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Visiting Brasil in July, any tips on gears and things I need to be careful about?

 
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Jun 09, 2011 10:58 |  #1

I will be vsiting Brasil in July for about 2.5 weeks. Will attend a wedding in Sao Paulo and hang out with a few friends there. Not sure where else to visit yet at this moment.

I guess that I 'll insure my camera gears and be careful around the surroundings. As for gears, I 'm more inclined towards 60D right now because of its video functionality, therefore more versatile. the 5D is indeed a better tool for portrait though, but bringing two cameras is too much for me.

Anybody here has been to Brasil? How is the safety condition there? Is it ok to bring DSL? Anything else that I need to keep in mind?

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Jun 09, 2011 11:13 |  #2

I live in Brasil and am very careful when I take my 5D out. It is rarely out in public and usually only to events. Also when visiting other cities that I want to shoot and have my camera with me I always keep it out of site. Brasil is a great country to visit but you can't let your guard down when carrying a DSLR around. If you are not use to traveling to other countries I would bring a cheaper camera that I wouldn't be worried about loosing. there are many times that I don't bring it and other times that I do bring it just depends on the situation. One thing is you can never leave it out of your site.

São Paulo is a great city for taking architectural photos especially if you have someone to show you around. I also enjoy visiting Rio. Lots a good places to take photos there.

Brazil can be a great country just don't let your guard down and you should be OK


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Jun 09, 2011 14:26 |  #3

Been down there a few times, both Rio and Sao Paulo. Be careful and you should be fine, it's very helpful if you can find one of your local friends to show you around. Carry your camera in a bag that doesn't look like a camera bag and you should be ok.




  
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