Forgot to mention - you might also consider the Pompidou centre in Paris. Unless you're into modern art (it is the largest museum for modern art in Europe), it's probably not worth going inside, but the building itself was ground-breaking when it was first constructed (with all its insides on the outside, as it were), is a magnet for street performers, and there are some very unusual sculptures in the Stravinsky Fountain nearby.
April 19, 2014, 09:03:19 AM
Topic: European travel? (Read 9110 times)
I generally agree with your comment regarding tripods, but for night time photography a tripod may come in quite handy, especially if used extensively for night time exposures.
If there is no opportunity for night time photography, then a tripod would indeed be a waste of space and effort, but things look differently, if there are lots of opportunities. Not everyone will bring in a 1D-X and f1.4 and f1.2 lenses for night time photography and there are also limits to the usefulness of shallow depth of field in those circumstances.
I myself have often enjoyed the opportunity of loaning a tripod locally. This is a much better option than bringing your own.
You may enjoy reading Ken Rockwell's view on the need (or not) for tripods with modern digital cameras: www.kenrockwell.com/tech/digital-killed-my-tripod.htm