A while ago I posted and started a discussion about what to bring for this trip. Here's some follow-up.
I wound up using my Retrospective 7 (I love this bag!!!!! Perfect for this trip with the most comfortable shoulder strap made!). I decided to bring my 24-105, 17-40 and Shorty 40 with the 5diii. I have about 2200 RAW to process but can tell you that almost all were shot with the 24-105, less that 10% with the 17-40 and about 5 photos with the 40 (cause I wanted to use the 2.8 ). I probably could have done the whole thing with 1 lens. A friend who was with me (shoots Nikon D90) had his "walk-around" and his 300 as his only 2 lenses. There were a few times when I wanted some more reach but I will wait to see what happens when I crop these pics during PP before I decide on my next "travel kit." If the crops don't give me the IQ I m hoping for, then next trip might leave the 17-40 and the 40 at home and bring something longer.
Everything was shot in available light. The high ISO shots look pretty awesome on chimping. Again, will wait to see.
In terms of the kit, I never felt insecure or threatened carrying the camera and a red-ring lens with a hood. I had thought about camouflaging things with gaffer tape (lots on the forums about that) to hide to camera but that was entirely unnecessary. The only negative experience I had was stupidly leaving my charger in the hotel room (I put it there while way jet-lagged) and so losing it. I was able to get a $5 generic charger (had Chinese characters on it) that worked but I just ordered a new Canon charger because I don't know what this knock-off will do to my batteries over time.
Anyway, I would recommend this part of the world to any of you. Fascinating history, wonderful colors, amazing people and safe. I will get to my PP eventually, but here are a couple of my favorites, right off the
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