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11. Posted by taemo (Budding Member 7 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

40D with 24mm 2.8 lense.

I used to cary my 50mm 1.8 and 17-75mm but I always end up not using them, so depending on how long my trip is I either carry them or not.

12. Posted by terry11 (Budding Member 7 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

I have a Nikon D40. I bring this everytime I travel. It's not bulky at all. I only bring the kit lense which fairly takes good shots too.

13. Posted by lil_lil (Travel Guru 462 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Canon digital ixus 700 - compact but does its job very nicely. I actually bring this with me everywhere, not just when I travel. Thinking of upgrading to another compact, but dSLR is beckoning. The dilemma.

I'm a hobbyist/amateur when it comes to photography, so can I really justify the cost of a dSLR?

14. Posted by joffre (Respected Member 157 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

I take a Canon G5, nice & light, doesn't take up much room (want a G10 for Xmas!)

15. Posted by TheWandera (Full Member 2 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

If it's an OS holiday, I take my Canon 350D SLR with a wide angle, medium and telephoto lenses. I also take my Canon Compact an A640. The compact is always with me, either in the pocket of my day pack, or literally in my pocket. As a bonus, it also takes video. When I have my day pack with me and a photo opportunity I see I deem worthy of stopping to get the DSLR out of the bag, then I do. Other times I know I'm going to to be in a photogenic location and just have it around my neck. There are pros and cons for both and I choose which to take out and about with me on each occasion. Keep having fun with photos. Malcolm

16. Posted by dnicholson (Full Member 146 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

I just bring any regular camera... I'm not really that good with photos but I just want to have a memory of the moment... but I will definitely enroll in a photo class once I have time... taking pictures seems pretty awesome yet difficult..

17. Posted by Clanger (Respected Member 202 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

I have a point and press digital camera, Praktica DC slim. Its tiny, it fits in my pocket, and goes everywhere with me. It may be cheap, but I have taken some wicked photos with it.

It may be worth noting that some people have all singing all dancing high tech cameras, but have no eye for a shot...so their pictures look average despite their kit!!

Saying that, however, there have been times when I wished I had a more powerful lens!

18. Posted by fabyomama (Respected Member 560 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Quoting dnicholson

I just bring any regular camera... I'm not really that good with photos but I just want to have a memory of the moment... but I will definitely enroll in a photo class once I have time... taking pictures seems pretty awesome yet difficult..

Cameras can become mental barriers to a good picture when starting out and, as 'Clanger' indicated, can become the focus of attention rather than the picture itself. Best thing I was ever told was to 'see the print' in the viewfinder. A profound statement and much easier said than done - except for females, who make far more intuitive photographers than most blokes.

19. Posted by Rhombus (Travel Guru 64 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

I used to run with on old Nikon F3, built like a tank, took great photos, etc. Film seems to be getting more inconvenient to use however, so I decided to buy the best camera I could with $400. I ended up getting a Nikon P90, A higher end compact digital, and I'm very happy with my purchase. Granted it doesn't have all of the options of a full SLR, but it gives me some manual control and the pictures are very sharp. I learned everything I know on old manual cameras, so going digital has been very easy. I decided if I couldn't take good photos with a $400 dollar camera, I shouldn't be taking them at all.

So far so good. We'll see how it travels on this years adventures.

20. Posted by kymar1 (Full Member 12 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

I take my Canon 30D with 24-105IS lens and 50mmf1.8 (for night / low light shots).
My wife takes her Nikon D50 with 28-200 lens.
We take a Canon IXUS 80 for snapshots (going out at night etc)
If going somewhere offering snorkelling / diving I also take my Olympus C5060 as I have an underwater housing for that.

Probably too many cameras but we love our photography.