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Subject: [Leica] What camera to bring??
From: mail at (Karen Nakamura)
Date: Sat Sep 4 06:33:22 2004
References: <00d201c40a41$81f75ac0$4c55fea9@MacPhisto>

>If you were going on a short trip, wanted less weight to carry, and could
>only bring 1 camera and 1 lens, what would you bring??

I'm on a two-week trip through Southern France, Spain, and Germany 
right now. I'm carrying my M7 + Summicron 35mm f/2 (non-ASPH). I have 
a 50mm Summicron and 90mm f/4 in my backpack but haven't used them at 
all. So my vote would be for an M camera + 35mm.

That being said, I'm also carrying a Canon EOS 10D w/  28-135mm IS 
USM lens. It's my little experiment with digital. So far I do like 
being able to preview images at night, but counting against it:
  * Keeping dust off the sensor is a full-time job, it's worse than 
dusting images because once its on
    the sensor, it ruins all of the images for that day
  * It's darn heavy and big
  * I  have to remember to recharge batteries and download CF cards

The positives:
  *  Being able to change ISO on the fly (and the 10D controls make it 
very simple to do this) is truly wonderful. This more than anything 
is the digital advantage.

But all being said and done, if I were to only carry one camera on a 
trip across Europe, I'd carry my M7+35mm.  If I were repeating this 
trip and could carry two cameras, I'd repeat my setup and  get the 
16-35mm L lens for the  EOS 10D.


Karen Nakamura

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