Finding the right travel kit has been a constant challenge for me. I want to travel light (we are usually on the move at a high pace all the time) and not limit myself too much. I've bought and sold many lenses before getting it down to the set I recently used when traveling in India:
5D Mk II gripless
17-40 f/4 L (light weight, weather sealed)
24-105 f/4 L IS (weather sealed workhorse)
50 f/1.8 Mk I (low light, low weight and tiny)
Tamron 70-300 VC USD (just in case)
I found weather sealing to be of up most importance in India. Water and dust everywhere! My camera (and 24-105) survived dust storms, rain and even a splash of water from a market stall cover that suddenly drained right on top of it. There's a tiny bit of grinding sound left in the focus ring from the sand though...
In fact I left the 24-105 on most of the time and managed to do some low light stuff thanks to iso and IS. The 50 mm never left my bag.
What I still need is a tiny add-on flash, the Speedlite 90EX.
« Last Edit: September 12, 2012, 02:51:04 AM by mrsfotografie »
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