If you had one week in Cuba, what camera would you take?

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  1. Paul Goutiere

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    I get 8 days in Cuba. I've never been there before.

    Should I take my M4-P w/ 35 and 50

    or My F3hp. with 24mm and 50mm.
     
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    Both of course. What if you drop one into a hot bowl of soup?
     
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    I agree with tomalphicon both. For close up works and close details you might need the F3 for simple Street shots the M.

    Dominik
     
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    Take the Leica, pretend it's an M3 and you're Hemingway--you know, drinking, deep-sea fishing, boxing...yea, and photography, too. Papa would be proud.
     
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    Certainly both, one loaded with color film and one with B&W.
     
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    Just stay away from any shotguns! :laugh:
     
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    I'd take the Nikon kit...and carry the Leica with the 35mm (leave the 50mm at home) as backup. :smile:
     
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    F3 w/50, Leica with 35.

    Small light and you have your bases covered.

    Enjoy the trip, it's a fascinating country with some truly wonderful people.
     
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    which ever one you are more comfortable with. You don’t want to have to think about the camera at all.
     
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    I'm rethinking this.

    I have a M2 as well as my M4-P, 35, 50, 90 and a 15mm Heliar (for inside buildings and landscapes.)

    Whaddaya think?
     
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    no guns, except for the police , and very safe. A lot of street work maybe the 24 no more than 50.
     
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    inside buildings, fast glass. these buildings are old, falling apart with very tall ceilings and not much light once you get inside.
     
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    Stop thinking.
     
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    You really only need one or the others imo, stick to b/w or colour and enjoy the trip. Too much gear takes away from the experience.
     
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    I did, that's why I ask!:laugh:
     
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    Are you asking us about what we'd bring, or what you should bring with the gear you have?

    Because i'd bring my F6 and possibly my F as a backup.
     
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    I guess I'm looking for dialog.
    I'm kinda tossed between my Leica M Kit and my Nikon kit. Light weight vs versatility.
     
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    I second that motion! Just bring the f3hp, use that and the leica as backup.
     
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    Next comes the question of what lenses to bring hahaha:tongue:
     
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    I misread the title as "If you had one week to live, what camera would you be using?" hahahaahh
     
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    Keep it simple.

    Less really is more.

    Opt for the M system myself, 2 bodies to have a backup. Easy peasy.
     
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    If you have insurance on your cameras, check with your insurance company to see if they are covered for trips to Cuba.

    If there are coverage problems in Cuba, I would take a camera I could afford to replace.

    From everything I hear, Cuba is a great place to visit and doesn't have unreasonable amounts of crime, but if you need to get something official or bureaucratic done that involves Cuba, it can be "challenging".
     
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    F3 isn't that much heavier than an M. My standard kit is an F3+20 or 28 and M4+35/2'cron. Take either or both but go wide and get close.
     
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