Post # 1
FI & I have a fairly large camera Nikon D3200. We love it for the quality, but we love it so much we are afraid to travel with it. My friends have planned a weekend in Atlantic City as my bachelorette party and our honeymoon is in Mexico. I don’t think our hunk of a camera, is well suited for the excursions and night life that has been planned. I am very torn between buying a new small compact camera (something very small like a Nikon s01) or bringing the larger camera. FI thinks using an iphone for both occassions will be more than fine… but I just dont see capturing two vacations via an iphone… Advice?
Post # 2
Iphone is fine for a bachelorette, definitely don’t need a dslr or a compact camera.
i brought my nikon d7000 on our honeymoon and am so glad I did. We took some really nice pictures with it that we had framed and are hanging up in our apartment. We kept it locked in the safe in our hotel room when we werent using it, and we had a discreet camera bag we used for the camera and other stuff when we were away from our room.
Post # 3
SparkleBee11: I don’t think I would bring an expensive camera to a bachelorette weekend. Too many instances where it could be forgotten/left behind.
Post # 4
CityBearBride: What type of bag did you use? if you dont mind me asking.
Post # 5
I took my DSLR (Canon EOS1100D) on our honeymoon and took over 2000 photos with it. I love the quality of the pictures, and I am so glad I took it with me. Actually capturing our honeymoon in Thailand and Cambodia was one of the reasons why I even bought the camera.
As for the bachelorette, in my experience the bride is always too busy to take photos.
Post # 6
CityBearBride: +1 do you really want that many pics of the bachelorette anyways???
Post # 7
I say get a little dslr rebel, or just a nice point and shoot. Learn to use its different scenario Settings.
i have a beast of a camera too- it’s too heavy, cumbersome and expensive to bring to rowdy occasions
Post # 8
I always travel with my dSLR but it’s a pain. I either have to bring my bulky camera bag or shove it in my oversized cross-body, which is usually what I do since it’s easier to carry (I keep it in a camera coat so it’s protected – that could be something for you to look into, that way you can carry it in a normal purse). When photo opportunities arise, I want to have the camera that we spent a fortune on, that takes incredible pictures, over some cheap point and shoot or my iPhone. I don’t bring it everywhere though. Sometimes convenience and comfort trump the ability to take awesome pictures. I normally just bring it when I think that there’s going to be cool stuff to photograph (it basically never left my side when we were in Paris last year).
For me personally, I wouldn’t bring it to the bachelorette since you’ll prob be too busy to use it much anyway. Not to mention, Atlantic city isn’t exactly picturesque. I would definitely bring it to Mexico though.