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jaetie
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rachp wrote:
I just got back from a little trip where I took my Crumpler 6mdh and stuffed it with the 5D2, and all my Voigtlanders (125, 180, 90, 75, 20 and 40).


i'm jealous. you've got all the heliars and lanthars!



Oct 07, 2009 at 03:40 PM
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jcolwell wrote:
You could say that the 20 and 40 add up to one lens, based on size that is.


Very true! That small size that packs sooo much quality is why I love the Voigtlanders.



Oct 07, 2009 at 03:53 PM
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My travel kit is now down to:
Kodak SLRn + Sigma 12-24mm (now replaced with Voigtlander 20mm f/3.5 SL )
D700 #1 + 24-70mm f2.8 AF-S (most used)
D700 #2 + Nikon 50mm f1.2

In most cases, I end up placing the Sigma 12-24mm in the bag anyways just so I have the 12mm focal length when i need wide angle. The Skopar 20mm f3.5 SLII is becoming my favorite wide angle prime - compact and pretty good image quality.

When travelling, I seldom use anything longer than 70mm and a flash is hardly ever needed for my kind of shooting. If I absolutely need fill in flash, the on board flash units on the D700 and SLRn work out well. In some cases, I have taken an SB600 with me as well.



Oct 07, 2009 at 03:54 PM
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jaetie wrote:
i'm jealous. you've got all the heliars and lanthars!


It took a lot of looking but I finally got them all. After I got my last edition to the kit - the 90mm - I sold off my 85L II that I never carried around because of the size! That is how good these Voigtlanders are.



Oct 07, 2009 at 03:55 PM
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pascal03 wrote:
...The Skopar 20mm f3.5 SLII is becoming my favorite wide angle prime - compact and pretty good image quality.


Me too.



Oct 07, 2009 at 03:57 PM
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For my 10 days and 5000km by car from Italy to Birmingham (UK) at the International Mini Meeting 2009 (mini car ) I bring with me:

In kipling photo messenger bag:


5d mk2
16mm zenitar
20mm 2,8 mc Zeiss
50 1,4 Contax
85 1,8 Canon
80gb Compact flash
1 external usb hd
gps for phototagging

in a apple powerbook 12" carry bag (always in car):
second usb hd drive and a Acer aspire one 150 with mac osx, charger, card reader, other electrical stuff.

In a bag with hoodie and jacket a "spare" olive tamron sp 300 2,8 (always in car)

some pictures are there:

www.minifriendstorino.com



Oct 20, 2009 at 12:43 PM
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p.5 #7 · p.5 #7 · 3 lens travel kit.


Nikon vs Canon EF:
CV 20/3.5 or OM 21/3.5
CV 40/2 or OM 40/2
58/1.2 Noct



Oct 20, 2009 at 01:35 PM
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p.5 #8 · p.5 #8 · 3 lens travel kit.


this is what I'll be bringing to china.
tokina 12(18)-24
cz 1,4/50
tamron 90/2.8 macro

I'm thinking of getting the cz 3,4/35-70 to replace the 50.



Oct 20, 2009 at 02:24 PM
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This is going to be bit heavy but......

5D II
Contax N17-35/2.8
Contax N100/2.8
Canon 100-400L

























Oct 20, 2009 at 02:39 PM
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Thats a tough one as I only use primes and I dont think I could get by on a long trip with only three lenses...These three would be my first choice for a three bag kit bag though:
Nikon 35mm f1.4 AIS
Canon FL 55mm f1.2
Sigmatel 135mm f1.8



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Zuiko 21/3.5
Summicron R 35/2
Minolta 85/1.7 (proudly converted myself to EF mount)

Or just Zeiss 35-70 plus something in f/1.2-f/1.4 range for low light



Oct 20, 2009 at 08:57 PM
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Sounds like most people on this forum are landscape or street photographer. No wildlifers here?! Am waiting to see if anybody says 600/f4 IS or 800/f5.6 and a Sherpa


Oct 20, 2009 at 10:16 PM
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7-14mm, 14-42mm, 45-200mm + E-P1
Had this combo for my recent trip to Vietnam. It is light as feather and tiny in size.



Oct 20, 2009 at 10:49 PM
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p.5 #14 · p.5 #14 · 3 lens travel kit.


Heh. Another one of these threads never dying. Some subjects are always interesting.

5D2 and
Zuiko 24/2.8
Zuiko 50/2 Macro or the EF50/1.4 depending on my mood an hour before leaving
Zuiko 100/2.8
A Manfrotto mini tripod
All this with some small bits like cards and batteries in an old Domke Satchel.



Oct 20, 2009 at 10:59 PM
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Oh. I find it hard to narrow it down to three most of the time.

But looking at our vacations 2007-2009 (all with Canon EOS 5D and later with 5D II), this is how it turned out:

Lanzarote: Carl Zeiss Distagon 28/2.8, Sigma 12-24, Canon EF 24-70 L, Canon EF 50/1.2 L, Canon EF 70-200/2.8 L IS
12-24 pic:




Distagon 28 pic:




70-200 IS pic:




24-70 pic:




Tunisia: For some reason, almost no pics taken, but I brought and used the Canon EF 24-105/4 L IS and some more lenses that I cannot remember using
Some cruises: Sigma 12-24, Canon EF 24-105/4 L IS and Canon EF 85/1.2 L II
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Turkey: Canon EF 16-35 L I, Canon EF 24-105/4 L I, Canon EF 50/1.2 L
England: Canon EF 16-35/2.8 L I, Canon EF 50/1.2 L
Finland cruise: Canon EF 28-135 IS
Greece: Canon EF 16-35/2.8 L I, Canon E
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Egypt (last spring): Canon EF 16-35/2.8 L I, Canon EF 70-300 IS, Canon EF 85/1.8 + Pentax Optio W60 (waterproof camera)
Finland cruise (last summer): Canon EF 24/1.4 L I, Canon EF 50/1.2 L
England (last week): Canon EF 50/1.2 L + Pentax Optio W60 (waterproof camera)
Paris (later this year): pretty sure I'll bring Canon EF 24-105/4 L IS and maybe Rokkor 58/1.2 (should I get mine converted, right now its on a shelf) - else I'll bring the 50/1.2 L again...

Slowly moving towards less gear. The Canon EF 24-105 is probably my top travel lens. I do miss Distagon 28/2.8 at times (owned two in the past) - maybe I'll start using my 16-35 II more later on... Also like bringing the 50/1.2 L.

Bags: used LowePro CompuTrekker plus AW but now mostly using LowePro Slingshot 200 AW. The Slingshot gives me some back ache (after a day of walking - maybe I should buy something like Andens bag).

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Oct 21, 2009 at 08:49 AM
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Most of the time my travel kit consists of a 5d, EF 35/2 (cities, people, social stuff) and EF 28-105 3.5-4.5 (stopped down for landscapes).

Both of these with the 28-105.





Oct 21, 2009 at 09:40 AM
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ISO1600 wrote:
i think a good 3 (or 4?) lens kit is more based on the body being used, at least more so than is mentioned in this thread.

If i was shooting 3 lenses on a 5D(or 5DII), it would be a 16-35mkII, 35 or 50(1.2)L, and a 70-200/2.8IS....
If D700, it would be 18/2.8af-d, 35/2af-d, and 85/1.4af-d.
if D300, it would be Tokina 11-16/2.8, Nikkor 35/2af-d, and... 85/1.4 af-d
if canon cropper, i'd probably just smash my face in with a mallet instead.


It was all quiet at my desk until I read the last sentence.... Thanks for the laugh!



Oct 21, 2009 at 11:29 AM
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p.5 #18 · p.5 #18 · 3 lens travel kit.


I'm thinking of buying the new Cosina 40 F2.0 EF Mount Pancake as a traveling lens.
It will be my first MF + Alt lens.


at the moment I have a lot of traveling kits, all with a 5D.
All lenses are Canon though...

- 35 F1.4 (went to France for 2 weeks and all I used was this one)
- 24-105 F4 IS (all rounder, but nothing really special)
- 35 F1.4 + 24-105 F4 IS
- 35 F1.4 + 85 F1.8 ( + 135 F2.0)
- 35 F1.4 + 100 F2.8 IS Macro



Oct 21, 2009 at 12:31 PM
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^ Weight is an important issue when you're travelling. If you don't want to travel with an anvil in your neck, Canon croppers + Tammy and Zuikos might do very very well.


Oct 21, 2009 at 12:38 PM
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p.5 #20 · p.5 #20 · 3 lens travel kit.


I'm here in Stockholm with a Voigtlander Color-Skopar 20/3.5 SLII, Canon 24-105/4L IS, and Voigtlander APO-Lanthar 180/4 SL, for my 5D. Oh wait, I also have my CZ Distagon 28/2.8, but promise I won't use it unless absolutely necessary.

P.S. we visited the Vasa Museum on Monday, it's absolutely wonderful - a world class treasure.



Oct 21, 2009 at 08:35 PM
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