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11. Posted by taemo (Budding Member 7 posts) 7y

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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) 6y

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.