Discussion in 'Weekly Poll' started by Liam Clifford, Jun 13, 2017.
It does seem to be dig up a poll day! I'll stick with my previous answer!
For a two-week holiday in the Western Highlands in 1996, I packed -
Praktica MTL50 loaded only with colour transparency film with M42 28mm, 35mm and 75-150mm zoom lens plus a 2x teleconverter.
Praktica B100 loaded with colour print film. Kitted with a 28mm, 50mm and 135mm lens. Also a bayonet/M42 adapter to accommodate the above 75-150mm lens.
Zenit E SLR. Loaded with Ilford b&w film. Lenses 50mm and 135mm.
Lubitel 166B medium format camera, loaded with either B&W or Kodak transparency film.
Kodak 35mm compact camera. Loaded with 35mm colour print film. Just for quick grab shots.
Plus a variety of filters - polarizers, 25a red, colour correction, grey grad. Tobacco filter dumped in nearest bin. Tripod and cable releases.
Two flash guns - one with a tilt head. Two slave units and batteries. One off-camera flash bracket and two hot shoe adapters.
An assortment of three dozen films.
And a film leader retriever gadget.
I don't do summer holidays any more, but during the years 1995-2009 I was able to go to Tuscany every April/May or October and managed to fit the following into a very small (and cheap) Jessops camera bag that travelled inside my hand luggage:
Pentax MX film body
Tamron 28-200 'Adaptall'
Small soft brush
Hand-held exposure meter (very useful inside buildings for incident light readings)
5 rolls of Kodachrome 200 ASA 36 exposure (out of boxes but in plastic containers)
I suspect that today, even with with a tiny body like the full frame Sony ones, it would be impossible to get the body and similar lenses in the same bag. Currently, I have a Pentax K5 half-frame body (APS-C), and may take 3 or 4 lenses with me because I will be travelling by car in the UK, but only take one lens when on foot. Which lens is selected depends on where I am going, with the Tamron 18-250 as a default if undecided. Optically it's not the best lens I own, but it is very compact for what it does.
Stuff I take but never seem to use on holiday....
At least 2 flashguns.
At least 2 macro lenses.
A 24mm, filters and holder
Might as well just take the 70-200 on the 7D and a compact but I'll probably chicken out and fill the bag again this year..... And then have to carry a heavy bag everywhere as I won't want to leave it
Usually take a lot of gear on holidays (hill walking usually). Leica iiif, Leica iiig, 50mm Summicron, 50mm Summitar, 90mm Elmar, 35mm Summaron. Nikon F3, 24mm f2.8, 50mm f1.8, 35-105 Nikkor zoom, Sekonic Spotmeter, Novoflex cf tripod with Magic Ball head. Range of filters (nd grad, polarising, warm-up)
Lots of film - Velvia 50 and Agfa Precisa 100.
Far too much!
Lowepro Nova 180 AW II containing:
FF DSLR with VG
Set of dioptre close-up lenses
Much more interesting thread than home printing!
Today seems to be resurrect a zombie day.
It varies according to what I currently want to play with. At the moment it's likely to be the Panasonic G9/100-400mm + Sony A65/16-300mm because that covers the most opportunities.
Nah - I just bored with seeing the bloody printing thread at the top all the time.
Variety is the spice of life. (My missus disagrees with this ).
I know I'll take my 24mm and 70-200 but I don't where this year.... Had thought of just telling the bairn we are going back up to the beaches in Sutherland and then getting ferries to Shetland. Will take macro gear as not use it....seems to be a holiday tradition for me.
Depends. If just going for a holiday it will be the Pen-F plus a 17mm prime ,just in case. If targeted probably a FF plus the 16-35mm.If medium targeted probably a FF plus the 24-105mm
Last overseas trip was a D4 and 24-70 f2.8 and a couple of spare batteries. Last UK trip two D3, D4 14-24 f2.8, 24-70 f2.8 70-200 f2.8 TC17, SB900 and mixed spare batteries. In both cases a 13" MacBook Pro.
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