Back From Sunny California

IMG_5535Canon EOS 6D (238mm, f/10, 1/200 sec, ISO100)

“I’m back”. Back from sunny California. While there was nothing but rain in Austria there was nothing but blue skies in the Western part of the USA. We traveled California for three weeks. Less than three years after our last visit.


What was in the camera bag(s)?

After shooting my Canon 5D for many many years it got replaced by the 6D. I also changed the 17-40L, 24-105L and 4/70-200L IS for the 4/24-70 IS and the 2.8/70-200 L II IS. So just one small full frame DSLR plus 2 zooms and Canon’s newest 1.4 converter as my main camera. Second camera was my Fuji XP1 plus the 14, 18 and 35mm. My wife shot with the Sony NEX5 ( my most used camera during my USA trip in 2010 ).

I just missed to mention one lens: I also got a Tamron 70-300 VC just before the trip for the times when I don’t want to lug around the 70-200L monster. Sounds strange but it did work very well. These shots of the beach life in Santa Monica were taken with it.

I also used a new camera bag: The really great Think Tank Streetwalker. This is the best best back bag I ever had. Much lighter than the Lowe Pro Vertex 200 I used in my last trips but almost as spacious. And it holds to bottles of water too! The Fuji XP1 was in a Think Tank Retrospective 5.

More about what worked and what worked not plus some statistics regarding lenses and ISO usage in my next posts. Maybe also a short review of the Canon 6D. One info right now: I also took my Sony RX100 with me as a spare camera just in case if there are any problems with the Fuji XP1. But the XP1 worked without any issues and I didn’t take a single image with the Sony.

IMG_5334Canon EOS 6D (209mm, f/8, 1/800 sec, ISO100)