Lightweight photography

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by stargate, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. stargate

    stargate Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 14, 2013
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  2. Fmrvette

    Fmrvette This Space For Rent

    May 26, 2012
    Detroit, Michigan
    Yep, Stargate - his images are nice but his idea of lightweight photography and mine are apparently worlds (or at least continents) apart.

    I read somewhere of serious hikers cutting their toothbrushes in half so as to save the carry weight.

    My "lightweight" kit is an E-M5, 20mm, spare battery, spare card, and a Lens Pen. If I want to go really light I forgo the Lens Pen. :biggrin:


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  3. mattia

    mattia Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 3, 2012
    The Netherlands
    The weights listed are a big reason why I moved away from canon FF. His setup is for travel and landscape, and has some fantastic lenses in there.

    My current full travel setup:
    - E-M1 (500g with strap)
    - Oly 12-40 (380g)
    - Panasonic 7-14 (300g)
    - RedGed TSC 424 CF tripod with RNB ball head (1200 g)
    - Sony a7r (465g)
    - Sony FE 35/2.8 (120g)
    - Sony FE 55/1.8 (280g)

    Total: about 3250g. Depending on the destination I sometimes skip the tripod, perhaps add a fast MFT prime and drop the 7-14, and we're well under 3kg.

    Or add another 150 grams for spare batteries and 250 for the RX100 (my real pocket cam). For scuba destinations there's an added 900g (aluminum UW housing for the rx100 and fisheye wet lens), big wildlife destinations adds a kilo for the 50-200, and we're still well under 6kg with an absurdly flexible kit.
  4. T N Args

    T N Args Agent Photocateur

    Dec 3, 2013
    Adelaide, Australia
    call me Arg
    Yes, it is funny, but I totally understand the SLR guy. And I suppose Canon SX500 users (for travel) are having a giggle at us.

    I reckon we are in the Sweeeeet Spot.
  5. Jeff1:1

    Jeff1:1 Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 2, 2013
    Yeah, like ordering a double bacon cheeseburger, large fries and a small diet coke.
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  6. val

    val Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Dec 19, 2013
    I find it more comfortable to carry my GX7, 12-35, 25, 35-100mm than I did when I carried my Canon 550D with the 17-70mm.
  7. nardoleo

    nardoleo Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 2, 2013
    I would just take my EM5 with a 12mm plus 25mm for lightweight.

    A lovely walk around kit.

    Sent from my trusty Samsung Galaxy Note 2
  8. Lynn

    Lynn Mu-43 Rookie

    I think a better option is to unload some body bulk against leaving so kit home.