3 lens travel kit.
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Anden
Registered: Jun 22, 2004
Total Posts: 6507
Country: Sweden

For a light weight, compact and high quality travel kit I think I would bring this:

5D
Zuiko 21/3.5
Rokkor 58/1.2
Contax 85/2.8
+ Nikkor 4T close up lens.

Covers all my shooting and fits in my Domke F-5XB :http://www.tiffen.com/displayproduct.html?tablename=domke&itemnum=700-52S

What would you pack in that bag?

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makron
Registered: Jul 01, 2005
Total Posts: 399
Country: Singapore

a small table-top tripod if you don't want to use a small travel tripod.



rsrsrs
Registered: May 14, 2008
Total Posts: 753
Country: Germany

hi,
i have this great bag, but i think its quite marginal for 3 lenses, or?

i am awating my 58mm and i wonder if it isn't "to" close to my EF 85mm.

nevertheless, my carry withme, is normaly zeiss 28/2,8 and EF 85/1,8 in my Domke F-5XB.

ps: in my old bag i did remove the carabiner, and did sew a soft metal thread
(fishing gear) in the strap, to that it will be cut and stolen ...


Mit freundlichen Grüßen

Reinhard Schneider



Anden
Registered: Jun 22, 2004
Total Posts: 6507
Country: Sweden

makron wrote:
a small table-top tripod if you don't want to use a small travel tripod.


Great suggestion!

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Anden
Registered: Jun 22, 2004
Total Posts: 6507
Country: Sweden

rsrsrs wrote:
hi,
i have this great bag, but i think its quite marginal for 3 lenses, or?



I would have one lens on the camera pointing down. I only use one divider and in the smaller space I can fit two of these lenses put on top of each other. I always use caps so the lenses will be fine. The only thing touching eachother would be the caps.

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Andi Dietrich
Registered: Nov 13, 2005
Total Posts: 3801
Country: Bahamas

On a recent holiday trip I took the zf 18, cx 28, zf 50 and 70-200/4 IS. I am goint to replace the MF 50mm with an AF lens though



Justin D
Registered: Sep 09, 2006
Total Posts: 789
Country: Germany

Zuiko 21
C/Y 35-70 3.4
135L + 1.4x TC (don't own these, though)



Anden
Registered: Jun 22, 2004
Total Posts: 6507
Country: Sweden

Andi Dietrich wrote:
On a recent holiday trip I took the zf 18, cx 28, zf 50 and 70-200/4 IS. I am goint to replace the MF 50mm with an AF lens though


On a FF?

Would be hard to fit the 70-200 in the bag though :-)



Kevin M
Registered: Dec 18, 2002
Total Posts: 1774
Country: Ireland

I think you can make a distinction between what you will travel with in your bag and what you actually end up with walking about with.
I usually bring most of my lenses in my bag - but almost invariably end up walking about with a Zeiss 28/2.8 on my 5D and a 50/1.7 in my pocket.



alexandre
Registered: Jun 30, 2005
Total Posts: 2624
Country: Brazil

I'd replace the Contax 85/2.8 for something more tele like Super Tak 135/3.5.



cogitech
Registered: Apr 20, 2005
Total Posts: 11365
Country: Canada

In Japan, my 3 lens kit was:

Zuiko 28/3.5
Rokkor 58/1.2
Voigtlander 125/2.5

I did use the Zuiko 21/3.5 and Tamron 17/3.5 a bit, but not nearly as much as the three above.

Another 3 lens combo that would possibly work for me is:

Zuiko 21/3.5 - An undeniably terrific ultra-wide
Rokkor 58/1.2 - An undeniably amazing normal
Voigtlander 125/2.5 - Possibly the best portrait/macro ever made (a bit on the heavy side, but easily worth it).

But I always like to have the Zuiko 28/3.5. And for the size and weight of it, I usually do. 21mm can often be "too wide".

I can get any of these 3 lens combos, my 5D, extra battery and memory cards in a Lowepro Orion Mini ("fanny pack"). And, if I decide to bring an extra Zuiko wide, it easily goes in a pocket or even the side mesh pocket on the Orion Mini.



mervifwdc
Registered: May 18, 2005
Total Posts: 2095
Country: Ireland

Watch going too light!

I'm just back from a trip to Namibia, where I brought just 3 lenses (17-40, 70-200 and a 300+1.4). end of week 1, I dropped and broke the 17-40.

a little overlap or closeness is no harm if you have the space, and as another poster commented, what you bring on the trip is not always what you carry around with you.

Merv.



brainiac
Registered: Nov 22, 2005
Total Posts: 7524
Country: United Kingdom

I took a Contax N 24-85 and an Oly 40 when I had a 5D. One for day and one for night. These days I'm more likely to take Oly 21 f3.5, 40 f2, and Contax 85 f2.8 for light weight, since the N zoom doesn't fully satisfy 21 megapixels.



Andrew Gough
Registered: Jun 10, 2005
Total Posts: 2080
Country: Canada

Last month I was carrying:

Canon 24mm F/1.4L
Minolta Rokkor 58mm
Olympus 100mm F/2.0
Canon 135mm F/2.0

I know its 4 lenses, but the coverage is great for a prime set. Sometimes I'll change out the 58mm & 135mm for the venerable 21mm and the 40mm Voightlander



ISO1600
Registered: Jul 06, 2005
Total Posts: 4433
Country: Korea, South

D700
18/2.8 AF-D
50/1.4 AF-D
85/1.4 AF-D
Crumpler 5mil

this will soon by my daily carry setup. I'm prob also going to grab a 35/2 AF-D and see how i like it. That would possibly also fit with the above setup in the crumpler.



slungu
Registered: Jan 25, 2005
Total Posts: 887
Country: Germany

My current 3 lens travel kit is
1Ds - this one doesn't fit the light weight criteria, but it's the only one I got
CZ 28/2.0 - wide
CZ 100/2.0 - portrait
EF 200/2.8 - kid tracking tool
I could easily live with these and can walk around town with only the 1Ds and the 28mm hanging on a hand strap - no need for other lenses for what I do when I'm not taking pictures of my kid.



alexandre
Registered: Jun 30, 2005
Total Posts: 2624
Country: Brazil

slungu wrote:
My current 3 lens travel kit is
1Ds - this one doesn't fit the light weight criteria, but it's the only one I got
CZ 28/2.0 - wide
CZ 100/2.0 - portrait
EF 200/2.8 - kid tracking tool
I could easily live with these and can walk around town with only the 1Ds and the 28mm hanging on a hand strap - no need for other lenses for what I do when I'm not taking pictures of my kid.


Yeah, sometimes AF is important to have, particularly for candids and (or of) kids.
So my kit of choice would be Zuiko 21, Rokkor, and EF 100 macro.



Justin D
Registered: Sep 09, 2006
Total Posts: 789
Country: Germany

Realistically, my travel kit is a fair bit larger than 3 lenses:
Zuiko 21
Some form of 28 - looks like a Nikon 28mm 2.8 ai-s at the moment
Contax 35-70
Canon 24-105L (a lazy AF lens is essential IMO)
Some form of 50 - in the past the c/y 1.4, but probably the rokkor on the next one
Some form of 85/90 - probably the oly 90 Macro or the c/y 85
Voigtlander 180mm 4.0
And maybe even a c/y 135 on my next trip - I love the look of this lens.

You may think I'm crazy, but, particularly on my next trip, which will be upwards of 12 months solo, photography keeps me interested in the world around me.
I wouldn't necessarily carry all of this around at one time - the 24-105 stays at home much of the time, though sometimes it would be the only lens I'd carry with me. Other times, I'd carry a body with a small prime attached and another small prime in a pocket.
As long as it all fits in the bottom section of my Kata backpack, I can carry it. I just cut down on clothes - I don't mind getting smelly.



rico
Registered: Jul 13, 2003
Total Posts: 3867
Country: United States

My standard travel kit is three lenses. With Contax Aria, I bring the D28/2.8, P50/1.4 and S100/3.5. With Leica M4, I bring the Summaron 35/2.8, Elmar 50/2.8 and Elmar 90. I always have a P&S nearby. Bag is the Domke F6.



Anden
Registered: Jun 22, 2004
Total Posts: 6507
Country: Sweden

Interesting choices. Some trips require more but most of the time a wide, a normal and a short tele is enough.

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