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Apr 24, 2019 19:50:06   #
repleo wrote:
Thanks Jerry.
I lucked out - got a new, unopened LF-1 for $225. Good deal. My RX100iii may be going on the auction block.


My Panasonic LF-1 arrived today. I fell in love with it all over again. I forgot to mention that in addition to having a viewfinder, 28-200 mm zoom and easy pocketable size, it has an f2.0 Zeiss lens, macro setting, full manual control (a little clumsy but doable) WiFi connectivity and shoots RAW.
I will be bringing it with me to Spain next month as a backup to my A7Rii. I suspect I will end up using my
LF-1 more than my FF set-up.
 
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Apr 23, 2019 08:29:09   #
sierra 23 wrote:
All good information. The camera body, all lenses, and batteries come with me on board along with external hard drive and computer. I use a Scotte Vest that has 32 pockets. If I travel on smaller air planes I fill the vest pockets with everything if the carry on is not allowed. I just have to move slowly. I have had up to 25 lbs in the vest and never a question. I also use a small pack that has built in snap hooks on all of the zippers. It has a computer compartment and a file area. It opens like suitcase so you can find stuff easily and you are not digging down into a black hole. I also put all batteries in plastic clear boxes where they are not loose and touching each other. The camera batteries keep the plastic cover on them. The pack is nice because I just lay it down and open it up and most of the equipment is exposed. The lenses all go in neoprene pouches. I make sure none of my luggage screams "expensive equipment". The vest I got @ scottevest.com and the pack is a Travelon - many to choose from - the one I described is the top one. Also there is a web page out that has a listing for all airlines and lists their bag restrictions. onetravel.com/travel/baggage-fees/? ...... Hope this helps.
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25 lbs of lenses stuffed into 32 vest pockets might look like a suicide bomber to some nervous, trigger happy law enforcement agent. I think I would rather trust my luck with the baggage handlers than risk my life walking into an airport like that.
Apr 22, 2019 18:57:15   #
Karen11571 wrote:
......‘cause I’m proud of it......


...and so you should be.....
Apr 22, 2019 18:55:05   #
rlaugh wrote:
for fun...added some smoke on last one..


They are pretty cool. What did you use?
Apr 22, 2019 18:52:44   #
Could it be light leaking in through the viewfinder? I assume you are using the 10 stop ND on your longest exposures which would accentuate the problem. I think I read somewhere that can be a problem with long exposures on DSLR's.

I'm mirrorless, so I didn't pay too much attention.

Nice shot by the way. The banding looks pretty natural on that shot.
Apr 22, 2019 18:52:44   #
Could it be light leaking in through the viewfinder? I assume you are using the 10 stop ND on your longest exposures which would accentuate the problem. I think I read somewhere that can be a problem with long exposures on DSLR's.

I'm mirrorless, so I didn't pay too much attention.

Nice shot by the way. The banding looks pretty natural on that shot.
 
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Apr 22, 2019 18:37:31   #
Its a camera bag !!!
Apr 22, 2019 09:56:03   #
I only need reading glasses and I don't use them when using the EVF. I may need them for the LCD viewfinder. That is one of the reasons I am mirrorless. I can review the shot and change all of my settings in the EVF without having to put my glasses on to 'chimp'.
Apr 22, 2019 09:44:07   #
On many European flights, the cost of checking a bag is way more than than than the passenger fare, so it is worth managing your luggage needs. Some airlines (eg Alitallia) don't even allow a carry-on with their cheapest fares.
Then again fares within Europe can be ridiculously cheap. I found a Ryanair o/w fare from Dublin to one of the London airports for about $11 - the same price as the commuter rail from Providence RI to Boston. We once flew from Dublin to Marseille France for a $8 o/w fare.
Apr 22, 2019 07:05:39   #
POVDOV wrote:
What are the restrictions for carrying on a 100-400mm lens and EOS 7d ii? Thanks for the help


Most airlines allow a 'personal' item like a handbag, purse or laptop in addition to the usual 'carry-on' bag. This could be a small camera bag. The personal item is supposed to go under the seat, but once you have boarded you can usually get away with putting it in an overhead bin if you can find space. Some airlines specifiy a max size of approx 10"x8"x8" or limit weight to 4-5lbs for the personal item. European airlines tend to enforce size and eight restrictions much more strigently than US airlines.

Note that if the overhead bins are full when boarding, the airline staff may require you to ramp check the bag and place it in the hold.

It happened to me once. I had everything packed nicely in my bag ready to board, but was forced to ramp check it at the door of the plane. Then after 2 hours sitting on the tarmac, the flight was cancelled. We weren't allowed to reclaim our luggage. We were left to fend for ourselves to find accomodation for the night - unsuccesfully. It was pouring rain and my phone was almost dead. My jacket and phone charger were in the bag. I spent a miserable, cold night in Philly terminal.
Apr 21, 2019 19:18:11   #


Thanks Jerry.
I lucked out - got a new, unopened LF-1 for $225. Good deal. My RX100iii may be going on the auction block.
 
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Apr 21, 2019 10:17:23   #
jerryc41 wrote:
First, let me say that I am not looking for a compact. I have a small Sony a6000 and a smaller Sony WX9, as well as a very old Canon SD800 Elph. Every day we get requests for recommendations for compacts or travel cameras. Yesterday, I thought I'd do a search and see what I could find. Not much.

If I were seriously looking, I would have spent more time, but nothing obvious jumped out at me. I had expected that I'd have a choice of several excellent cameras with three features. I was looking for three things: compact, viewfinder, wide zoom range. And I was searching in the $500 range, so that nice $5,000 Leica was out. Canon, Panasonic, and Sony were frequently recommended in online articles, but most had significant shortcomings, especially the missing viewfinder. Reading the one-star reviews of the Panasonic Lumix on Amazon was an eye-opener. Reliability was awful, and service matched it.

It's hard to believe that with all the progress being made with cameras, they can't produce a good, reliable, durable camera with those three features I mentioned above. My Sonys might be old, but they still work, and they're paid for.

https://www.lifewire.com/best-viewfinder-cameras-493677
http://www.compactcamerawithviewfinder.com/
http://www.imaging-resource.com/compact-cameras-with-viewfinders
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I had a Panasonic LF-1 which was a co-brand version shared with Leica. It was easily pocketable, almost shirt-pocketable, 28-200 zoom and had a useable viewfinder. It was a real gem and was the only camera I brought on several trips to Europe. It has been discontinued, but does crop up occassionally on eBay. I had no problems with it until I put it through my snowblower. I just got a Sony RX100 iii as a replacement. I haven't had a chance to really try the RX100 yet, but my first reaction is that I may switch and get another LF-1
Apr 21, 2019 09:58:56   #
Not speaking from experience, but rather just trying to think it through, I would think that a long thin line of people placed along the center axis of the frame would show minimal distortion regardless of the lens. Nobody will be in the corners of the frame where distortion would be most noticable. Depth of field may be an issue to keep the folks at the end of the line in focus.
I'll follow the thread to see what I can learn from others experience and knowledge.
Apr 20, 2019 20:44:20   #
seagull5 wrote:
My main camera and best I have had the pleasure of using is a RX10M4. I have had my eye on either an A9 or A7111. The Rx10M4 from what I understand is a m111 WITH AN a9 sensor. Auto focus is damn quick on both. So any advantage to stepping up or laterally with the change? I know the price difference is heafty but is it worth it? For what it matters I do have 2 of the RX10`s. So thoughts.....is the A9 or A7 that much better with IQ and such. Not ready to jump and I realize the sony lenses are pricey. This will be a slow move. Any thoughts. This would be my last camera. I shoot mainly wildlife. Just if you get a moment throw me a thought. Thank you
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Somebody posted this link on another tread re the A9. I think you will find it interesting.
https://youtu.be/GyBZ2aFk93I
Apr 19, 2019 22:15:35   #
Plieku69 wrote:
I am laying out the itinerary for a trip through Hoover Dam, Death Valley and north central California in early May. I think that a CPL would greatly benefit my pictures. I have some inexpensive filters that seem to not add much benefit to the photo quality. Therefore I am looking at B+W filters as I see them highly recommended here on UHH.
Adorama has them on sale right now at a very attractive price. Specifically this filter: https://www.adorama.com/bw72xsphkcpn.html

Thank You for your input,
Ken
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Take a look at Breakthrough Photography X4 CPL. They are more expensive than the B+W but I think they are worth it. The BP has a knurled ring which makes it easier to rotate the CPL with the lens hood on. I find it difficult to rotate the B+W without getting finger smudges on the glass.
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