Nice work Jim, I wouldn't have considered the YI M1 prior to reading your blog ... the assumptions we make when we don't have all the information.
Ya, I only got through the first couple of lines and basically lost interest when I got to where it said "I also believe that you should never bring your main camera … because it might be pick pocketed or dropped into a canal. "Although, I prefer to risk my equipment than not bring it with me
Hi PakkyT,Ya, I only got through the first couple of lines and basically lost interest when I got to where it said "I also believe that you should never bring your main camera … because it might be pick pocketed or dropped into a canal. "
What is the point of having a camera if you are afraid to use it anywhere? And why is traveling somehow multiplying the danger of dropping it in a canal or having it stolen? Accidents can happens anywhere as can crime, including where you live. Silly statement. Plus if I felt a place was much more likely to make me the victim of a crime, I would probably just pick another place to visit instead. The planet is full of places to visit, so if you are concerned with one place, then pick another. You are never going to get to them all anyway.
Hi Jim,Hi PakkyT,
While I agree with most of which you wrote, I'm hoping you're just a young guy. You will find learning anything often involves reading things that may not always hold your interest. And crime rates do vary from location to location but it is often compounded if you are unfamiliar with the region and do not speak the language. It is not a silly statement. I should only pick places to visit that have low crime? Well, in this instance I had to speak at a conference so I tried to mix professional responsibilities with some vacation time.