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ghosh9691

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Travel Photography thread...
« on: November 17, 2011, 10:10:48 AM »
We should have a thread/gallery for travel photographs. It would be for posting photographs taken on vacation or business travel at a location away from your normal area. Is this possible to add?

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Travel Photography thread...
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« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2012, 05:56:15 PM »
Now this would make much sense to me, because I am often travelling abroad on business, taking my camera gear with me. There are quite a lot of issues and things to know, which we might discuss in such a thread and which would have real value for others travelling less often.

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Re: Travel Photography thread...
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2012, 06:15:05 PM »
Fantastic Idea .. I'll start - Taveuni Fiji -

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Re: Travel Photography thread...
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2012, 11:39:29 PM »
Here's one of mine from my recent trip to Costa Rica:



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« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2012, 12:23:59 AM »
I'm traveling to Japan for a holiday very soon and would like to know people's thoughts on how much/ little gear they take with them while travelling. What focal range do you like to cover? I'm assuming i can leave the 70-200mm at home in the cupboard and maybe just take the 50mm 1.4 & 17-40mm f4...
What do you guys usually go traveling with?

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Re: Travel Photography thread...
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2012, 01:44:04 AM »
I'm traveling to Japan for a holiday very soon and would like to know people's thoughts on how much/ little gear they take with them while travelling. What focal range do you like to cover? I'm assuming i can leave the 70-200mm at home in the cupboard and maybe just take the 50mm 1.4 & 17-40mm f4...
What do you guys usually go traveling with?

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Well, depends on places for me, last trip i went hong kong packing tammy's 17-50 f2.8 & 70-300 VC and canon's nifty fifty.. wouldnt want to miss out on the range! looking back the pictures i took, it's almost a 45/40 split for the shots from the 2 tammys and the rest from the canon.. i personally likes to compress the background on long focal length though..  ::)

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Re: Travel Photography thread...
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2012, 02:22:52 AM »
I might be crazy, but I am taking all of my gear on my next trip, plus a 17" MacBook Pro...  it all fits in a Pelican 1514 as a carry on.

We shall see how it goes.
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Re: Travel Photography thread...
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2012, 02:28:30 AM »
I'm traveling to Japan for a holiday very soon and would like to know people's thoughts on how much/ little gear they take with them while travelling. What focal range do you like to cover? I'm assuming i can leave the 70-200mm at home in the cupboard and maybe just take the 50mm 1.4 & 17-40mm f4...
What do you guys usually go traveling with?

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It depends on where you're traveling.  I live in Japan (Kobe), and often go to Kyoto to take pictures.  I usually haul my 10-22, 24-105, and 70-200 F2.8L II.  That last lens is pretty heavy, but I always find myself wishing I had whatever lens I left home that day... so I try to cover the range as much as possible. 

By far most of my shots are with the 24-105.  Depending on what you like to shoot, you might not need the 70-200 but I think you'll probably feel limited if 50mm is the longest lens you're carrying. 


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Re: Travel Photography thread...
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2012, 02:40:15 AM »
I travel a lot. It comes to about 70% of my monthly expenditures! I would suggest, if you want to go light (at least light for me), that you take something like the following (depending upon, of course, your specific style or likes):

1 Wide Angle Zoom like the 16-35 (You will always want context shots and these are hard to get in cities without wide angle)
1 Medium Zoom like the 24-70 (Great all around - 50% of time on camera)
1 Longer range prime like 85/1.2 or 135/2  (great for street photography when you want to stay back from folks and shoot. Also good for portraits and low light, DOF, etc)

1 body and 3 lenses can be enough. You can leave the 70-200 and its travel weight at home. Great lens, but walking the streets of tokyo? You'll come to hate it!

My 2cents. Have a great trip!!!

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Re: Travel Photography thread...
« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2012, 06:17:13 PM »
Here's a little street scene from Venice.

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