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Which camera is best for travel photography?

Old Jul 22, 19, 11:20 pm
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Which camera is best for travel photography?

Which camera is best for travel photography?
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Old Jul 23, 19, 12:05 am
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The camera you have with you.
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Old Jul 23, 19, 2:07 am
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The camera you have with you.
This. But also probably some variant of the Sony RX100 is what I'd go with.
Small, but a good enough sensor and lens with a lot of flexibility. I'd buy one uses though unless you need the newest one.

Or a Pentax Spotmatic with a 300 f/4 lens and some velvia 50 and portra 400.
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Old Jul 23, 19, 2:44 am
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Which camera is best for travel photography?
The answer depends on how hefty a camera are you willing to transport with you, how much effort are you willing to expend learning features, what format will you use to display your pictures, and what price range are you seeking?
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Old Jul 23, 19, 2:53 am
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Canon Mark III
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Originally Posted by abmj-jr View Post
The camera you have with you.
What kind of photography, I'm a big gear head with a bunch of pro Nikons, find my iPhone does pretty good for vacations and almost everything else. Took a Med cruise, probably took 500 pictures with the iphone and 10-20 with my FX DSLR.
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Old Aug 3, 19, 2:09 pm
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I just use a point-and-shoot camera. If it's in my pocket
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Old Oct 6, 19, 9:37 pm
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APS-C Mirrorless. It's small and takes professional quality pictures, IMO. With certain lenses it's almost pocketable!

I use the Sony A6000 series. With the Sony 35mm f/1.8 (equivalent to 50mm) it's my fav all around lens and is so small! People think my pics are from a massive DSLR camera.

My favorite portrait lens is a Sigma 56m F/1.4 (85mm equivalent), and I can't believe how small these lens are!

I wanna switch to full frame someday but i can't see myself lugging those heavy lenses across the world.
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Old Oct 23, 19, 2:15 pm
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Best cameras for photography

Originally Posted by moiz View Post
Which camera is best for travel photography?
My personal suggestions are:
Nikon d580, Sony A7R III, Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Im usig Nikon D580 Camera for long-time. Good in quality and better comfortable.
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Old Oct 24, 19, 9:04 am
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I favor a m43 body, in my case it is a Olympus E-M5 Mark ll with their 12-40mm f2.8 Pro lens. This is a weatherproof kit and the lens is a win-win for most of my needs.
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Old Oct 24, 19, 12:31 pm
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Originally Posted by mdzunaid View Post
My personal suggestions are:
Nikon d580, Sony A7R III, Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Im usig Nikon D580 Camera for long-time. Good in quality and better comfortable.
Do you mean the Nikon D850? It's been on the market only for about a year now, so nobody is a long time user

Of course to each his own, but I'm not quite sure that a ToL full-frame pro camera, weighing in at 2 pounds for the body only is an ideal travel gear.
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Old Oct 26, 19, 5:06 pm
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One of Canon's compact DSLRs like the SL3 and their 24mm/2.8 pancake lens. Super lightweight go-anywhere setup, optically great and an excellent walkaround focal length (equivalent to 35mm).

I've gone on multiple trips with nothing but that lens. Leaving everything else at home is incredibly freeing.
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i preferto use leica, but its too expensive to bought acc or sparepart
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i prefer to use leica, but its too expensive to bought acc or sparepart
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Old Nov 5, 19, 9:02 am
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i preferto use leica, but its too expensive to bought acc or sparepart
Leica makes great cameras but IMHO they make you a target when traveling.
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