Win the Lottery and Go Travel kinda camera

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  1. chuasam

    chuasam Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    It's a dreary fall day in Vancouver. Snow has landed on the ground and it is COLD. -2C tomorrow.
    I find myself dreaming of what I would do if I won the lottery.

    Firstly, I would travel. I would take photos when I travel. What camera would I take with me?
    I reckon if I won the lottery (which means near unlimited money in my brain), I would get myself an Olympus EM1 II with the 7-14, 12-100, and a 40-150 (f/2.8) and go travelling. (will bring the 300mm f/4 if I felt like carrying one)

    I do have a fullframe camera and after travelling it with it, I have found myself consistently leaving it behind unless I had a paid or promotional shoot to do.

    I might also bring along a Fujifilm X100F...for when I want to pretend to be Lee Friedlander or Cartier-Bresson.

    If you won the Lottery and wanted to go travel, what would you bring?


     
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    Nikon D850 and a good selection of lenses.

    And a Sherpa to carry it.
     
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    Like Destin I would buy whatever i thought I wanted and hire a personal "assistant" to carry everything and hand me equipment when I asked. On those occasions when I didn't have exactly what I needed i would send the "assistant" to buy it. I mean if you're gonna live big don't scrimp on it. Heck I might even hire two one for each hand :allteeth:
     
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    Probably an Olly EM5 with a 14-150 all-rounder, weather sealed and relatively small. I'd add a very fast prime also.

    Certainly this would not be my favourite setup, but when traveling the m43 system is a great balance between quality and practicality imo
     
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    You know, I really think I’d stick with Sony. All the Zeiss and GM lenses, not sure which camera. I might pick up Nikon as a second system. But right now I’m still happy with Sony.
     
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    chuasam Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    guh! I should have specified...no minions to carry your gear.
    Might as well have said "two supermodels to carry your stuff and pose for you on location."
    But that is so Harvey Weinstein these days.
     
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    When you have money to burn supermodels can grow tiring after a bit. Much easier to let my beautiful "assistants" schedule new ones in for each shoot. I'd also probably not limit myself to any paticular gear, but have the "assistants" line up new for each stop
     
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    chuasam Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Given my fondness for Museums, zoos, galleries and really comfy hotel rooms...I really really pity my assistants (if I had any).
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    (shot with an Olympus EM5 II on the 57th floor of the Marina Bay Sands)
     
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    Since my family doesn't win lotteries and such I don't think about stuff like this more than several times a day.
    I carried two 35mm bodies and several lenses back when.
    I reckon I'd have a nice DSLR and a nice mirrorless. And of course some great glass to go with them.
    They could stay in the Suburban most of the time.

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    Very upbeat aren't we :)
     
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    Practical

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    I'm talking about PROPER travelling...where you get in a plane and go to a new country. Not talking about putting your gear in an SUV and driving around the United States.
     

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