So, here are my travel kit categories, options, and thoughts.
The Minimalist Kit:Just me and the boy, walking, talking, and snapping pictures to document our time together.
|X-T1 with 18-55. Multiple focal lengths covered + OIS for occasional video.|
|X-T1 with 27mm pancake. Slide it in a fleece pocket, light and simple.|
|X-E1 with 27mm pancake. Slide it in a fleece pocket, light and simple and discrete.|
The One Body, Two Lens Kit:Me and the boy, walking, talking, documenting our time together and the places we go and things we see...but carrying a bag, a bit more weight, and stopping and swapping lenses.
|Max Range: X-T1 with 14mm and 18-55mm covering ultra-wide to medium telephoto with OIS for occasional video. Shares a common 58mm filter size and lens hood.|
|Primarily Prime: X-T1 with 35mm and 14mm. Travel aside, these are my two favorite and most often used lenses. Since this is what I use at home, why should travel be any different?|
Me and my boy, walking, talking but Dad is in full photography mode ready for anything, any scene, capturing images of a lifetime. More weight in the bag, but no lens swapping.
The Two Body, Two Lens Kit:
|Max Range: X-T1 with 14mm and 18-55mm covering ultra-wide to medium telephoto with OIS for occasional video|
|Primarily Prime: X-T1 with 35mm and 14mm. Travel aside, these are my two favorite and most often used lenses.|
These are the options. What is not making the cut, for at least the Peru trip, are the 55-200 (too big) and the 60mm macro. With comes along in addition are: four batteries, charger, polarizing, ND, and infrared filters, a Nexus 7 tablet (for the Fuji Remote App, Snapseed, and Google Photos, email, web, maps, etc). I may take a Joby Gorillapod along (anything larger is not allowed in Machu Picchu). These will easily fit in my Domke F-803 satchel.
I have four months to obsess...and obsess I will. By the way, all the pictures in this post were taken with a Google Nexus 5x. Not bad. Perhaps I should only take my phone.