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The weight of camera kit

We are part way through a coach tour of california, nevada and arizona. I ended up bringing most of my kit (E3, 12-60, 7-14 and 50-200) and although I have used all the lenses, boy is it weighty to lug around in the 80/90 degree heat at the moment. My serious comtemplation of of a full micro 43 kit has never been so great!
I know that many on here have changed for exactly that reason and I can see why.............
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Re: The weight of camera kit

It was mainly through issues of size and weight that I changed. I would still be happy with the performance and IQ of my E-3 today if my own physical condition hadn't changed. The better sensor in the E-M5 is a nice but incidental bonus.

Looking forward to seeing the pictures from your holiday, hope you are having a great time.
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Re: The weight of camera kit

I find the same set up very small and light compared to my film shooting decades when I carried a backpack weighting 20 to 30 lbs.
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Re: The weight of camera kit

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I find the same set up very small and light compared to my film shooting decades when I carried a backpack weighting 20 to 30 lbs.
It's all relative, my E-3 kit (which I now regard as heavy) was light compared to my Bronica system. With Micro Four Thirds I suspect that we are now about as small and light as we can expect with a quality camera.
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Re: The weight of camera kit

Exactly my reasons for moving to Olympus from Canon FF in the first place, and m4/3 in the second.
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Re: The weight of camera kit

Ah... the young lad is finally seeing some sense. Actually a nice bit of kit you have there; something I would like to try just to see what I'm missing.
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Re: The weight of camera kit

I am doing that same trip in September and having the same kit as you would appreciate your advice as to what to leave behind.

My sister and her husband are on the tour at the moment, are they on the same tour? Brenda and Ian Kerr.


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Re: The weight of camera kit

[QUOTE=Andel;230299]I am doing that same trip in September and having the same kit as you would appreciate your advice as to what to leave behind.

My sister and her husband are on the tour at the moment, are they on the same tour? Brenda and Ian Kerr.


Our tour is with Thomas cook tours. The group is very small (just 14 on a 50 seater coach) but I havent come across any Kerrs. Will look at the coach seating plan for the day when we visit Hearst Castle in a couple of hours. We are in Pismo Beach at the moment and will be going north to San Francisco tomorrow. Weather is stunning!
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Re: The weight of camera kit

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going (north) to San Francisco.......
...........Be sure to wear a flower in your hair
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Re: The weight of camera kit

I packed my love beads................not!
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Re: The weight of camera kit

That's the reason I sold all my E5 kit and invested in an EP L5, Its very light and the pictures seem much clearer as well. It has amazed me with the quality it produces.
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Re: The weight of camera kit

Yeah I realised I posted in the wrong board doh!
Off to 'Fisco today, maaan!
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Re: The weight of camera kit

Did a similar tour in 2005 and took over 800 shots with my compact. Enjoy yourself. Are you flying over the grand canyon.

Got a tour in eastern Europe and Scandinavia this year.
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Re: The weight of camera kit

Just arrive in SF. Lovely weather but cooler than down south. Dinner at Fisherman's Wharf later. Did the Grand canyon flight in 2003 so not bothering this time.
Unfortunately my 50-200 started making noises earlier and has now started coming apart. Bummer.
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The weight of camera kit

Last day of a road trip through Savannah, Asheville, Charleston and St Augustine (oldest city in US). Glad I switched to E-M5 otherwise the back would not have survived. Jim.
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