Equipment Contemplation

It’s always such a “pain” to choose what to take with me when I leave for another country, even for a few days. I have a full backpack of equipment, lenses, camera, cables, charger, laptop, filters, flashlight, everything and anything. You never know, right?

And so, tonight we’re leaving for Paris. And, of course, I have my backpack ready for a new trip, with everything possible rammed in it. I admit, I don’t know if I’m going to take my Minolta 500mm f/8 with me. I don’t know. It’s not a versatile lens like the 70-300mm G and I’m not sure I’d have the time to go for a “special walk” with it around town.

The most sensible choice would be to bring the G, the 18-55 kit lens, and my charger. You know I have a messenger bag for small loads, it could be enough. But what if I want to shoot in low light? I won’t have my 50mm f/1.4! Damn, I hate choices. You’ll know soon enough what I decide.

What about you? How do you choose? What do you usually bring along when you leave for a few days? Let me know!



One thought on “Equipment Contemplation

  1. I always get everything I can / have because of so many reasons. But the most important of all is knowing I have the right tools for the right idea and place. Getting a quality shot with the desired gear is >>> than struggling to get that shot you have in mind with a struggle of equipment. It’s about photography not adaptibility(tm) 🙂

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