My travel kit

AlanF

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My wife and I are off to Mysore in India on Saturday. We have booked a guide for bird watching and will be arranging further nature and sightseeing trips once there.

For bird watching, I have decided to take the 5DIII and the 300mm f/2.8 II with 1.4x and 2xTC s, and my wife will take the 7DII + 100-400mm II + 1.4xTC. For really long distances, I’ll put the 300+2xTC on the 7DII. (If I was travelling by myself, I'd probably take just the wife's kit, but with the two of us there is more flexibility.)

I am not taking any more lenses for the 7DII and 5DIII. For more general wild life and sightseeing, I’ll have the G3 X, with it 24-600 effective fov. In addition, I’ll take the EOS-M with the 11-22 and the 22mm pancake. The reason for this is I don’t like having obviously expensive and large gear around cities. Further, the EOS-M + 22mm is great for holding against the eyepiece of the telescope that the guide will have for digiscoping. The EOS-M + 22mm is also a great pocket camera. The 11-22 gives a nice, compact wide angle set up.

What would you take?
 

neuroanatomist

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Any time I'm going somewhere with only a telephoto lens for the dSLR, I tend to throw in the 40/2.8 pancake.

Else, I definitely like the M kit for travel - I sometimes take all three lenses (18-55 / 11-22 / 22) if I expect to use it frequently on outings, but for infrequent use I just take the 11-22.

Have a great trip!
 

AlanF

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On second thoughts, I'll throw in the 18-55 as well. If you want to tag along with the 600/4 II, you are most welcome!
 

neuroanatomist

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AlanF said:
On second thoughts, I'll throw in the 18-55 as well. If you want to tag along with the 600/4 II, you are most welcome!

:)

The M does really make for a nice travel kit. My setup:

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It all fits nicely in a Think Tank Mirrorless Mover 20:

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bholliman

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Sounds like a great travel kit for wildlife and birding. I'm a landscape guy, so would thrown in my 16-35/4, but otherwise sounds great.

I currently have a 6D as a second camera, but have about convinced myself to sell it and pickup a 7D2 for wildlife.