This question is to experienced photographers who have dealt with this question. Please, only responses from folks who have dealt with this issue, or pros or semi-pros whose advice would help. Thanks Upcoming moto tour in summer and early fall: 4 weeks in Newfoundland. Should I: Bring the really good (and heavy, bulky and expensive) gear that takes great pics, or Bring the cheaper, light, compact sensor DSLR. Issues are weight, bulk, risk/pain of theft, risk of water damage (I'm told it rains in NL), pleasure to use, and of course image quality. Background info in case you're still reading: I'm a not-bad amateur, sold and published more than a few pics over the years, and smart enough to know that the difference between me and a real pro is huge. That said, 90% of the time I can get the same shot. It just takes me longer. Photography is not the main goal of the trip, but it's important. The "good gear" would be a Canon 5D mk3 and the usual R lenses. The alternative would be a cheap Canon compact DSLR (SL 1), that I find a joy to use and takes lovely snapshots. Tripod with ball head and pano head comes either way. Will also bring a waterproof point and shoot (pics range from fair to pretty good), and a smart phone. Most of the pics would be web use only, but a few will be used for large prints.