superclarkey wrote in post #14708319
Ok, I don't have 2 full frame bodies but i have two cameras so we good there ( I hope ) ( forgive me )
I forgot i have a Hoya CPL, but thus the first thing i need to get conversion rings so i can put them on all my lens.. so check
I wouldn't nickel dime yourself... Splurge and get a CPL for each lens you will be using. You are doing a paid gig, you don't want to have to switch filters every time you switch lenses. Additionally, you often have problems using lens hoods with adapter rings. Make sure that you have at least one lens hood for each of your lenses.
I also noticed that you haven't mentioned a flash. I would not dare take a trip like you are planning without a flash (probably two) that are high speed sync capable.
One of the most prevalent problems I see with most pictures of the people in India is that they lack flash fill. The light throughout much of India can be very harsh and the complexion of many Indians is rather dark. That is a recipe for disaster without fill flash!
Your Canon chargers and virtually all (if not all) notebook computers can function on the higher voltages used in India. However, I would strongly suggest that you buy an adapter for the electrical plugs. I believe that India uses the British form of electrical plug.
When I travel overseas, I bring a plug adapter that is suited to the type of plugs I will encounter. I also have a small and lightweight surge protector with four outlets. I plug the adapter into the wall power and then have four outlets which can receive male U.S. style plugs.
Another accessory that I would not be without is a pair of small physical size but, large capacity external hard drives. My workflow is to download from my CF cards to my computer each night and perform a cursory check to ensure that no equipment problems have surfaced during that days shooting. I then copy all my files to the pair of external hard drives. I always carry the hard drives in different places when I am traveling. One goes into my checked on suitcase and the other goes into my carry on camera bag. The reason for the separation should be self evident.
BTW: check with the airlines on which you will fly regarding weights and sizes of carry on luggage. Never travel with your photo gear in your checked on bag. I can carry my basic equipment (2 bodies, 3 lenses, 2 flashes, plus the accessories such as filters, batteries, chargers, CF cards, etc) in a Lowepro Mini Trekker AW backpack. When shooting, I prefer to carry my gear in a photo vest. Domke vests are better than many of the fly fishing vests that are sold as photography vests. I carry my cameras using a OPTECH Dual Harness which works great...
I can't see your initial posting as I am writing this but, if one of your cameras has a video capablity, using that capability in the lowest quality mode is a great way to identify your images. Simply shoot the secen and narrate the information. You will always have the narration connected to an image. If your cameras don't have video capability, a small inexpensive video camera like the Flip can be used to ID your shots. IMO, it is more efficient than using a tape recorder or writing down the information on a pad. I always seem to lose some of my notes.
I am guessing that you will not be traveling to India during the monsoon season. However, never-the-less, carry an OPTECH Rainsleeve for each camera along with a small roll of gaffers tape. The rainsleeve, taped closed with gaffers tape, is an effective barrier to dust and dirt. NOTE: don't substitute duct tape because it leaves a sticky residue. The Rainsleeves are dirt cheap and very light in weight. I always have a pair in the back pocket of my Domke Photo Vest...
Finally... Visit your doctor and explain that you are traveling to India and want a course of medications that will combat diarrhea. The runs can really destroy the fun of a trip...