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Try it. Head out with just the 70-200 f/4 + flash attached to your camera and an empty cf card and a full battery. Or fly to your next vacation with just your 50mm 1.8.

I like having a lot of lenses/accessories, too. However, bringing them all at once is a burden that gets in the way of taking photos. Your sensor will stay cleaner, too.
I've been leaving my 50 and kit lens at home, and just going out with the 35 and 85 lately. I find that most of the time, the 35 stays in my bag/pocket anyway. Still nice to have it, though, especially for tighter public spaces -- 85 can be a little long at times. I wish I could find a good walk-around zoom that I liked to use (that is more durable than the 18-55), but almost every zoom I put on just turns me off and makes me a lazy shooter. Bummer.
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I just took my 35 f/1.8 to london, and my neck started to ache carrying my bag around all day. lol
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we're headed on our honeymoon soon, I'll probably bring the 50 and the 70-200 and flash.. oh, and a tripod and remote, else she will slay me. She's letting some camera purchases 'slide' so that I can take some nice pics while we're out and about..

The other nice part is, going out with only one / two lenses will make it so I'm not wondering if I'm using the wrong lens, etc. Less to think about.
Edited by MistaBernie - 3/4/11 at 8:12am
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Lol, I had the Nikon metal strap locks on my Canons - it's only fair. The bag is a Crumpler Barney Rustle Blanket.
Gotta love Crumpler's product names. LOL Australians.

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I really need to follow DreamKiller's advice.. while I can walk around with my bag setup the way it is, I realistically should settle on not more than two lenses and invest in a smaller travel bag.
I have three possible kits that I take around:

Everything: 5DII plus all the lenses in my sig, tripod, 430EXII in a Crumpler 7MDH bag.

Every day: 5DII, 24-70, 70-200, 135/2 in a ThinkTank UD30 bag.

Ultra light: 5DII and 24-70 in a LowePro Apex 120 AW bag.

Last time I was in Europe, I only took my 40D, 10-22 and 50/1.4 in my LowePro Apex 120 AW. It served all my needs and I used the 10-22 75% of the time.

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I've been leaving my 50 and kit lens at home, and just going out with the 35 and 85 lately. I find that most of the time, the 35 stays in my bag/pocket anyway. Still nice to have it, though, especially for tighter public spaces -- 85 can be a little long at times. I wish I could find a good walk-around zoom that I liked to use (that is more durable than the 18-55), but almost every zoom I put on just turns me off and makes me a lazy shooter. Bummer.
You should try a fast standard zoom, like the Canon 17-55/2.8 IS, or a Tamron or Sigma 17-50/2.8. There are times when having such a lens is very handy. All prime setups are nice, but depending on what you're doing, aren't the most practical (like traveling abroad).
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You should try a fast standard zoom, like the Canon 17-55/2.8 IS, or a Tamron or Sigma 17-50/2.8. There are times when having such a lens is very handy. All prime setups are nice, but depending on what you're doing, aren't the most practical (like traveling abroad).
I know it could be handy, but a quality standard zoom is a bit pricey for the small number of times I *might* just strap it on and go. The kit lens isn't bad, it's just really slow and feels like it's going to explode every time I touch it.

Honestly, almost everything I like to shoot can be covered in 2 primes, especially now that I'm transitioning to more indoor/low light scenarios. I just wish I could find a zoom that worked for me -- maybe I will rent the 17-55 this weekend if Helix has one.
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I really need to follow DreamKiller's advice.. while I can walk around with my bag setup the way it is, I realistically should settle on not more than two lenses and invest in a smaller travel bag.
I actually have one large bag and one small bag. The large bag is to take all my gear when I go to a long-term vacation somewhere, whereas my small bag is to actually take my gear out of my house/hotel room and shoot. Depending on my needs for the day:

City Walkaround: Canon 50D, 50mm f/1.4, 85mm f/1.8
Indoor Photography: Canon 50D, 28mm f/1.8, Yongnuo YN-468
Portraits: Canon 50D, 85mm f/1.8, Yongnuo YN-468, Off-shoe flash receiver + transmitter

You get the idea Oh, and it's not in my sig, but my small bag is a Lowepro Exchange I found for $20 online. It doesn't have the nice padding of my Snoop, but it's incredibly light and great to walk around with.


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You should try a fast standard zoom, like the Canon 17-55/2.8 IS, or a Tamron or Sigma 17-50/2.8. There are times when having such a lens is very handy. All prime setups are nice, but depending on what you're doing, aren't the most practical (like traveling abroad).
Eh, haven't actually gone out of the country yet, but it works well for my city photography. Worst case scenario where I can't actually frame the shot the way I want to, I go for the next widest lens and crop in PP. It's definitely not ideal, but hey, I do have 15MP, and one of my favorite images was shot that way.
Edited by r31ncarnat3d - 3/4/11 at 11:08am
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Made this a little while ago... here is what is in my bag

I sold the 430EXII and picked up two YN-460II's and a YN-560. Couldn't be happier about doing so either.

    
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Actually, that lowepro exchange looks great -- $18.99 at B&H, this the one?

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...Bag_Gray_.html
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Actually, that lowepro exchange looks great -- $18.99 at B&H, this the one?

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...Bag_Gray_.html
That's the one. Same color too. I love it, really. It doesn't have enough padding for me to be comfortable making it my 24/7 bag, but as a day trip bag I think it's great. It's a fair size too. I can fit my 50D with one lens attached with my other two lenses, flash, and hoods inside the bag (but choose not to for weight reasons).

But all in all, I'm pretty happy with it.
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thats a fairly good looking bag, but it might be a bit small if u want to carry 3 lens + flash.

when i went to china last year i bought all my gear (it was for a event shoot) i only really used 3 lenses.

shooting personal stuff the only gear i really brought with me was my a900 and the 24-70.i used the 17-35 once in a while but it really isnt worth lugging around.

i wouldnt recommending using a single prime if you are traveling to somewhere you wont really get a chance to go again (and especially something as important as a honeymoon). some people can use only a 50mm on a fullframe but they have to be extremely artistic to frame the shot, which might just not happen when you say want to take a picture of your wife with a nice background.
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