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Jun 23, 2012 00:24 |  #46

dingie256 wrote in post #14619312 (external link)
I went to istanbul last year and my advice is:
1. reduce the things you bring, like the tele and tripod
2. wide angle is used much more on vacation

I don't know. It really depends on what kind of thing you shoot. Detail shots are done well with telephoto. Establishing shots done best with wide.

When I was in Turkey a couple months ago I really split my time up between the 85mm 1.2 70-200 and 16-35. Almost all my close up work was done with the 85 and 70-200 and an extention tube. Both lenses are crazy big n heavy, but I wont leave the house without em.


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Jun 23, 2012 00:59 |  #47

Dj R wrote in post #14619229 (external link)
why are you bringing the laptop?

Almost 24 hours in an air port / the air
Dumping my shots
Movies
Probably filming a short to edit this week


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Jun 23, 2012 01:01 |  #48

dingie256 wrote in post #14619312 (external link)
1. reduce the things you bring, like the tele and tripod

Can't. Won't.
Besides the tripod could go in my pocket. Its not even a pound.


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Jun 23, 2012 06:29 as a reply to  @ Willin87's post |  #49

Develop a safe method of moving objects around you when both inside and outside so that nothing leaves your field of vision.

If doing something, never put anything down on one side of you then turn to do something else for even a second.

It's a simple mistake in that you look round you and "think" no one is around, don't make that mistake. There may be someone above you with a fishing rod!

It's all about opportunity, if you allow it then it "can" take place.




  
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Jun 23, 2012 08:25 |  #50

Willin87 wrote in post #14619558 (external link)
Almost 24 hours in an air port / the air
Dumping my shots
Movies
Probably filming a short to edit this week

Ah movies. I don't shoot video. So I'm just going to bring around 200gb in memory cards. Leave the laptop at home, less weight, less risk. Will bring the iPad for the travel and planning.

Have a great trip!


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Jun 23, 2012 12:54 |  #51

Rent the 10-22, best thing you can do. 17 is not wide enough for a crop, and you won't have time to adjust and mess with it for 1000s of shots. My 17-50 is on my camera the most here, but like the other guy said, over there, the 10-20 was on mostly, using the entire zoom range.

It is an awesome trip, I loved it there and what a great place to shoot to boot!


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Jun 25, 2012 10:27 |  #52

noisejammer wrote in post #14606588 (external link)
Once word
Insurance.

It costs me about 1.5% of the insured value per year. So your $3k worth of toys would cost about $45 for the year.

Seriously, if you're too scared to use your camera, you may as well leave it at home.

EXACTLY!


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Jun 26, 2012 14:14 as a reply to  @ NeoTokyo's post |  #53

Seemed to me ages ago that people who had their camera stuff stolen were usually just carrying it in a Slingshot or toploader style of bag, the sort that is easily carried (and concealed) by both the owner and thief. I've sort of gone the other way when I travel and I bring every piece of camera equipment I own (except the 75-300 :p ). All fits in one bag. I'm very fit and I don't mind carrying it. It is 19kg fully loaded and I can guarantee that whoever picks it up is going to be very surprised and unable to run faster with it than I can empty. Also, I never have the "wish I'd brought such and such lens" regret (I've never authored a "Which lens for Zurich" post ;) ). Maybe a bit unorthodox method but 42 countries so far doing this and not a single problem in any of them. Unless I'm held at gunpoint and having it forcibly taken, I hope it will continue to work. Just don't ignore your stuff and keep your wits about ya and you'll do fine.


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Jun 26, 2012 14:23 as a reply to  @ post 14608547 |  #54

3 Things

* Insurance

* Pelican 1510 to carry everything

* Cable lock for when you have to take your eyes off of it.


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Jun 26, 2012 14:29 |  #55

you should have a stand alone policy. do not get a rider on your homeowners. You do not want anything to effect your premiums on the homeowners.


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Jun 26, 2012 15:33 |  #56

Youngback wrote in post #14635200 (external link)
Seemed to me ages ago that people who had their camera stuff stolen were usually just carrying it in a Slingshot or toploader style of bag, the sort that is easily carried (and concealed) by both the owner and thief. I've sort of gone the other way when I travel and I bring every piece of camera equipment I own (except the 75-300 :p ). All fits in one bag. I'm very fit and I don't mind carrying it. It is 19kg fully loaded and I can guarantee that whoever picks it up is going to be very surprised and unable to run faster with it than I can empty. Also, I never have the "wish I'd brought such and such lens" regret (I've never authored a "Which lens for Zurich" post ;) ). Maybe a bit unorthodox method but 42 countries so far doing this and not a single problem in any of them. Unless I'm held at gunpoint and having it forcibly taken, I hope it will continue to work. Just don't ignore your stuff and keep your wits about ya and you'll do fine.

Fine Youngback!

Come back when you are Oldback...:D (around 60 or so...) and if I am still around, we can discuss which lens goes to which country...


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Jun 26, 2012 17:12 |  #57

Youngback wrote in post #14635200 (external link)
Seemed to me ages ago that people who had their camera stuff stolen were usually just carrying it in a Slingshot or toploader style of bag, the sort that is easily carried (and concealed) by both the owner and thief. I've sort of gone the other way when I travel and I bring every piece of camera equipment I own (except the 75-300 :p ). All fits in one bag. I'm very fit and I don't mind carrying it. It is 19kg fully loaded and I can guarantee that whoever picks it up is going to be very surprised and unable to run faster with it than I can empty. Also, I never have the "wish I'd brought such and such lens" regret (I've never authored a "Which lens for Zurich" post ;) ). Maybe a bit unorthodox method but 42 countries so far doing this and not a single problem in any of them. Unless I'm held at gunpoint and having it forcibly taken, I hope it will continue to work. Just don't ignore your stuff and keep your wits about ya and you'll do fine.

So you pay for excess baggage, or buy undies and toothpaste when you're there?


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Jun 26, 2012 17:48 as a reply to  @ Steve of Cornubia's post |  #58

SoC: I get 2 bags under 23kg. My clothes and other stuff in the other backpack usually weighs around 12kg. If you go someplace hot, you don't need much.

MakisM1: Touche. I did say it was unorthodox though.


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Jul 05, 2012 02:12 |  #59

MakisM1 wrote in post #14615941 (external link)
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Two guys on a moped, the one in the rear will try to strip the camera off your shoulder in one motion. They will not go for the camera around your neck, because they are at risk of YOU stripping them off the moped. Your wife's bag is also at risk. They prefer bags for the ready cash.
...

I have on my camera bags an additional strap with metal closure. This connects my belt with the camera bag. So thieves on a moped will have to accelerate my 110 kg body too.
Thieves who would like to grab my gear will get it - for half a meter distance, then the strap hold it back.

MakisM1 wrote in post #14615941 (external link)
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You stop at a cafe and put the camera on the table. Kid run by, grabs the camera and disappears into the crowd.
...

There use the strap as additional safety measure too.

I heard from one who was at a cafe, the camera bag under his chair. Another one sitting on the other side of the desk - camera back was stolen without the two notice it!


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Jul 05, 2012 02:51 |  #60

Willin87 wrote in post #14608037 (external link)
I'm carrying a decoy wallet
With a little note in english / italian / romanian
Just for fun
Maybe some monopoly money or this $1,000,000 bill I have.

Is it Romanian an official language in Italy / Vatican? Because otherwise I would say that since it is not an international language you are just trying to say that the thieves are Romanian. Care to elaborate?




  
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