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Offline Bish

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Taking pictures......
« on: October 06, 2013, 01:11:41 PM »
Yes I know this is meant to be off topic, but you'll see where I'm going with this.

When you are on holiday/vacation or out for the day, and not working as a photographer (for the pros out there) what do you use, how much kit do you take?

For me it depends on the weather, if there is potential for rain then my P&S comes with me, if not that it is the 550D and the 18-55 IS.

In Turkey  there were holidaymakers with 5DIII's, L series lenses, and looked more like doing a shoot than having fun.

Am I wierd to find that strange, or is it just me?
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Offline armychris

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Re: Taking pictures......
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2013, 02:11:04 PM »
I have wondered that to. In my camera club we go out every Wednesday and shoot different things. Some people have some cameras that we do but a few go out and buy the newest ones every time they come out. I went with one guy and he had the 5d III and the 1DX with him. I asked if he was a pro and no he just does it for a hobby. I guess some people have a lot if money and don't really care. Another is also big in birds and buys new 500L and 600L every 2-3 years and treats them like sh*t.

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Re: Taking pictures......
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2013, 02:26:30 PM »
Yes I know this is meant to be off topic, but you'll see where I'm going with this.

When you are on holiday/vacation or out for the day, and not working as a photographer (for the pros out there) what do you use, how much kit do you take?

For me it depends on the weather, if there is potential for rain then my P&S comes with me, if not that it is the 550D and the 18-55 IS.

In Turkey  there were holidaymakers with 5DIII's, L series lenses, and looked more like doing a shoot than having fun.

Am I wierd to find that strange, or is it just me?

I have seen these folk too many a time on holiday.  As both you suggested I think many of them will be well off with high levels of disposable income and a an interest in getting good pics.  I would compare it to a person who buys a very expensive car that has a great deal of power but only used for commuting and popping to the shops.  They see them as luxury well made and a enjoy having them as status symbol, to show they have made it in the world.  There will be on the other hand those with a lot of money who are passionate about photography so buy the best, not neccessarly a status symbol but because they can afford it.
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Re: Taking pictures......
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2013, 02:51:55 PM »
I happily take what fits in the camera gear carrying section of my bag (Lowepro Fastpack 350)...

This is currently my body+grip and attached lens. Lenses include: 18-55, 55-250, 50, 10-22 and 8mm, and my flash (one so far), then in the top of the bag along with my normal stuff is my other accessories like filters, shutter release, lens pen, etc. My tripod is strapped to the side. Often I will leave my 18-55 at home and just ignore the range between 22 and 50...

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In Turkey  there were holidaymakers with 5DIII's, L series lenses, and looked more like doing a shoot than having fun.
I think with that, if they have fun doing that, then that is their business... I have fun taking my gear, even if I don't always use it, whereas others would just find it a drag....
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Re: Taking pictures......
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2013, 03:06:34 PM »
I happily take what fits in the camera gear carrying section of my bag (Lowepro Fastpack 350)...

This is currently my body+grip and attached lens. Lenses include: 18-55, 55-250, 50, 10-22 and 8mm, and my flash (one so far), then in the top of the bag along with my normal stuff is my other accessories like filters, shutter release, lens pen, etc. My tripod is strapped to the side. Often I will leave my 18-55 at home and just ignore the range between 22 and 50...

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In Turkey  there were holidaymakers with 5DIII's, L series lenses, and looked more like doing a shoot than having fun.
I think with that, if they have fun doing that, then that is their business... I have fun taking my gear, even if I don't always use it, whereas others would just find it a drag....

Same here, I take all my lenses 50mm, 18-55mm, 55-250, 8mm with all my accessories, they all fit in my back pack.  If I could afford it I'd have a 5D MkIII with a range of L lenses and happily take these too, you only live once and I holiday maybe once a year and see some amazing things so wanna capture them as best I can   :)
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Offline Bish

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Re: Taking pictures......
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2013, 03:54:33 PM »
If that is their thing, I wish I had the cash to do it, but they seemed so intent on pictures rather than actually looking beyond the viewfinder.

To each their own.
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Re: Taking pictures......
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2013, 04:16:44 PM »
I used to take my camera everywhere with me. All of my gear (barely) fits into a bookbag, so I would just lug it around with me. I have stopped doing that. Now, assuming it isn't for work purposes or personal use for something I want to make, I just use my phone camera.

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Re: Taking pictures......
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2013, 08:35:30 AM »
I've always regarded going on vacation and doing a photo shoot as different activities, so no, I never took my DSLR with me. Apart from anything else, the airlines are really clamping down on the amount of stuff you can fly with these days.

However, I did recently go on a road trip to Boston, and since I could take as much stuff as I wanted, I packed the T2i, the kit lens, and a couple of batteries. I was glad I had it for the visit to Boston Aquarium, for the low-light work, but quite honestly, the extra hassle of all the weight wasn't worth it for the normal holiday snaps, and I just reverted to the point and shoot.

Am I so off-course thinking that a point-and-shoot is the tool for vacations, and the DSLR is for the studio? (Specific shooting trips for the PURPOSE of taking photos excepted, naturally!)

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Re: Taking pictures......
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2013, 08:53:02 AM »
Am I so off-course thinking that a point-and-shoot is the tool for vacations, and the DSLR is for the studio? (Specific shooting trips for the PURPOSE of taking photos excepted, naturally!)
If that works for you, you are on exactly the course that is best for you. You need to do what works for you and what makes you enjoy the experience the most, it doesn't matter what others say or think.

Part of what makes a trip really enjoyable for me is being able to come home and edit some shots I took into something far better. When we travel to interesting places, I want my photos of it to be as awesome as I can make them. With a lot of these places I will likely only see them once, therefore I want to create the best shot I can from each one. But that is me, I weigh up the upsides and downsides and come out with the decision to do it. I can easily see why others come down on the other side...

One of my other things though, is I love doing night photography, and with that you automatically need a tripod of some sort... That being said, a small Gorillapod and a P&S would work, but I prefer to have something that handles long exposures better (the DSLR, bulb mode, shutter release etc) and is generally sturdier (my full tripod)...
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