ago from 2 weeks in Western Europe, I visited Athens, Istanbul and Rome and it was quite a trip.

I elected to travel ultralight for the first time ever and left all of my Canon gear at home. I took only my X-Pro 1 with the 35mm and a Ricoh GR (the new one) with the 21mm adapter. On one or two occasions I found myself wishing I had something with more reach, but otherwise I did NOT miss lugging around all that gear like I normally would have.



Jul 08, 2013 at 03:29 PM
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p.3 #4 · p.3 #4 · Summer Vacation Gear Fest


Currently spending a month in Paris. But I brought most of my gear. Two camera bodies and 4 primes, and 24-105. I would say for things that I don't think I would have enough time to spend at, I would use my 24-105. Otherwise my 21/35 spend the most time on my camera. In addition either 85/135 depending if I want to lug extra weight or if I want a certain type of look. Although when I was in London for a few days I used my 24-105 almost non stop in less I wanted longer. Also brought my tripod which I have yet to use but will one of these days to justify that I lugged it to paris.

I would love to have a lighter system to travel with but I don't think that will happen to me yet. Not to say I wouldn't want a mirrorless camera but I like my FF.



Jul 08, 2013 at 04:26 PM
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p.3 #5 · p.3 #5 · Summer Vacation Gear Fest


20/35/85/135 that sounds like my kit


Jul 08, 2013 at 04:53 PM
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p.3 #6 · p.3 #6 · Summer Vacation Gear Fest


Sony NEX for me, and a couple of lenses. Sony/Zeiss 24 lives on the camera, and if I take the G90 with a 550D filter (for close ups), I'm good for everything from portrait to near macro to landscape.


Jul 08, 2013 at 07:42 PM
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p.3 #7 · p.3 #7 · Summer Vacation Gear Fest


on vacay now with a 5d2, sigma 50f1.4, tammy 28-75 and Siggy 150f2.8 Macro, one
580, a stand and yonguno triggers



Jul 09, 2013 at 01:28 AM
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p.3 #8 · p.3 #8 · Summer Vacation Gear Fest


I got back earlier this week from a trip with my wife to Washington state to visit my brother and sister-in-law. The purpose was two-fold: to relax and enjoy with them on their semi-secluded property near Randle, WA, and to look for possible vacation/retirement property there or in my hometown of Aberdeen.

The gear I took was: 5D2, G10, 24-105L IS, 50L, 270EX II. No tripod, and none was needed. The flash was never used, although the G10 with flash was used numerous times. Since the trip was almost all vacation and documentation, this was an excellent kit. I had the most fun with the 50L and produced most of the shots I liked best with it. But of course, it was severely limited on the WA front, where I used panoramic stitch. The whole kit easily fit in the Lowepro Passport Sling, including two Canon soft lens pouches for the extra lens and G10 (270EX had its own pouch).

Here's the first shot of the undeveloped property that we are negotiating on, "across the street" from my brother's place and the sister-in-law's father's place. We did a lot of brush clearing and slash burning over a two day period. The little Tow Low trailer comes with the property. The photo won't win any awards for artistic merit, but it certainly serves it's purpose to show the north end of the two adjoining lots. Angle of view is about equiv. to 12mm lens on FF. Sharp enough for handheld using the in-camera IS.

I'll post some other pictures of the various gear uses and subject matter.






4-shot panorama stitch at widest setting

  Canon PowerShot G10    6.1-30.5 mm lens    6mm    f/2.8    1/25s    200 ISO    -0.7 EV  




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p.3 #9 · p.3 #9 · Summer Vacation Gear Fest


I don't want to kill this thread with examples, so I hope others will tell about their gear choices and show us photo examples after they return from their trips.

The previous shot shows the type of use I put the G10 to: documenting and casual family shots.

Here are a couple of the 50L and 24-105L, both used quite a bit on the trip. (Oops! Sorry, I thought from the thumbnail that gazebo shot was from 24-105 and the 5D2! But it looks so good off the G10, I'm leaving it. I'd shot the gazebo setting with both cameras -- it's where they were married 14 years earlier, re-built by my brother there.)

I consider the trip was a photographic success with based on the gear I chose and how it was used. As you can see, it was a real family affair, not a photo safari. Either approach is fine and I'd like to see more examples of summer vacation gear fest.






  Canon EOS 5D Mark II    EF50mm f/1.2L USM lens    50mm    f/2.0    1/640s    320 ISO    -1.0 EV  






  Canon EOS 5D Mark II    EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens    55mm    f/8.0    1/500s    400 ISO    -0.3 EV  






  Canon PowerShot G10    6.1-30.5 mm lens    7mm    f/3.5    1/100s    200 ISO    0.0 EV  






  Canon EOS 5D Mark II    EF50mm f/1.2L USM lens    50mm    f/1.8    1/250s    200 ISO    -0.3 EV  






  Canon EOS 5D Mark II    EF50mm f/1.2L USM lens    50mm    f/2.0    1/400s    320 ISO    -0.7 EV  




Jul 15, 2013 at 04:55 PM
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p.3 #10 · p.3 #10 · Summer Vacation Gear Fest


Jaunt #2 coming up: More Washington outdoors, plus family reunion.

Gear: 1Ds3, G10, 24-105L, 50L, 17 TSE, and 100-400L. This first half is nearly the same as before, but the 17 and 100-400 are a little different approach.



Jul 23, 2013 at 08:00 PM
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p.3 #11 · p.3 #11 · Summer Vacation Gear Fest


Just got back after 3 long days of air travel off the river.







Rowing out of Alsek Lake.




Jul 23, 2013 at 08:37 PM
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p.3 #12 · p.3 #12 · Summer Vacation Gear Fest


NCAndy wrote:
Just got back after 3 long days of air travel off the river.



Looks like an awesome adventure!



Jul 23, 2013 at 08:59 PM
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p.3 #13 · p.3 #13 · Summer Vacation Gear Fest


Just got back from an 8 night vacation at Puerto Vallata. I brought with me the 5d iii, 40mm pancake, and 24-70mm II.
If i was around the hotel: the pools, beaches I use the zoom, some time the pancake. On tour, i only use the 40mm.
I should have brought my 580EX ii flash for back-lit, sunset pics, luckily, i could borrow one from my friend

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We were on a tour around Puerto Vallata stopped at the Chico's Paradise Restaurant for lunch. As we arrived and looked down at the beautiful views, we saw the diver standing on a high rock and was about to dive, so I quickly pulled out my camera and a 40mm pancake lens to take some videos.

When he came up, I politely asked Marcos - the diver - to take a pic of him, and I went down to the river to take some shots for better perspective.

Marcos - the Blindfolded Diver:

HSKB7999 by Hung-Pham, on Flickr

The restaurant look from below:

HSKB7991 by Hung-Pham, on Flickr

The view where the dive took place:

HSKB7982 by Hung-Pham, on Flickr

Warming up spot:

HSKB7975 by Hung-Pham, on Flickr


Hmm, not sure how YouTube messed up the ratio on the videos, will re-upload later.
http://youtu.be/W4Sy1_5qgyw



Jul 23, 2013 at 09:25 PM
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p.3 #14 · p.3 #14 · Summer Vacation Gear Fest


What I took to Glacier, Yellowstone and Grand Teton:

- 5D Mark III
- 6D
- 7D
- 8-15L
- 16-35L II
- 24-70L II
- 70-300L
- 24L II
- 300/4L IS
- 1.4x II

I chose only what I need on each trail. I would have taken everything in this set again.



Jul 23, 2013 at 09:37 PM
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p.3 #15 · p.3 #15 · Summer Vacation Gear Fest


For last weekend's trip to Algonquin Park, I took the Fuji X-Pro1 with 35/1.4 and 60/2.4 lenses as a walk-around kit. I left behind the Canon gear for the first time and didn't miss it. However, I wasn't doing any action photography at Algonquin.


Jul 24, 2013 at 02:20 PM
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p.3 #16 · p.3 #16 · Summer Vacation Gear Fest


Came back from Seattle and Maine recently, and I took the following:

5D3
16-35
24-105
70-200

Going on a cruise in about a month. My gear changed a little bit, but essentially I'm bringing the same.

5D3
Rokinon 14mm
17-40
24-105

I think I'm going to leave the 70-200 at home, since on past cruises I've been on, I don't think I ever took my 70-200 out of the bag.

-Nick



Jul 24, 2013 at 02:37 PM
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