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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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    F3 kit

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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.
    Stop worrying about grain, resolution, sharpness, and everything else that doesn't have a damn thing to do with substance.

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    I did most of my Cuban shots with M6/35mm. I had couple of different lenses and Hasselblad with me which I almost didn't use.
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    Check the Cuban set

    Edit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kapro/s...7603511200619/
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    If you have a spare M body take the Leica with a couple of lenses plus a spare body. The last thing you want is for the camera to die in the middle of your trip. Of course if you have a spare Nikon that becomes an option too, though a small fixed lens camera could work as a back up. Me I would take a medium format, probably a Yashicamat and a Fuji 645 as the latter weighs less than a lot of 35mm SLR's with an Oly OM1 for speed and fun shots. I can't travel with one camera even though I end up nearly using just one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreamingartemis View Post
    Next comes the question of what lenses to bring hahaha
    If I was going light, using glass I currently own?

    50mm f1.8D or 50mm f1.4 ai'd. Probably leave the MF glass on the F.

    18-55 DX. It's a "digital" lens but covers from 24-55 focal lengths and is a very sharp, if a bit slow.

    That's it.

    Not to be too much of an advocate for gas, but you could always pick up an F4 for peanuts nowadays, and use your F3 as a backup with a 24mm or 28mm prime, throw in a cheap AF 50mm for the F4. You'd have compatibility with your lenses, and a more versatile camera to boot.

    Then again, I never understood the Leica hype.
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    A definite call for the Leicas, me thinks. I would bring my pair of M6s (one as a spare, obviously) and several of my favorite lenses: my 28mm Summicron ASPH, 35mm Summicron, 50mm Summilux ASPH and my trusty 90mm Summicron ASPH. And I would stuff the works in an F2 Domke, filling all available space with a S#*tload of E100G, E100VS, FP4, Tri-X/HP5 and Delta 3200.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EASmithV View Post

    Then again, I never understood the Leica hype.
    I was shooting with NIkon whole my life until I tried Leica M6.
    Extraordinary lenses (especially the new 1.4 versions),unbelievable bokeh, small, quiet (M7 makes only very quiet "tsss" while shooting), absence of mirror-with steady hand I can use 1/8 and 1/4s with wideangles (with practice I use to shoot even 1/2s hand held) - this is no chance with mirror cameras which make noise and shake like Russian Katyusha.
    For large percentage of my shots I use "blind shooting" with camera hanging on my neck or even hidden in the pocket. I took all my shots from inside mosques this way and lot of Cuban shots as well. I tried to shoot a fire of petrol or diesel storage tank in Cuba and I made couple of good shots "from the pocket" while arrested. When Cuban police confiscated the film from me I was able to change it and gave them empty film.. .

    Leica M is without doubts absolutely the best camera for street photography ever. It's not a hype, it's holy truth.
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    P.S. I'm not paid by Leica. I had to buy all my gear and had to pay a hell of a lot of money for that..
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    I love my 25mm lens on my F3 so I wouldn't go without a wide (the 24mm) I my bag I also carry a 50mm (or a 55 f/3,5 mikro) and a 85mm.
    So I'd take those focallenghts or maybe a 35mm instead of the 50 (don't own a 35mm) and the matching Camera for them. A backup camera would certainly be a good thing.
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