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Subject: [Leica] Lens kit for europe
From: nathan at (Nathan Wajsman)
Date: Tue Mar 25 00:04:10 2008
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Hi Gene,

To me, this sounds like an outfit with which you would not want to  
walk around all day. I imagine that if you are walking around in a  
city, you will not need the long lens for the Canon and should  
probably just take the M outfit. When out in the landscape, then the  
long glass might be needed but then you will hopefully be in a car so  
you will not have to lug all this stuff around.

In a typical European city you have absolutely no use for the 80-200,  
unless you come to Alicante or Barcelona and want to capture  
se?oritas on the beach and other local wildlife ;-) If you really do  
want to walk around with a long lens, then take one of the fixed  
focal lengths you mention, the 135mm or 200mm.

If I were you, when walking around town I would skip the SLR outfit  
altogether and just take the M8, but augmented with a wider lens than  
the 28mm.


On 25-mrt-2008, at 4:54, wrote:

> I know this is the wrong question to ask this group, but here goes  
> anyway.  ;-)
> We will be in Europe (Germany, Poland, Italy, and possibly others)  
> for 3 months later this year, and I am going all digital with my M8  
> and the recently purchased Leicanon 20D.  My M8 kit will be the 28  
> Elmarit Asph, 35 Pre-Asph Summilux, and the 50 'Chron.  For the 20D  
> I am planning on the 24 Elmarit R, 60 Macro Elmarit, and the 80~200  
> Vario Elmar R.  Plus extra batteries and memory cards.  My  
> question, as this gets a bit over weight, should I leave the 80~200  
> at home or do I really need it?  On my last trip, I had an  
> opertunity to shoot an open pit coal mine in Germany and a long  
> lens would have been very useful.  Most of my shooting will be  
> architecture and street shots I am guessing with the occasional  
> telephoto shot.  Other lenses in my arsenal and possible candidates  
> are the 35 Elmarit R, 28~70 Elmar R (original version), 90 Elmarit  
> R, the 135 Elmarit R or the 200 Telyt.  I really like the Vario  
> Elmar R and its range is nice, but it is a heavy chunk of glass.   
> All this !
>  is goin
> g into a Nat Geo Medium Bag.  Any suggestions?
> Thanks In Advance,
> Gene
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