so yeah, advice on what to take and how to take it...
i was just watching this clip (
) documenting a couple's trip to patagonia.they spent five weeks on the road and cover what looks to be some remote areas, carrying some serious (not some P&S) gear ("Canon 1D mark IV + full Canon lens package - 17 tilt shift, 24, 50, 70-200, polarizer, gradient filter, monopod, tripod")
and it made me think, for a trip of that duration (or longer) and if you're on a budget (in terms of domicile and transport...I'd bring my own lenses)...how would you pack for that? what video/photo-graphy gear would you think is essential? and how would you carry all that about?!
how about for a more urban tour? like backpacking through Europe.
my first shot at the ideal MINIMUM list would include: DSLR, wide prime, standard prime, portrait prime, 2x Extender, tripod + ballhead, filters (variable ND, polarizer), intervalometer, Memory Cards, goPro.
And I think a computer or some hard drive would be necessary to transfer data off the cards for backup.
So that's already a lot to carry around, especially if my lodgings aren't so secure (or small) and I must take it all with me or I need to run to catch my next transfer.
any thoughts or advice by experience would be appreciated, as I expect I'll run into this dilemma soon. Thanks!