Istanbul Trip

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Bob Mohr, Aug 2, 2007.

  1. Bob Mohr

    Bob Mohr

    Oct 20, 2005
    Baltimore, MD
    Traveling to Istanbul and the Greek islands on a cruise this fall. I have a Kata sling-type bag into which I will try to jam a D40, D200, 17-55, 10-20, and 70-300 VR. Has anyone had any bad experiences because you were carrying a lot of camera equipment? Even if I only had one camera around my neck, I would still look like a tourist.
    Any thoughts from fellow travelers?
  2. Different strokes for different folks, as they say. I like to travel light, especially since I have to carry two kits: one for me and one for my wife. For an upcoming trip to Australia, I plan to carry my D200+18-200VR, 12-24, and 50/1.8 for me, and D40+18-200VR and 18-55 for my wife. That adds up to two bodies and five lenses, but the 50 and the 18-55 are both very light and will travel in a suitcase.

    So the camera bag (a small LowePro - don't remember the number and I'm not at home) will have the D200+18-200, D40+18-200, and a small laptop (Dell X1, 2 lbs), which I will carry on the plane. The other stuff goes in a checked suitcase. When out shooting we each carry one camera and one extra lens in a small fanny pack.
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  3. Bob Mohr

    Bob Mohr

    Oct 20, 2005
    Baltimore, MD

    Thanks for the reply, Jim.
    I worded my question badly.
    What I meant to ask was "Has anyone had any bad experiences with the local population in Istanbul because they were carrying expensive camera equipment?":redface:
  4. Sorry, I can't address that question.
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