Quantity is a Quality of its own

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  1. chuasam

    chuasam Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    When you go on Vacation, do you take your big camera, set up shots carefully and shoot a few brilliant images, or do you bring lots of small cameras and shoot everything in sight trying to capture the moment and the memories of your vacation?

    I tend to bring the smallest camera I can get away with and shoot everything and try to capture shots that will remind me of the good time I had while on vacation.


     
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    nerwin Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I can't afford to go on vacations.
     
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    jaomul Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I've done both, and found that with a small camera much more memories are created with an awful lot less effort
     
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  4. davidharmier60

    davidharmier60 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I figure the day will never come when I'm able to join the DSLR community.
    I have an 8.1MP Nikon Coolpix P60.
    It goes everywhere my truck goes.
    But then I'm not even sure the day will come for another computer either.
    I love my part time job. I only drive about 10 miles to and from it. So I'm effectively making more than I was hot shot driving.
    But it'll never be enough....

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    OGsPhotography No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I took my 2.8 to the Magic Kingdom.

    The guard searching my bags said " You better take some good photos with that".

    I did.

    If your a hobbiest Id suspect you would take your camera, a pro may want a vacay from " work".
     
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    nerwin Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I'd probably bring my DSLR too. It really depends WHERE. But for the most part I'd keep it simple. Camera + 2 lenses. No need to bring the whole arsenal and I think that's what turns a lot of people off. Ken Rockwell is right, people tend to bring too much gear when they go on vacation and it becomes too much.
     
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  7. weepete

    weepete TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    Yup, I take my DSLR. If it's somewhere I can drive to I'll take my tripod and filters and my regular field gear in a lowepro 400AW, but I've got a "light" version where I can fit my essentials (camera body, 3 lenses, hoods, cpls, spare batteries, memory cards, 10" tablet, remote release, rain cover, sensor and lens cleaning kit and a joby gorrilla pod) in a lowepro flipside 200. For quick shots I have my mobile phone, though if I was into shooting city candids I'd probably consider a smaller camera. I just dont see taking a DSLR and a few lenses as a big deal normally. I also don't get that swapping lenses is a big deal either, only takes 3 or 4 seconds.
     
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    chuasam Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I'm taking a D810 in case I manage to land a quick assignment while I'm away but for the most part I'll be using an EM5 II.

    My favourite photos from my trip to London a few years back were taken with my iPhone 4s.
     
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    Derrel Mr. Rain Cloud

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    Depends...sometimes small d-slr with 28-200 zoom and or a 70-300 zoom. Other times, my iPhone.
     
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    Braineack Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I've done both. I've taken trips where I took my D610 with 24-70 and 70-200 and lugged it around and capture awesome snap shots. I've also lugged around an a6000 for 2 weeks with the kit 15-55mm and captured awesome snap shots.

    Honestly, my Google Pixel phone bangs out some pretty good shots itself.

    I'm taking a trip in two weeks and plan to again take my D610 with 24-70 only. I only have one shot in mind I plan to actually try to capture.

    When I vacation I'm with my wife, she can barely stand me more than ten minutes at a time, let alone if I'm stopping to to setup and shoot everywhere we go...
     
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  11. zombiesniper

    zombiesniper The camera takes the Pic. I just point the way. Supporting Member

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    My travel setup.

    Sometimes I take a flash and trigger as well. I try to keep it light. :allteeth:

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    Mine will let me take as long as I want...as long as it isn't something that she deems to be a cliche shot.
     
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