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Old Jul 9, 2011, 9:56 PM   #1
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Default Final Choice (for a trip oversea)

Destination: Iceland (2 days), Copenhagen (1 day), Baltic Cruise (Germany, Estonia, Russia, Helsinki and Stockolm, Return to Copenhagen for 2 days and back home.

Choice:
#1 -> Traveling "light" : E-520, 14-42mm and 40-150mm (old version)

#2 -> Travel with the best : E-30, 12-60mm and 50-200mm (both SWD) ... but heavy to carry all

#3 -> Compromise: E-520 or E-30, 9-18mm and 12-60 SWD

Any suggestions ????

Note: I will probably take architectural, landscape and "street" shots than anything else.
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Old Jul 9, 2011, 10:18 PM   #2
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What a great opportunity and itinerary. I vote for #3 based on the travel schedule and the type of shooting that you are planning.
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e30 with the 12-60 and the 9-16 would be my choice of setups
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#3 is a good compromise. I would definitely choose the E30 as the body.
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Old Jul 10, 2011, 7:17 AM   #5
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#3 is a good compromise. I would definitely choose the E30 as the body.
Same for me. The E-30's optical viewfinder, feature set, and programming options are my choice over the E-520.

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Old Jul 10, 2011, 7:46 AM   #6
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Hmm, I would go with number two because there is always a need for zoooooooom : )
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#3 too, for me...... with a quality image there is always the crop tool and the tool is a whole lot lighter to pack around. Seriously, I would opt for #3.
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Old Jul 11, 2011, 1:28 PM   #8
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So far so good. E-30 with 9-18 and 12-60 it is ... still, maybe I should and the 40-150 to get some zoom without too much weigth ?

I will also carry my iPad 2 as memory storage and basic photo editing. All of those will fit in my BQQ Slingshot bag.

Too bad I didn't find any way to post a shot from the iPad2 into this forum
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Never hurts to have a little additional tele coverage. If you wind up not needing it, at least you do not pay the weight penalty with the 40-150 like you do the 50-200. After having walked the streets of Paris for 12 days with a lens bag containing the 7-14 and 50-200 in addition to the 14-54 on the camera, weight considerations ALWAYS plays a part in my decisions as to what to take.

On the other hand, there's no questioning the possibilities the 50-200 affords on such trips and anytime you spend the money a lens like that costs you have to consider taking it on a trip such as this.

No doubt I would (and have in the past) pondered these type questions right up to the minute I walked out the door.
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