I am scheduled to travel to Brazil for the World Cup. Plan is spend about a week and see at least 2 first round group games. At various times I would be in Sao Paulo, Rio, Cuiaba and Curitiba; Rio would however be my base. I am presently trying to make up my mind on the equipment to take based on shooting options likely to be available.
My primary reason to travel is to watch soccer matches with a small group of people.
What I’m I likely to shoot? Subject to what kind of equipment I can take into the stadiums, would like to capture the excitement before, during and after the soccer matches and generally the sights of the various places I may be able to visit in Brazil.
Equipment to take? I plan to travel as light as possible so all my equipment must fit with my personal items in my 2 piece carry on-luggage; so weight is an issue. My thinking is that I take one general purpose (zoom) lens and one prime; plus my D800.
What are my options? In terms of Bodies; D800 and D300 (choice already made…D800). Lenses either the 24-70 f/2.8 or 24-120 f/4 (both Nikons) AND either the Sigma35 f/1.4 or Nikon 50and f/1.8. I may also decide to just go with a one lens solution. Would have liked to take my 70-200 f/2.8 but can’t see how I can based on my weight restrictions.
Since I would be moving around a lot, not presently sure what I can take into the stadiums, weight considerations…and also for security/safety reasons, I am also exploring a mirror less solution and have been looking closely at the Sony a7. For this to work I would have to buy the a7 with 55 f/1.8 and the 24-70 f/4 lenses (both zeiss for sony) …..bcos Sony kit lenses not well rated from available reviews….which would set me back well close to US$3k…….which I would rather not incur and presently not too keen on building/investing in a new camera system.
Any helpful thoughts would be appreciated please….