Book marked those pages for future use, considering the current COVID 19 situation don't know when thoughFYI, here's some carry-on and personal item size and weight requirements. Varies widely, so you can't assume uniformity.
@L0n3Gr3yW0lf, you may want reconsider your camera gear and laptop. I'd take less and see if you can get by with a tablet vs a big and heavy laptop (2.5 kg). You already have a fairly new iPad. And, there are other ways of backing up your photos than using a laptop. I have an iPad Mini 5 and I find it's the perfect size for travel. I bring a folding keyboard if I need to type a lot of text (not often). A WD Passport Wireless drive can back up photos. I got USB chargers for my camera batteries and an Anker 6 port USB adapter that needs only one AC outlet to charge all our devices.
I can vouch for Anker products, I have used their chargers, cables, and power banks with great results and reliability. I wanted to get the power bank that has power delivery for E-M1 Mark III to use for a very long timelapse but I might have to postpone that for next year.Book marked those pages for future use, considering the current COVID 19 situation don't know when though
I am starting to use Anker gear as well, seems quiet good, including the power bank I got with the EM1.3 from Olympus. Just wish it was the power delivery version.
UnderstandableI have a 60 macro too, but have found that for most casual close-up work, the 12-40 will suffice. I replaced it with a 12-100 f4 Pro, and that also does the job. My usual travel kit would be the EM1.3 or 5.3 with 12-100, 9-18, and 15 f1.7 fast prime. I decided to forego the long telephoto to keep the kit light and compact. If I were expecting to shoot wildlife or distant vistas and have the room, I would take the 40-150 Pro+MC-20. That's my current long lens until my 100-400 comes in. If I had the 75-300, that could serve as a travel long zoom. But, unless wildlife opportunities are expected, I probably would find little use for the long zooms.
Oh "£&$ ... Just realized, if I do travel with the iPad only I won't be able to do panorama stitching, no Brenizer Panos, and no time lapses ... mind you, my iPad has only 32GB internal storage, unless there are new apps that can do that on limited storage capacity or directly from external storage since I tried this 2 years ago.
Now, this got me depressed again.
I do have a dongle for the iPad that accepts one SD and one Micro SD as well as a USB Type-A port. I can import images on the iPad but every time I open up a card with more than 300 pictures on it the Photos app on the iPad (native app) crashes and erases all the previews it builds so when I try to open it again it crashes again (I have a feeling that's because there's not enough RAM to handle more files, hence I consider this iPad old after iPad OS 13 update). And at about 15GB free space if I erase everything on the iPad leaves me with few files I can import, nevermind backup. I could import a few panorama files to be stitched on the iPad but then I have to export, delete the files and import, and repeat. (I tried to do this 2 years ago when I bought the iPad and failed, realizing that iPads are not substitutes for a laptop for my image workflow). While iPad OS 13 brought support for External Hard Drives and Flash Drives on the Lightning and Type-C (latest model) the limitation is still ONE active external drive at a time, meaning either SD Import -> Internal Storage -> Export External Drive or SD Import -> Internal Storage -> Export WiFi Connected Drive.I have seen plug-in flash drives for the iPad. I have a Sandisk iExpand Lightning/USB flash drive that I haven't tested for use with apps. But, I imagine that at least you can store photo files on it as backup. You can use a SD card reader to transfer files to the iPad and from Photos onto the iExpand or something similar.
I don't know much about panorama stitching on the iPad. Does Lightroom for iPad do panorama stitching? Are these something to do when you get home?
Hello. I have a trip to Sicily for a family visit at the end of next month for 2 weeks and a half. I will be doing a lot of photography since I haven't been there in 5 years, going to do a little bit of everything: landscape, wildlife, street, portraits, and possibly some events.
Last year I bought a LowePro FastPack 250 AW that I have used as a daily driver for my commuting to work which has worked quite well and has gotten quite a lot of usage. The reason why I don't want to use on this trip is that it looks too much like a camera backpack for traveling abroad (and I will be doing some city traveling) and I don't think the backpack is very international travel friendly.
I would like to ask the community about their own experience of traveling with your own camera bag/setup. There are so many backpacks out there and so many reviews that I get lost after a few days of research. But at least I know I have some certain preferences that might help me narrow down my options:
*I prefer side zips to be more flexible and mobile (compared to having to put the backpack down to open it up and get access inside)
*Comfortable straps priority (I have back problems and being overweight makes things quite difficult, yus I am working on losing weight but it's not very fast)
*Good security for the zips (I am going to travel by bus, train, and plane and pass through 4 cities) and because it's the first time I travel by plane I am quite a new experience ... for carrying over 8.000 £ in a bag.
*Good weatherproofing for hiking (with room for a water bottle and a tripod, Sicilian hills are very tall and hot even in October)
*And the last one. to carry all my electronic/photography gear:
#Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III (Plus 3 batteries, dual battery charger, 3rd party L bracket grip)
#Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II (Plus 2 batteries, dual USB battery charger, 3rd party L bracket grip)
#Olympus 7-14mm f 2.8 Pro
#Olympus 12-40mm f 2.8 Pro
#Olympus 60mm f 2.8 Macro
#Panasonic Leica DG-Vario Elmarit 50-200mm f 2.8-4 (Plus 1.4x Teleconverter)
#Vanguard Nivelo 214BK
#ASUS Zenbook Pro Duo 15" notebook (with obligatory charger, Active Pencil, 512GB M.2 external USB stick for backup, Logitech MX Ergo)
#Apple iPad 9.7" 2017 (with obligatory Apple Pencil)
#Anker Quad-Port USB charger (plus a couple of travel charging adapter)
#Anker 20.000 mAh PD Power Bank
#Polaroid Zip Printer
The budget I have set aside is 300 £ for a high-quality backpack (which I hope will last me for the next 10 years), to sum it up: to be airport and travel friendly, stealthy and decently secure, roomy for packing most of the stuff, high quality build. What I keep gravitating is Peak Design's Everyday Backpack V2 but I want to consider other options as well, hence why I am asking here.
I can't take to much luggage with me, with only a backpack and a small suitcase, but I will take Crumpler Quick Escape 800 (in the suitcase) for when I am out in the town and possibly when hiking (to keep either the camera with the big Panny Leica lens on quick access). I can't wait to do some timelapse as well, it's been years since I've tried it, that might be the main use of the E-M5 Mark II and the 12-40mm Pro.
Almost forgot to mention: this is the guideline for the luggage I can have:
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If money and time wasn't an objection sure, I would like the idea of 12-100mm f 4 Pro as my do it all. Alas, all I have is 3 zooms (well, that I am going to use that is). I can't imagine the horrors of peeps who like doing video as well as photographyOvidiu, what you really need is the f/4 12-100 plus one of 12/17/25/45 fast(-ish) f/2 or f/1.8 primes.
Then whatever support gear you need.
What you are proposing is overkill IMHO.
Thanks, I will definitely look into itI bought a "Eagle Creek - Weekender" back in 2013 that I've been using to travel on an airplane for business reasons. I could stuff enough clothing for almost 10 days, pair of shoes, personal hygiene bag, and 2 camera bodies, 3 lenses. Dimension was legit for a cabin size luggage in North America. It has hidden shoulder straps to carry it like a backpack.
I would keep my laptop in a separate bag with its own case.
It has been discontinued, but something like this looks very interesting : https://www.eaglecreek.com/shop/caldera-collection/caldera-travel-pack-45l-ec0a4p5w#hero=2
I know it's not the cheapest out there, but why would be cheap with things that have a lot of value inside? They are worth every cent.
On EasyJet website, they say there's no limit to weight for cabin luggage, only dimension size: 56 x 45 x 25 cm / 22 x 17.7 x 9.8 inch. but they do request you be able to lift it into the cabin or IF it fits under the front seat (which is what I am hoping for) you can store it there. For the hold luggage, it's 15 Kgs.Does your airline have weight limits for carry-on baggage? Some international carriers I've flown have really strict carry-on weight limits.
I do know how it sounds, family visit with a significant amount of gear. I will be spending half of the time on my own since my mom is working most of the week. In the current climate,I don't know when I will get to travel next so I do want to make the most out of it, why I want to try a bit of everything but videography. I am still finding it hard to see how iPad workflow works with hundreds of pictures (if not more) unless the iPad has 512GB or more storage and/or it used in conjunction with (can't remember the name of it) the wireless hard drive that works with iPads, of which I don't have either.I live in Canada's Arctic and travel on small planes from community to community with my EM1X and 3 lenses and iPad, using only low bandwidth satellite communication, and I carry about 1/4 of the items you're taking to Italy to see family!
On EasyJet website, they say there's no limit to weight for cabin luggage, only dimension size: 56 x 45 x 25 cm / 22 x 17.7 x 9.8 inch. but they do request you be able to lift it into the cabin or IF it fits under the front seat (which is what I am hoping for) you can store it there. For the hold luggage, it's 15 Kgs.
|EasyJet Airline||All||56 x 45 x 25 cm|
22 x 17.7 x 9.8 in
|Undisclosed||Only with certain fare types.|
45 x 36 x 20 cm
17.7 x 14.2 x 7.8 in
Thank you for the advice, I am in the same zone with you on everythingI would recommend that:
- Do not put anything of value in checked luggage as it will get stolen. Friends have had laptops and electronic stuff disappear. This means it should be in carry on so pack needs to accommodate this.
- Get a pack with a separate storage area for odds and ends. Very useful if wanting to say freshen up after or before a flight and for storing anything that is valuable and not going in to checked luggage. I use a Lowepro pack that's discontinued where camera gear is in lower compartment and has an separate upper compartment for other stuff. I think they still make something similar. It's held up really well and been allover the world.
- Get a collapsable pack for use when sight seeing. I find that I either have a day out in the country or in a city and so don't want to lug whole kit around.
- Make sure the carry on pack is padded as stuff in overhead lockers can be treated rather roughly sometimes. Flight attendants sometimes move stuff to pack more in!
- Cut back on what you need to take a few zooms will cover 90% plus of your requirements. You'll find that most of the stuff will not be used.
- Enjoy the trip and stay safe.