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    We going to Abu Dhabi for a short trip. What equipment will you take with:
    Canon EOS 7Dii
    Canon EOS 90
    Canon 70 -00 2.8 L
    Canon 100-400 4.5 L
    Canon 24-70 2.8 L
    Sigma 12-24
    Space and weight is limited. I can take only one camera with
    What combination will you recommend to take?

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    Depends what you plan on photographing.
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    It is an family trip, a Desert safari trip, some sight seen, and some landscape photography.

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    If you can use those Canon EOS features and have another longer lens, I would opt for one of them.
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    Either of the 2 bodies with the 24-70 if you are limiting yourself to only a single setup.

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    Agree with Maxxis - if only one lens then 24-70.

    But, if it was me, Id try and squeeze the 12-24 and 70-200 in, and leave the 24-70.

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    Taking some of your photo gear is like taking some of your camping gear on a trip. I always take everything. Rather have it and not need it than need it and not have it.
    2 bodies is a must. You don't want to be changing lenses all the time.
    I will go out my way to ensure all my gear goes.

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    The problem is that I can take only 7 kg hand luggage in the plain. All and all come to 6.6 kg of equipment!

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    90D, 100-400 and 24-70. The nice thing about 90D is youre able to take candid shots without having to look through a view finder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nico H View Post
    The problem is that I can take only 7 kg hand luggage in the plain. All and all come to 6.6 kg of equipment!
    Then assess what photos you might be taking. If touristy pics leave the 100-400. I never travelled with long zooms overseas.

    70-200 - bokeh nice reach
    24-70 - walk around
    12-24 - night scapes wide angle architecture
    Take the camera with best ISO performance

    That would be me...

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    A Mirrorless Body like the Z7 and a 24-70 f2.8..Covers 99% of what you want to cover Name:  77ipBLW8NWNZqTaepUKMcH-970-80.jpg
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    Nico, the problem is that you have too many nice (really nice,) lenses.
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    As a photo-journalist, when I travel for work, my standard kit when limited by factors like flying in light aircraft or choppers, hiking, or shooting in urban surroundings, is one body with an 18-105mm lens. Never a long lens if I am limited. Your closest option would be the 24-70mm. Even when shooting wildlife from a vehicle, I mostly use the 18-105mm - my longer lenses only get used in very specific wildlife situations.
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    A bag full of lenses and bodies will just irritate me and will lead to choice paralysis, especially on a short, non photographic focussed trip where time is not in one's favour.

    Not knowing what type of photography you like means it is difficult to suggest which focal length lens to take.
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    A SX50 , 60,or70 would be more than enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robbief View Post
    A SX50 , 60,or70 would be more than enough.
    Yup, a good suggestion.
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    Riaan Time is limited and will be a bid of this and bid of that trip. We will do the desert safari thing and sightseen story.At this stage I will take the EOS 90 and 24-70mm and the 12-24mm, Maybe the 70-200mm depends the weight of the bag. The kids shopping list to bring stuff is getting longer!

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    You can crop nicely with the 90 so leave the long lenses at home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maxxis2112 View Post
    Either of the 2 bodies with the 24-70 if you are limiting yourself to only a single setup.

    ˆˆˆThis.

    And, sometimes, I walk around with only a prime lens, such as the 24mm or 50mm, on my Canon 5D MKII.

    But lately, I now prefer to walk around with a light, compact mirrorless such as the Canon M5.
    Round it off with a decent smartphone camera that does 360degree panoramic shots, as well as short videos.


    It is all about comfortability and size of equipment.


    On any travel, the last thing one need is heavy equipment putting strain on shoulder or neck, banging/snagging into anything. Plus the more obvious/bigger the equipment, the bigger a target you become for pickpockets.

    Getting photos is one thing, but sometimes with the effort involved to carry it around, get thru checkpoints, swap lenses, and set up (to take photos, such as panorama's) is not worth the time wasted in just enjoying the sights of a tour.


    Keep it light and simple.
    That is my motto.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robbief View Post
    A SX50 , 60,or70 would be more than enough.
    These struggle a bit in low light. One ends up with grainy photos.

    Unless one knows what to do - and that is pushing up the ISO.
    Unfortunately a lot of people are shooting on auto, which is not a good idea.

    Alternative compacts would be mirrorless. There are some impressive ones out there.

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