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DSLR's for a trip

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  • Added on: September 6th, 2010
Im planning on going on 10 month RTW trip but here's the deal I love photography and I love my camera, so all in all I want to pack light but my Canon Rebel along with its Gorilla pod won't exactly be travel light. So is it worth taking or should I just get a decent point and shoot?

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  • Added on: September 7th, 2010
If your going to use it lot's bring it.
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  • Added on: September 7th, 2010
I brought my DSLR & Gorilla Pod but am sending the Gorilla Pod home as its just really pretty big and really not practical when traveling. Back home, I can use my tripod or monopod or gorilla pod but to be honest for a long trip I have found it is better for me just to find ad hoc stabilization devices using whatever is available--a wall or something... I am glad I brought my DSLR and as much as I believe in stabilization devices, I find lighter is better... Plus I think this is probably making me become a better photographer as I have to ad lib and work with what's available... It will be really nice to get home and be able to use a tripod again...

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  • Added on: September 7th, 2010
I have a similar dilemma (no tripod though). While weight of my DSLR is a concern, I am also worried about the appearance of carrying an expensive camera around. Depending on where you are going to travel, I also recommend carrying around a point and shoot. This will be really helpful when you do not want to carry around a larger camera (for appearance or weight issues).

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  • Added on: October 4th, 2010
I like quality optics and sensors, but I don't like the bulk of DSLR cameras for travelling so I am hoping that these new mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras will really take off. So far, the Olympus PEN cameras look promising. I just hope they come out with more lens options.

http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_secti ... ection=pen

Anyone have one?
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