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  1. #1
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    Vacation, what camera to bring?

    I will be going to Florida in a few days and don't know what I want to bring.
    Should I bring the D40 with the 18-55 or 55-200vr (don't want to bring both). I also have a canon A590IS that I will bring. The A590IS takes good pics for a point and shoot. Should I even bring the D40? I'm also bringing my canon HF100 HD video camera. To many cameras..........
    Nikon D40
    Nikon D90

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    Nikkor 35mm f1.8
    Nikkor 16-85 vr
    Nikkor 70-300 vr

  2. #2
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    christ...I take a lot of photos with my 55-200 and now, the 70-200. However, I would never limit myself to one lens.

    I would take the 18-55 if you really had to pick one...at worst, you can crop to zoom.
    Nikon D700
    Sigma 70-200 F2.8
    Sigma 85mm F1.4
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  3. #3
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    I think it might also depend on what type of vacation you are taking, where you are going, and what kind of pics you expect to take with it.
    Nikon D50
    Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 ED
    Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED-IF AF-S VR Zoom
    Nikkor 50mm F/1.8
    Nikon SB-600 (New for Xmas '08)
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    I think three cameras and two hands does not add up.
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  5. #5
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    I'd say D40 and both lenses (but if only one, the 18-55). I took a vacation to Jamaica when I had just got my D80 but I was too scared to bring it (the sand & water thing was freakin me out) and only brought my Canon P&S. The picture opportunities were everywhere and they came out great but I REALLY regretted not bringing my D80.

    don't really know on the video camera.. it's a different subject.. i mean, it's a totally different beast.. if you're going with family then it's a no-brainer and i'd say definitely bring it..

    i dunno, bringin 3 cameras would be a lil overkill in my book.
    Nikon D7000 | Nikon 50mm f/1.8G | Nikon SB-700 | Gitzo 0531

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    I'm going to Orlando and will probably head out to the Space center one day then do the Disney stuff the rest of the week. I don't really want to bring the D40 into the parks.
    Nikon D40
    Nikon D90

    Lens:
    Nikkor 35mm f1.8
    Nikkor 16-85 vr
    Nikkor 70-300 vr

  7. #7
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    My current plan for France in August will be my Canon A610 for day shots, and the D40 with my future 35mm AF-S DX lens for night time shots.

    Actually, I don't think I use zoom much on my A610, so the D40 with the prime may become the main shooting camera.
    Nikon D40|Nikon D5100|AF-S 50mm f/1.4|AF-S 18-105mm DX|SB 900|SB 400|AF-S 35mm f/1.8 DX|AF-S 10-24mm DX

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  8. #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by scupking View Post
    I don't really want to bring the D40 into the parks.
    You have answered your own question. There is no point in taking a camera just to leave it in a Hotel room so take the P&S and the video camera.

  9. #9
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    If you can live without the SLR, go for it. Personally, I couldn't.
    Nikon D40 + kit lens

    Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 D AF(...or not)

  10. #10
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    I couldnt live without my dSLR. Heck, I backpacked around Europe with it for 3 months, carrying it on my own back everywhere i went because it felt like a crime to be 'stuck' with only my P&S by comparison.
    Cameras: Nikon D300, Panasonic Lumix G2, LX3 & FZ20
    Nikkor Lenses: 24-70mm f2.8 - 70-300mm VRII f4.5-5.6 - 50mm f1.4 G - 35mm f1.8 G - 50mm f1.8 - 18-200mm VR f3.5-5.6
    Other Lenses: Tokina: 11-16mm f2.8, Sigma: 17-70mm f2.8-4.5 Macro, Lumix: 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 & 20mm f1.7
    Other: Nikon SB 600, Vivitar 1/2/4 Close-up Lens, Cokin Graduated ND Filter and more...
    Computers/Software: MacBookPro 2.8ghz, Dell Latitude D630, Lexar CF UDMA FW800 Reader, Nikon Capture NX 1+2, Adobe Lightroom 1+2+3

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