I've recently bought an EOS 630 with 28-80mm lense and want to get into travel photography. I'm heading out to Japan and China early next year and was just wondering whether anyone can help me out regarding which equipment I should take. Any info about film types (film or slide?) and which other lenses/filters to take would be useful.
Thanks very much!
A small collapsible tripod is a very useful and easy to carry extra. film types will depend a lot on how you intend dealing with your treasured memories, you can download your pictures onto a cd and send them home or carry them with you and there you have your slide show wherever you go.
Filming slides and then projecting them needs that extra sort of equipment.
Any really good camera shop will advise you on the best films for the sort of pics you are thinking of taking.
Have a look at the Travellers Point gallery and you can see what has been achieved in composition of good pictures, that I think is what you should gen up on but nor get bogged down in, what looks good to your eye could be the ideal shot. Just avoid the tree, pole or chimney growing out of someone's head sort of stuff....
There was a thread somewhere about photography on travel, have a scan through the general threads.
Enjoy the trip.
I Don't know what you mean with getting into travel photography. But if you mean making a living out of it then take slide film. (and by a slide scanner because most agents want digital these days)
But if it's just for you then i would suggest take film and my preference would be a fuji 400 asa. Great to push up (and down) so it gives you room to work.
Hope this helps.