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    Disney trip question

    My mother is taking my family and my sisters family to Disney World for Christmas. My question for you guys is, if you were making the trip and only wanted to carry one lens around what lens would you take?

    We'll be staying 4 days and I plan to carry my E-510 as well as my Sony DSC-HXV5. The lenses I currently have are listed below in my sig. but I'm not opposed to purchasing something.

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    Re: Disney trip question

    14-54mm would be my choice. Take a tripod for night shots.
    I am like Barney Fife, I have a gun but Andy makes me keep the bullet in my pocket..

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    Re: Disney trip question

    Looking at your sig I am not sure I wouldnt care the 50-200mm as well. Just get a comfortable bag. It would certainly be my second choice for shooting kids on the rides.
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    Re: Disney trip question

    Disney only allows Nikon gear. :-P
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    Re: Disney trip question

    Disney only uses Nikon gear.
    Seemed to have no problem with my Canon pro gear, or the micro 4/3.
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    Re: Disney trip question

    I agree with Greg, 14-54 would be my choice. I'd probably through in the 40-150 just in case, it is small and light enough to carry.

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    Re: Disney trip question

    I always thought they was something strange about that mouse, just sayin'
    Could it be he's a yuppie?
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    Re: Disney trip question

    Greg, the mouse is not yuppie he is a closet case gay, No wonder Disney offers same sex benefits.

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    Re: Disney trip question

    Quote Originally Posted by Asmarlak
    I agree with Greg, 14-54 would be my choice. I'd probably through in the 40-150 just in case, it is small and light enough to carry.
    I agree - 100%. Although you want just one lens, the 40-150 is so light weight I would take it just in case.

    Have a great time!

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    Re: Disney trip question

    I've pretty much settled on the Panasonic 14-140 for micro 4/3 walk-about.
    With two bodies then the 14-42 on the E-P1 and 45-200 on the GH-1.
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    Re: Disney trip question

    Maybe you should sell your two kit lenses and get the 70-300mm. With what you have I see no need for either. But a m4/3rd would certainly be an excellent choice.
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    Re: Disney trip question

    I'm heading out Saturday and I think I've decided. I've re-arranged my Lowepro slingshot so my camera will fit with the 50-200 and then put the 14-54 in the upper compartment. The camera with the 14-54 will not fit in the case along with the 50-200 in the main compartment, but with that lens I'll be carrying it around my neck anyway, so to get everything back in the case I'll have to take off the smaller lens. I'm also taking my Sony just to have something small if needed. I also got a gorillapod from a friend for Christmas so that's going along in the bag for a tripod.

    I'll be sure to post some photos when I return.

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    Re: Disney trip question

    Good luck, be safe, have fun and take care of your gear. It sounds like you have made a wise choice.

    Quote Originally Posted by cruzthepug
    I'm heading out Saturday and I think I've decided. I've re-arranged my Lowepro slingshot so my camera will fit with the 50-200 and then put the 14-54 in the upper compartment. The camera with the 14-54 will not fit in the case along with the 50-200 in the main compartment, but with that lens I'll be carrying it around my neck anyway, so to get everything back in the case I'll have to take off the smaller lens. I'm also taking my Sony just to have something small if needed. I also got a gorillapod from a friend for Christmas so that's going along in the bag for a tripod.

    I'll be sure to post some photos when I return.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
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    Re: Disney trip question

    I was just at universal this summer and my 14-42 and 40-150 came in pretty handy.. I used the 14-42 more so than the 40-150 though.
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    Re: Disney trip question

    I've only just started sorting through ~800 photos from Disney. I think the lenses I took were the perfect choice. Here's a couple of quick shots from Animal Kingdom.









    And of course, Magic Kingdom

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    Re: Disney trip question

    Thanks for posting. I can't wait to see more. I hope you had a good time. But with 800 shots you must have.
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    Re: Disney trip question

    Quote Originally Posted by Greg McCary
    Thanks for posting. I can't wait to see more. I hope you had a good time. But with 800 shots you must have.
    We did have a good time. The 800 was just on my DSLR, we've got a couple hundred more on a couple different P&S's. The kids had fun on all the rides, but I think I enjoyed Animal Kingdom the best. I've got ~130 shots of just the Gorilla's, amazing creatures. There were several blankets laying around and this guy took one of the blankets, flicked it out, twice, so it would expand and float down to the ground, like he was making a bed, then laid down.



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    Re: Disney trip question

    Welcome back! You got some fantastic shots. I LOVE the elephant images. Looks like you made the right lens choices. I hope to see more.

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