Pages: 1 [2]   Go Down

Author Topic: Traveling lite w camera gear to Peru....  (Read 2041 times)

AnthonyM

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 51
Re: Traveling lite w camera gear to Peru....
« Reply #20 on: April 09, 2017, 02:12:53 PM »

All the top brands can produce superb images.

It really boils down to what the photographer enjoys using.  There is no substitute for trying something out.

If you have specialist needs, e.g. sport, wildlife, sophisticated lighting system, then the field narrows.  But that does not seem to be where the OP is.
Logged

Dominique_R

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 88
    • Dominique Robert Photography
Re: Traveling lite w camera gear to Peru....
« Reply #21 on: April 09, 2017, 03:51:43 PM »

"Luxborealis",

Could you entertain, for a moment, that you read into the "best" statement what you wanted to

That is rather difficult to imagine. I mean, there are statements in which one can read what they want, because they leave some room for interpretation. But a sentence such as "After showing me the Canon gear....he asked if I wanted to see the BEST......the Sony" leaves no such room. It means, very clearly, "Now that we've seen what canon has to offer, let's see the best [superlative, i.e., better than all the other brands, including the Canons we've just seen]." You cannot misinterpret such a sentence, and the best proof of that is that the OP reneged on her earlier statement as not having been true to what had happened.

do consider that there are honest people in the world who might just be trying to fulfill a customer's needs
Quite, quite. However, an honest and knowledgeable salesman, only trying to genuinely help a customer, would not say what the OP originally reported. They might however say what the OP reported after having corrected herself.

Therefore, my original reaction was, IMO, perfectly justified, as well as was my decision to let the matter drop after the OP had corrected her initial rendition of what had happened. And before "hogloff" picked it up, I mean.

Two of us, both long-time forum contributors, have since validated the comment by highly recommending the Sony as an excellent choice that might just fit her needs.
It might, it might not. Time will tell. But I fail to see what the reference to "long-time forum contributors" is doing here, and why you saw fit to drop it in, almost incidentally. If it is to indicate that, by the way, you guys have more posts than I under your belt, it is certainly true; however, remember also that experience is a searchlight that only lights the way we've already trodden.  ::)

What an unfortunate departure from the OP's question. I hope this hasn't turned her off of the Lu-La Forum as it really is a great place to get very helpful information, recommendations and help.

I do hope so as well. That is why I had suggested earlier to leave it at that.

Before you picked it up again, I mean.

Now, maybe we can indeed let it rest.  ;)

Logged

BrownBear

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 93
Re: Traveling lite w camera gear to Peru....
« Reply #22 on: April 10, 2017, 09:35:07 PM »

We spent 4 decades packing heavy, bulky, expensive gear to the points of the compass. It takes young bodies, extraordinary planning for transport and security, and in pretty short order camera care dominates everything you do.  It also limits the places you can go once you arrive.

We've retired and put all that behind us now. This past winter I picked up a Sony RX100V.  In spite of its limited zoom range (24-70mm equivalent), it's worked out to be about the best landscape camera I've used. Stellar image quality, plus it's small and easy to carry. I have it with me all the time, and as a result it gets lots of use.  Unless wildlife is on the agenda, it's the only camera I'd consider traveling with these days.

In fact we were on the road in the Southeast for a couple of weeks this winter with lots of walking. My wife lugged a 7200 and a couple of lenses while I carried only the Sony.  After a very few days she simply quit carrying her 7200 or giving photography any thought at all. Meanwhile I had a ball.

Best decision I made was to buy her a RX100V the moment we returned from the trip.  She's an ardent fan now as well.
Logged

Dominique_R

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 88
    • Dominique Robert Photography
Re: Traveling lite w camera gear to Peru....
« Reply #23 on: April 11, 2017, 03:23:05 AM »

We've retired and put all that behind us now. This past winter I picked up a Sony RX100V.  In spite of its limited zoom range (24-70mm equivalent), it's worked out to be about the best landscape camera I've used.

Of course I'm younger and don't have the same constraints, however, small-sensor point-and-shoots with electronic viewfinders are definitely (and will never be) my cup of tea.

Therefore, my lightweight kit is based on a Fuji X-Pro2 with a couple of fast Fuji primes. That's what I would have recommended to the OP for Peru, if I had to offer an alternative suggestion.
Logged

BrownBear

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 93
Re: Traveling lite w camera gear to Peru....
« Reply #24 on: April 11, 2017, 12:10:58 PM »

...electronic viewfinders are definitely (and will never be) my cup of tea.

I haven't once used the electronic viewfinder on the RX100V. It's optical viewfinder is outstanding. Sensor ain't all that bad either!   ;D
Logged

Eric Myrvaagnes

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 12713
    • http://myrvaagnes.com
Re: Traveling lite w camera gear to Peru....
« Reply #25 on: April 11, 2017, 01:18:59 PM »

One more reason I love my Sony RX10, after several years of Canon DSLRs and piles of lenses:
Since the zoom range on the Sony is the equivalent to 24 to 200mm (full frame), it covers all lengths that I need. But a key point is that because I can't change the lens, I never have to worry about dust or other junk on the sensor. It is sealed!

I still have a sizable collection of sensor cleaning devices and substances which I haven't needed since I got my Sony.
If I were getting a camera now I would go for the RX10 II, which has some notable improvements over the original model, with no added weight, but costs more than the I.. The RX10 III extends from 24mm to 600mm, but weighs a good bit more (around 9 ounces) and costs a lot more.

Eric
Logged
-Eric Myrvaagnes    (A sampler of my new book is on my website.)
http://myrvaagnes.com  Visit my photo website. New images each season. Also visit my new website: http://ericneedsakidney.org

Dominique_R

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 88
    • Dominique Robert Photography
Re: Traveling lite w camera gear to Peru....
« Reply #26 on: April 11, 2017, 04:26:36 PM »

I'm talking fast primes on full frame (or at the very least APS-C), you're talking 24 to 600 zooms on point-and-shoot sensors... It's not the same kind of photography.
Logged

luxborealis

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2259
    • luxBorealis.com - photography by Terry McDonald
Re: Traveling lite w camera gear to Peru....
« Reply #27 on: April 11, 2017, 07:52:24 PM »

I'm talking fast primes on full frame (or at the very least APS-C), you're talking 24 to 600 zooms on point-and-shoot sensors... It's not the same kind of photography.

I was going to bite, but it's just not worth it. Eric and I and BrownBear obviously don't know what we're talking about. With Eric's 50 years, and 40 years each for BrownBear and I - what we're we thinking in even suggesting a "point and shoot" sensor. 🙄
Logged
Terry McDonald - luxBorealis.com.
Flickr Account;
PhotoBlog Read and subscribe!

BrownBear

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 93
Re: Traveling lite w camera gear to Peru....
« Reply #28 on: April 12, 2017, 02:52:30 PM »

Another point for traveling with the RX100V. Zero concern about dusty sensors and sensor cleaning in challenging settings.

Leave the cleaners at home, and never sweat the dust.  It's been a huge bonus for us, especially in the dusty darned desert.   ;D
« Last Edit: April 12, 2017, 03:14:41 PM by BrownBear »
Logged

Eric Myrvaagnes

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 12713
    • http://myrvaagnes.com
Re: Traveling lite w camera gear to Peru....
« Reply #29 on: April 12, 2017, 06:17:04 PM »

With my "point and shoot" mentality I don't even take a tripod with me any more when traveling.
My Sony has excellent stabilization, which admittedly doesn't help me get silky water pix.

But no, I haven't gone the cell-phone route yet.

Eric
Logged
-Eric Myrvaagnes    (A sampler of my new book is on my website.)
http://myrvaagnes.com  Visit my photo website. New images each season. Also visit my new website: http://ericneedsakidney.org
Pages: 1 [2]   Go Up