December 15, 2017, 09:21:58 AM

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Frodo

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Re: M5 or XT-2 for hiking?
« Reply #30 on: October 03, 2017, 01:58:19 PM »
Hi Les
Although the 6D is relatively small and light, the addition of the 24-70/2.8 makes it heavy. If I want lightweight with my 6D, I take my 35/2IS. But this reduces flexibility. If I add the 85/1.8, this weighs more than my 24-105/4.
If weight and volume are an issue with hiking, I take my M3 with 11-22 and 55-200. There is surprisingly little loss in IQ.
The M3 was relatively cheap in NZ with 18-55 and 55-200 (half the price of an XT-2 body only).
If gear matters: 5DsR, 6D, M3, Samyang 14/2.8, EF 24-105/4, EF 35/2.0IS, EF 50/2.5 macro, EF 85/1.8, EF 200/2.8II, EF 400/5.6, EF-M 11-22/4-5.6, EF-M 18-55/3.5-5.6, EF-M 55-200/4.5-6.3, Ext 1.4x, Lifesize conv, Ext tube EF25, 430EXII, 270EX, Yongnuo 603C

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Re: M5 or XT-2 for hiking?
« Reply #30 on: October 03, 2017, 01:58:19 PM »

jolyonralph

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Re: M5 or XT-2 for hiking?
« Reply #31 on: October 03, 2017, 02:23:38 PM »
I take my M5 with me on trips when I don't want to take a heavy camera. I normally take three lenses, the 11-22, the 18-150 and the 22mm. 

Very happy with this combination.
Jolyon Ralph

Cameras: 5DSR, A7RII, 5D III, EOS M6/M5/M3, Mavic Pro, DXO One.  Oh, and more lenses than I care to count.

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Re: M5 or XT-2 for hiking?
« Reply #31 on: October 03, 2017, 02:23:38 PM »