December 17th, 2009
As I explained in the previous post dedicated to the wedding of Kim & Jeff , I will detail the equipment used for this type of reporting and return on one essential point: Backups and skimming, this solution I decided to a Netbook, first observations video in this post.
Carried equipment for the wedding:
Nikon D3 and Nikon D700, I invested in a D700 as the second case there are about 4 months (D700 replaced the D200 as my backup box) following failure of my D3, the failure was between the screen and the case, so basically instead of the fancy menus I had it right on my screen.
Note that the Nikon support Belgium (Procirep) was very fast at the time, the case is returned within 3 days.
Difficult to give you my impressions of the D700, I never use it, just insurance if the D3 drop me a story.
Objectives: Nikon 14mm 2.8 Nikon 20mm 2.8, Nikon 50mm 1.4, Nikon 85mm 1.4, Ring ARAX Volna + 80 2.8 (basically the tilt of the poor)
Flashes: 2 X SB 800, SB 900 X 1, X 1 SU400 (controller flash)
The rest: CF cards, chargers, mini tripod Manfrotto (super convenient, it should be 15 cm and ca troubleshoot a failure to take a real walk) Net book samsung N510 for backups.
Traveling by plane with camera equipment that takes the place is anything but simple if you are not in business, basically you are limited in size and weight, small board, if you travel several is best divide the material into several bags.
A recording distribute your material to someone who accompanies you time to weigh your bags, you can put everything in your bag after recording it.
If you only wear wide pants pocket also helps to put his goals in his pockets, the time to weigh the bags, it may seem a bit silly but have several times made it possible to avoid problems. Always keep on you will ensure your story, not to hold that it is not absolutely essential!
During the marriage I used a Lowepro CompuTrekker from home for the rest of the holiday I stayed on my Domke F6 bag I love this bag, it got everywhere, there is no camera bag, it is solid and me allows you to take the necessary, a box, 20, 50, 85 and possibly a flash.
Backup and skimming, Samsung N510 Netbook Test:
To manage the large amount of images, I considered several solutions bouncer autonomous map, massive purchase of memory card, to finally decide to turn towards a netbook first hot reactions in the following video.
Note that since my purchase of the Samsung N510, other netbook came out with the Compaq Mini 311c which seems equally interesting for a lower price and very promising Asus EeePC Seashell 1201N
A more complete test is available on the Blogeee site.
Some pictures "tourist" of Bali, so a little bit of everything, this is clearly a country that I would repeat with a real photographic approach and a real issue!