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Subject: [Leica] What would you take to Peru?
From: red735i at (Frank Filippone)
Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2012 22:25:39 -0700
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The consideration is... what do you want to shoot?  So much material. So
little camera stuff.....

Second.. as Ansel would say... and what do you want to do with it?

Take a tripod..... yes, a tripod.... see Cullmann Magic 2 for something
light ( 2 1/2 pounds)  but pretty sturdy.. also Gitzo , and others....
Forget any tripod head that weighs more than a few ounces....maybe a pound,
if I felt generous....
WA lenses for sure.  Maybe a short tele... 75/90mm on an M8?

And a backup M-whatever that is NOT digital.....and has a built in or add on
And about 30 rolls of B+W film

1 Lens pack, 2 cameras, and a tripod.... a winning combo.....

Remember that a tripod is the single best performance improvement that you
can have to your picture taking.... bar none.

Frank Filippone
Red735i at

D700 (I can cover anything from 17 to 300mm)
- heavy, fast, able to shoot in any light.  Great for ND grads

Leica M8 (21 to 90mm)
- Not bad for all purposes, but a little heavy

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