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Aug 23, 2019 00:03:28   #
OpTech makes a fastener to attach camera to backpack straps. I carry my Oly OMD em5 on those while hiking. It works great and the
Camera is readily available. I will post a link if I can find it. Might save you some $$
 
Aug 13, 2019 12:15:49   #
Never photo'd that kind of event, but suspect that the before, such as the training or briefing, donning of equipment and getting on plane might be intresting. The after part of her reactions might be interesting. Photographing while she is coming down would probably be a waste of time. They will use go-pros on the way down and have great video footage for her, I'd imagine.
Aug 10, 2019 07:53:19   #
I agree that your taking photos there could be a violation of the contract and could cause the photographer to walk off, get upset etc. Having just gone through one of our adult children’s wedding I can assure you can add NOTHING to the number or quality of photographs taken by the pro. It is also possible that they will have a videographer there as well. Where you might be an asset is at the rehearsal the night before and rehearsal dinner if there is going to be one. Often there are scant photos of those more informal events.
Aug 7, 2019 09:37:43   #
In disagree with the notion of getting another bridge camera. If you want indoor fast action photography then full frame is the way to go with a fast high quality lens. This from an Oly 4/3 sensor user. If and when I start shooting in that environment (grandkids sports inside) I will change systems.
Aug 6, 2019 23:07:38   #
Dossille hit the nail on the head. Makes perfect sense
Aug 6, 2019 14:21:29   #
Well certainly Christianity is one religion there. But keep in mind there are a lot of variations on that religion as well as a broad spectrum of Judaism and Islam. Christians do not even agree on exactly where Christ was crucified. The interactions amongst these peoples is fascinating. Spend some time in the Old City and this will become apparent. We certainly found that our Jewish guide knew more about Christianityin Israel than we could ever know. Do not miss the Holocaust Museum....when East Germany fell many of their archives, including video, were transferred to this museum.
 
Aug 6, 2019 11:27:46   #
On a trip there I had no need for a long lens. The scenes, such as Jerusalem, will be tight. You need to go wide. Also, whoever recommended a fast prime was correct. There are some indoor dark situations that will require no flash. Wrap your mind around fact that you are going to have to up the ISO to get these shots. Things will be crowded. Get used to the idea that you will have people in your shots. For me, that was perfect. Diverse cultures and traditions. Finally, slightly off topic, Israel has among the best food in the world. Put as much effort on finding great restaurants as you do photography. (Good wine but lousy beer!). Going back there next year!
Aug 5, 2019 10:51:01   #
Yep. Oly means Olympus. Prob not appropriate for your needs at this point. Looong conversation on why...sensor size, menus, etc. I’d stick with the Canon, Nikon, Sony lines.
Aug 5, 2019 00:59:46   #
I’d recommend a used DSLR. I love Pentax, but looking at the available used lenses and accessories for cameras I think I’d go for Nikon, Canon or Sony. (I’m an Oly user and don’t have a dog in the fight.). Those three have a large used market.

I’d suggest something like a Canon 60D with an 18/135 zoom lens and perhaps a 50 mm prime. That setup is several generations old but still capable of excellent photography. I’d guess you could get that set up for about $500 or less. (I onced owned this camera with quite a few lenses and gave it to the local high school. The camera really is a good value.). If she broke the thing it would not be the end of the world. At Sarah’s age I’d not recommend spending a lot of money on a camera because of kids’ ever changing interests.
Jul 30, 2019 00:16:45   #
The Oly 14/150 is a decent lens. I have it and use it when weight is an issue. I must say that I have a 12/100 Pro lens which is an amazingly sharp lens. There are some used pro lenses out there so you might want to keep looking.
Jul 25, 2019 09:34:00   #
Steve, I have the Oly OMD em 5Mii with the 12/100 Pro lens. I also have a few primes such as a 12 mm which is tiny. It is a wonderful camera and setup. That being said, the Oly is due for a replacement / upgrade sometime soon. Further, you have to ask yourself what exactly you are going to be doing with the camera. In my case, I travel quite a bit and hike often. Sometimes weight is a real concern in that extended hikes at high altitudes can be exhausting. So the Oly works for me. If weight were not an issue, or if I needed low light capability (not a strong suit for the Oly) I’d stick with the Sony. I can also say that the startup time and focus tracking of the Oly is not superb.

For what it is worth I can enlarge photos quite a bit and not have issues. The pixel peepers and equipment wonks May disagree...and on occasion I purposely use noise in my shots for effect. So...long story, don’t switch for the sake of switching. It has to be done for a purpose. Happy shooting
 
Jul 13, 2019 11:01:24   #
Co-worker? Do it in exchange for a lunch.
Jun 29, 2019 00:16:36   #
I shoot raw only unless somewhere where I want to quickly share photos. Then I shoot raw and small jpgs. Import all raw photos into LR. Then go through the pics and DELETE DELETE DELETE the pics that will never see the light of day. Then delete a few more. Then process and export into jpg for prints.
Jun 27, 2019 11:26:24   #
On a cruise/ land based trip? Unless you anticipate doing some dedicated animal shots leave the beast home. Been to Asia and can say that the bulk of my photos are wide angle with people. You will be in fast-paced cities. Interact with the people. You are perfectly set up that without that lens.
Jun 25, 2019 09:33:58   #
OleMe wrote:
J.B.

Try testing the WiFi in a location with no other WiFi around. I've been looking at this Olympus and ny reading says the connection is just between the cam and cell phone. Read the manual and test.

The cam is also capable of geo-tagging photos, reading gps info from your phone. They must be synched fir this to work.

As long as batteries are charged AND you are using a compatible phone, you should be able to trust them.

Good luck.


JB. That is exactly correct. The camera and phone are connected via their own little WiFi rather than Bluetooth. Kind of odd. It works well but is a real battery drain.

Rick
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