New travel kit

Discussion in 'Open Gear Talk' started by Penfan2010, May 17, 2014.

  1. Penfan2010

    Penfan2010 All-Pro

    Jul 21, 2012
    NJ, USA
    Ed
    I found myself with too many bodies and lenses during vacation trips; even if they were lighter m43s/Fuji Xs, there was still too much to carry around. I think I've finally found a reasonable combo, one for all around day photography, the other for low-light/night and stealth photography (when small, silent cameras are essential). And, yes, the combo comes apart so each part can be used separately. :) In the background is the iPad2 with keyboard + Snapseed for interim PP on the road.

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  2. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    looks like a nice minimalist kit. I think it's striking how small that RX10 looks when you consider it's light gathering ability and zoom range.
     
  3. Penfan2010

    Penfan2010 All-Pro

    Jul 21, 2012
    NJ, USA
    Ed
    Thanks, Luke, absolutely. The closest in my m43 arsenal would be the E-M5 (since it also has weather sealing) plus the Panny 14-140mm (V1), but that is a decidedly heavier combo, and does not come close with the max aperture of the RX-10.
     
  4. Biro

    Biro Super Moderator

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    I would actually consider buying the RX10 myself - if I didn't already own all of my Pentax gear. A K5 or K30 with the 18-135mm WR zoom pretty much gets the same job done for me. Granted, the lens aperture isn't as wide but APS-C sensor somewhat makes up for that. Still, the RX10 is a great piece of kit. Good luck with it!
     
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  5. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    We have downsized in a similar fashion Ed - enjoy.
     
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  6. NightBird

    NightBird Regular

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    Apr 23, 2013
    Sydney, Australia
    Darren
    I think if I were starting with a clean slate, the RX10 would be in there. I'm envious of you downsizing, and hoping to get to that happy place as well.
     
  7. Penfan2010

    Penfan2010 All-Pro

    Jul 21, 2012
    NJ, USA
    Ed
    Thanks, Darren. Still a bit of a ways to go to truly downsize. Have a couple other mu43 bodies and a few lenses to work through!