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Equipment for China

Photo equipment I'll carry to China

After working in Nola I was able to pick up my new camera. For a couple of years I’d wanted to buy a Canon 40D for my travels but, when I started looking, I found that the 50D would be out in about 1 month. I waited for the month and then ordered the 50D. This is a 15 mp, digital SLR.

The 50D is heavy but a great camera. It has manual and auto settings, depending on what is applicable. I have one lens that I’ll take, a 28-105 zoom. I have a 8gb memory card and plan to buy one or two more as I hope to shoot in RAW and in jpeg since each card will only hold 250 photos.

I’d hope to pick up a storage drive in order to copy all of the photos but unfortunately, having had no work come in for the last few weeks more equipment won’t be forthcoming before my departure in 3 weeks.

I’d also hoped to purchase a backpack camera case. I have now decided that a new case wouldn’t be necessary as we have a sturdy padded backpack that I bought on my last trip to China. It will hold my camera and case, and all has enough room for personal belongings.

I have a very old but incredibly great tripod that I was planning to carry, but my mom gave me my dad’s tripod which is much lighter and just as sturdy. The nice thing about my dad’s is that it is smaller and will fit into my carry-on bag. I’d just purchased a new bag for my old tripod and was going to feel very smug carrying a fancy tripod check-in bag and the new camera. Now I’ll send it back.

Alas I won’t be able to fool people into thinking I’m a professional photographer.

Posted by Miss Chris 20:31

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