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Lenses / Re: Recommendations for vacation lenses and gear
« on: July 18, 2012, 08:02:40 AM »
After reading this I can honestly say I would never go on vacation with the OP.  I understand and sympathize with his wife.  My simple rule of thumb, if the camera takes up more space than a extra pair of shoes it's too much.  The reasoning here is no one should go on a vacation that requires more than one extra pair of shoes, otherwise it's not really a vacation.  All that is needed for a family vacation is one camera and one lens.  It definitely does not require multiple posts/threads on an internet forum.  It shouldn't be this hard.  My $0.02: there is so much to do and see in Southern California you shouldn't waste it setting f stops and shutter speeds.

That's why I posted on this thread. I have never been to CA and have never traveled with ff yet. Otherwise I would have went with my old 60d and 15-85 and have been good but I have this gear and want to have the great shots it takes of memories that are worth it rather than kids hanging around the couch or the cats. That's also why we bought a little Sony nex to be lightweight some days. So I should comeback with crappy shots with a power shot ? Am I supposed to put those on my walls?

Lenses / Re: New lens choice 28mm 2.8 is or 40mm STM?
« on: July 15, 2012, 08:02:19 PM »
Thanks I'll go with that advice.

Technical Support / Re: Best file stroage when travelling
« on: July 14, 2012, 11:57:02 PM »
Recently came across asus ux31a-db51. It's 1080p ips display and a large color gamut. Finally it's anti glare. If you need windows this is the one. I would get the adh plan against it but it's close to the build quality of the MacBook air. Has only a 128gb ssd but they sell a 256gb version also.

EOS Bodies / Re: New Upgraders (to FF) - what is your experience
« on: July 14, 2012, 11:42:33 PM »
I went canon t1i, t2i, 60d the 5d iii.

Really glad I did. For the most part the 60d was close in good light but I bought the 5d for cleaner iso's and better quality lenses that are not all plastic like the great 15-85 or 17-55. It's an investment. I hardly use my speed lite but the 270 is way better than a pop up.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: How to proceed?
« on: July 14, 2012, 11:27:03 PM »
I went this same route when the 5d mkiii launched. I bought it and the 50mm 1.4. It's so much better but you have to take the time to work with it. A few weeks and it feels brand new for the first few shots. Great has certainly improved my images. Still the 60d is a great camera. I would definetly not by the 5d ii just because it's cheap because the af is bad. Not worth it. Just my 2centz.

Lenses / Re: Buying 70-300mm L whilst working in USA
« on: July 14, 2012, 11:19:19 PM »
You should be ok if your buying out of state and your leaving the country. I would look at adorama. I think they have a decent price on it.

Lenses / New lens choice 28mm 2.8 is or 40mm STM?
« on: July 14, 2012, 11:16:25 PM »
Going on vacation to San Diego and Disneyland. I am bringing my 5d mkiii with 24-105 and 50mm 1.4 and was just looking for something wider to 35 mm since I cannot afford the 35mm l. Any suggestions?

Lenses / Re: Recommendations for vacation lenses and gear
« on: July 14, 2012, 11:10:26 PM »
Thanks but the only zoom lenses available to me are the 70-300 l or 70-200 2.8 is ii. The latter just seems to heavy for vacation and the first seems to slow. Any suggestions?

Lenses / Re: Looking for travel zoom
« on: July 14, 2012, 11:02:59 PM »
Thanks I am bringing the 5d mark iii with 24-105, 50mm 1.4 and 270 exii. Just considering the 28mm is or 40mm pancake. Otherwise going with just that. I find the reach would be nice but my Sony nex and 55-210 will cover that. Just considering the 28mm as a cheaper alternative to the 35l not sure I will need it here.

PowerShot / Re: Canon G1x or Sony RX100 for vacation and light duty
« on: July 14, 2012, 10:57:49 PM »
Thanks I ended up with the Sony nex f3. It's fast and came with 18-55 and 55-210 combo for $899. Even included an extra battery. I know it's not pocketable but takes decent pics and the wife will use it which is the most important.

Thanks everyone. I ended up with a fastpack350 the newer one. I will be able to carry all my gear and my notebook for the plane ride.

Lenses / Re: Recommendations for vacation lenses and gear
« on: June 26, 2012, 10:50:26 PM »
canon 70-200mm great len  you will love it
Which version?

Which evo do you use?

Lenses / Re: Recommendations for vacation lenses and gear
« on: June 22, 2012, 10:49:00 PM »
I probably would just go with the new 24-70 if it was out but not sure if that would cut it but then I truly would not need any lens. It would be a decent low light lens 2.8 with the iso capability of that camera would be nice.

Lenses / Re: Recommendations for vacation lenses and gear
« on: June 22, 2012, 10:46:43 PM »
Yeah I think I am ready
I have 3 x 16gb sandisk extreme iii sd cards and 3 x 16gb CF Sandisk Extreme iii cards
2 batteries total
body, 24-105, 50mm, 270 ex ii (smaller and lighter for fill flash) don't see a need for the 430.
Still need to find a comfortable bag for all that and I am anal about making sure it's safe.
Also little stuff like hoods and UV filters
Finally bringing a Crumpler strap for comfort. Can't wait to try that out.

Finally was going to preorder the Sony RX100 to attach to my belt for candids to take quick like rides or days I want to leave the dslr home. I agree the pics of the kids are more important. Thanks. I will dump those pics daily to my laptop and back that up to an external nightly. I do IT so that's hardly trouble. I am pretty sure 96gb a day of storage should cover it. I do want to get the 70-200f4is for home when the kids are running around and was tempted to get it for the trip but everyone here is right it's too much to carry. I wish I knew that the upcoming mirrorless would release in time because I would have brought just that. Again any times on a bag that would have easy side quick access would be appreciated.

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