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    Are Two Lenses Enough for My Trip?

    Hoping to go to DV, JT etc. in February. Taking 10x12 Chamonix camera and a couple of lenses - a 300mm (equivalent to 35mm on a 35mm camera) and 480mm (equivalent to 57mm on a 35mm camera). Would YOU also take say a 210 (equivalent to 25mm on a 35mm camera) as well? What selection would you take for what format? Thank you!

    Also, should I bring my guitar, ukulele, or both?...
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    Re: Are Two Lenses Enough for My Trip?

    Looking back over the period that I used 8x10 exclusively, only two lenses were in my kit, a 300mm and a 475mm. Later I added a 185mm, however used it sparingly, not being a big fan of the wide angle look.

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    Re: Are Two Lenses Enough for My Trip?

    Thanks Merg. Yeah, I too seem to like the 35~65 (on 35) aspect most...
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    Re: Are Two Lenses Enough for My Trip?

    I have been going to DV for over 25 years. I always have a wide angle with me as well as a couple of long lenses.
    The last several years most images have been with a 12" Dagor on a 7x17 camera.

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    Re: Are Two Lenses Enough for My Trip?

    A trombone. Definately trombone!
    I steal time at 1/125th of a second, so I don't consider my photography to be Fine Art as much as it is petty larceny.

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    Re: Are Two Lenses Enough for My Trip?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Noel View Post
    ||||||||The last several years most images have been with a 12" Dagor on a 7x17 camera.||||||||||||||
    Which is equivalent to 210 on 10x12...hmmm....
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    Re: Are Two Lenses Enough for My Trip?

    One cautionary tale. This weekend I had a chance to get away and make a few exposures. I had little time to put together my kit and so just grabbed the tripod and bag that I generally have ready. Along with camera, loaded film holders and a spotmeter, it held a lightweight two lens set. After shooting just one hour and exposing 4 sheets of film on two set-ups, I found that neither of my shutters still had functioning slow speeds. Now, one of the two I knew was getting flaky, but the other was a surprise.

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    Re: Are Two Lenses Enough for My Trip?

    If you have the space I would take the wide angle as well.
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    Re: Are Two Lenses Enough for My Trip?

    Hey Rob, you're invited to be part of the Canadian contingency of Richard's Desert Trip III in February, 2013!! The train even stops in Burlington!
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    PM sent
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