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Some comments on Photo equipment and traveling

Journal Entry: Sun Feb 16, 2014, 8:04 AM
Well as you guessed by now i'm in love with traveling and also addicted to Photography. That's why i'd like to give some comments (you're asked for it :-) on equipment. Camera-wise i'm just using Canon products here. Why ? I'm just used to it since my childhood. (I'm sure Nikon would do the same great job). Normally i travel with a Canon EOS 5d Mark III Body, a 16-35mm (my favorite) EF lens, a 100-400mm (get near to Lions !) EF lens, a 8-15mm (if you need to cover the whole thing) Fisheye EF lens and a EF Extender (2x) for the 100-400mm (if the Butterflies just not get near you). What i learned from my experience with Lenses is - never ever go for cheap Lenses and no i don't like the all-in-one from 8-400mm (just doesn't work for me) ;-) Always protect your Lenses with a UV filter (the Hoya Professional stuff is expensive but it's a lot cheaper than having a damaged Lens somewhere in Antarctica). Change the Original Lens Caps from Canon (they just crap and you will lose them all the time -> the new ones are better now). Get a rugged and light Tripod and Monopod (you can use this also as a Walking Stick or to dodge nasty Bugs away ;-) - i prefer the Manfrotto stuff here. The Carbon Tripod is just great and no heavy weight. What else ? Always a second charged Battery, enough cleaning Tissues for the Lenses, enough SD Memory Cards and a small handy water-resistant Flashlight. (try to change your equipment due to a Power Outage in South America ;-). Now Bags.. hm.. i used a Crumpler Bag when i started but since i use to many gear i needed to change. My always used Bag is the Lowe Pro Flipside 400AW. This is the choice for Traveling by Plane etc. It's rugged, has very good and strong Zippers and has a Weather cover. For hiking in the Mountains it's too big. There is used the Lowe Pro Flipside Sport 15AW. My verdict here: Bad (very bad and cheap) Zippers, not enough space (i need some Water too !), the fabric is not rugged enough. Finally for attaching the Camera (i hate having a big camera with a big lens tangle around my neck) i use Sun-Sniper Slings (good and rugged).

So there you have it ;-) Comments are very welcomed.

UPDATE : After long considerations and reading tons of reviews i decided for the F-Stop Tilopa. I keep you posted about my experiences with this Rucksack


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Roger Luethy
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JeffreyDobbs Jun 23, 2013  Professional Photographer
I hope you have a Happy Birthday!
luethy Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes thank you
:iconcheerplz: VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ROGER! :iconcheerplz:
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luethy Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much !
jennystokes Jun 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Happy Birthday Roger...................have fun.
luethy Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I will, thank you
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