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should i take my gear?

Gary_Macleod 13 160 Scotland
10 Oct 2008 10:35AM
Hi all, I'm going to Menorca for a week with the family next Friday and it's our first time abroad. I'm in a quandary as to whether i should take my dslr/lenses etc... or not. would hate to come back wishing I'd taken it, but then don't won't to feel burdened down either. my gear is in a Kata 465 rucksack so i think i can take it quite safely as hand luggage. seems a daft question but if i don't ask i'll not know.

all advice gratefully accepted.


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10 Oct 2008 10:51AM
When I travel I mainly take my dslr and a 17-70mm macro zoom. It usually is enough but it all depends on where you're going, means of transport used and what types of photos you like to take. JNC
boony 10 978 3 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2008 10:51AM
just donr a similar thing my self , after a few hours wandering around my cam and lenses and pod started to become a serious burden so much so i didnt bother with them for a few of the days i was away. havin said that i wouldnt consider going away without my camera
BubbaG2000 10 767 1
10 Oct 2008 11:11AM
I went to Mauritius earlier this year and took my compact for the same reasons mentioned. I regretted not taking my D40x! Take from that what you will.
digicammad 14 22.0k 39 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2008 11:39AM
I don't normally take my tripod on holiday (unless it is a car based trip). Your photo rucksack and/or jacket will double up as a pretty good beanbag for low light shots. I take most of my equipment with me but often walk about with just my 18-200 and if I see something specific I want I go back with the most appropriate lens for the job.

Mind you, it isn't much of a problem to carry the rucksack as long as it isn't ridiculously heavy (just not to the beach Smile)

Gary_Macleod 13 160 Scotland
10 Oct 2008 12:27PM
thanks all really appreciate it
User_Removed 10 2.2k 3 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2008 12:37PM
I never travel without at least a basic setup, including lightweight tripod. You just never know what you're going to see.
boony 10 978 3 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2008 12:52PM

Quote:I never travel without at least a basic setup, including lightweight tripod. You just never know what you're going to see.


i really wish i`d just took my 350d minus grip and its kit lens and my light pod rather than the heaps of gear i did take , L lenses and heavy pod etc. comfortable andd convinient shooting is a prime consideration with travel photography , i really wish i`d have bought an 18-200 lens for my travels and will be doing before my next tour round scandanavia. may even be worth considering investing in a good compact like a G9
MalcolmS Plus
12 1.2k 13 England
10 Oct 2008 12:54PM
Take it, there's no problem with hand luggage, even taking a tripod. I've just carted mine around China on 9 different flights.

Gary_Macleod 13 160 Scotland
13 Oct 2008 12:05AM
cheers folks

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