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going to thailand. thinking about cameras

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1. Posted by rshedman (Budding Member 3 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

right, im off to thailand in the next couple of months. and i'm thinking cameras.

Im a photographer but I use a Digital SLR, and I cant take that kind of kit there. So I'v got a small digital camera that I can use, but I still want the freedom of an SLR.

has anyone taken an SLR with them travelling that can recommend something?

I was thinking as lightweight as possible and easy to carry around, I was also looking at a lomo camera, or holga camera.

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 5174 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Why do you think you can't take a DSLR with you to Thailand? I did, and have gorgeous photos to show for it.

Obviously you shouldn't strut around with expensive gear around your neck all the time, but if you just put your DSLR with a lens or two in a small daypack, and only take it out when actually taking photos, you should be fine. A DSLR is a tool. Yes, it's valuable, but all the same it's meant to be used. If you're afraid to use the tool for its purpose, what's the use of having it? (Also, good travel insurance which covers electronic equipment up to a high amount might give you some peace of mind.)

Or if it's more the bulk and weight aspect... that's really entirely doable. The way I do it is mostly an 18-200 lens for versatility, on camera in a small triangular toploader bag, and that goes into the daypack when not in use. And one extra lens in that daypack for indulgence.

[ Edit: Edited on 01-Dec-2010, at 12:09 by Sander ]

3. Posted by rshedman (Budding Member 3 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

I havnt got all that kit. Iv just got Dslr with one lens. I'm a student so costs are a major issue, I won't be able to get a new lens or such. But was thinking about an slr which are usually cheap.

The whole reason for doing this is lugging an slr around, that's why I have a good digital compact camera that's easy to put in the pocket. Then was thinking an slr to keep in the bag for those really special moments

4. Posted by rshedman (Budding Member 3 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Sorry about bad English, done on my iPhone so couldn't see what I was typing

5. Posted by Q' (Travel Guru 1987 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Smaller and lighter also makes it easier for the thieves to take from your pocket.

There's a ton of used SLR's out there these days. Just don't forget the weight and hassle of carrying around rolls of film.