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6x7

Schoten, BE
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6x7 Gold Member Nikonian since 02nd Jun 2006
Mon 14-Jun-10 10:09 AM

Want your opinion!
I'm planning a 14 day trip to Portugal at the end of the week.
Should I take the G10 + D300 with 10-20mm and the 18-200mm,
or the G10 + D700 with 16-35mm, 50mm and 70-300mm with me?
Thanks in advance!

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robsb

San Jose, US
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#1. "RE: Opinion" | In response to Reply # 0

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Tue 15-Jun-10 12:57 AM

This is better for the travel forum, but the first question you need to ask is what is the carry on limit on the aircraft you are flying in on? Most international flights these days are between 10-15 lbs, which limits how many bodies and lenses you can bring. Also if you plan to be in European cities, you could easily leave the long lenses at home. I usually travel with a D700, a 17-35 and a 35-70.

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6x7

Schoten, BE
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6x7 Gold Member Nikonian since 02nd Jun 2006
Tue 15-Jun-10 05:01 AM

Thanks Bob,

The weight from one of these kits is no problem.
I'm not in European city's but in the country and small towns, so I'm planning to do a mix of landscape and random photography.


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Suha_Ataoguz

Istanbul, TR
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Suha_Ataoguz Registered since 05th Jun 2010
Tue 15-Jun-10 08:45 AM

I should prefer , G10 + D300 with 10-20mm and the 18-200mm
Have a nice days in Portugal ..

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Floridian

Tallahassee, Florida, US
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Floridian Silver Member Nikonian since 11th Feb 2007
Tue 15-Jun-10 07:03 PM

Another option is:

G10 + D300 + 10-20 + 18-200 + 50.

It would still be smaller and lighter than your D700 option, and you'd have the 50 for lower light-shallower depth of field shooting.

Randy

KnightPhoto

Alberta, CA
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KnightPhoto Gold Member Nikonian since 18th Dec 2006
Thu 17-Jun-10 02:39 AM

I'd definitely go with the G10 + D700 with 16-35mm, 50mm and 70-300mm.

I actually brought both D700 and D300 on a recent trip to London/Paris but shot almost entirely with the D700. As you know from using it, it is a killer cam!

The above option also entails far better lenses too. In my view, combining a better cam with better lenses is a no-brainer

Make sure you have an Up-strap, Kirk, or Black-Rapid strap. Makes ALL the difference in carrying comfort!

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gaopa

Hartwell, US
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gaopa Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Jul 2003
Thu 17-Jun-10 10:22 AM

I would take the G10 and the D300/18-200 and 50. Plus I would take an SB-800 flash. That would make a great photo kit, IMHO. Cheers, Bill P.

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ojeanyc

US
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ojeanyc Registered since 15th Jan 2010
Thu 17-Jun-10 01:23 PM

I have found it priceless to keep my D700 with a 19-35mm lens (wider is better in cities, and small towns. Aside from that a 50mm is a killer lens for walking about and not worrying about zoom in and out. I haven't touched my DX body since i got the D700, even with the though i have had the weight issue come up.

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6x7

Schoten, BE
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6x7 Gold Member Nikonian since 02nd Jun 2006
Fri 18-Jun-10 02:25 PM

Thanks to all!

I decided to take the D300 with 18-200mm, 10-20mm and 70mm macro (2.8), leave the G10 and 50mm at home and take the Sigma 70mm macro 2.8 instead.
Did some random tests this week and found this combo perfect for this trip, when I'm planning to go back because it's worth it, then I'm gonna take the D700 and suitable lenses.


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pavelho

Möllersdorf (NÖ), AT
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pavelho Registered since 27th May 2010
Tue 22-Jun-10 07:10 PM

Hi Rob,

I can't believe it, you use AF-S 35-70/2,8D lenses? With the marco function at 35mm ? I got those for some 15 years, and use them now with my new D700 to learn, but consider the 24-70/2,8 as the final destination. Really an interesting surprise for me ...

How happy are you with those lense when it comes to color aberration and vignetting at 35mm?

Pavel

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