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To bring or not to bring....DSLR Camera to Europe x2 months?

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11. Posted by sumthinswt (Budding Member 26 posts) 10y

Thanks again for reaffirming that bringing my DSLR will be a good idea!!

Regarding insurance...anyone know where i can purchase insurance for jut the camera and/or other electronic equipment? I already have my medical covered...is there a way to just have insurance to just cover my camera/ipod/phone?

atle: what is a crumpler bag?

Yes..I'll definately have to pick up a few more CF cards.

12. Posted by Jase007 (Travel Guru 8870 posts) 10y

Hi there,
When i went away last year i put my srl and laptop on my house insurance, ring them up and see what their stance is.
It only cost me £5 extra and they are covered for up to 6 months travel.

Jase

13. Posted by atle (Budding Member 3 posts) 10y

Crumpler is a company specializing in amongst other photo-bags/backpacks. They don't "scream" camera-bag and they are rugged as well as waterproof :) My favorite at the moment.

14. Posted by sumthinswt (Budding Member 26 posts) 10y

atle: Thanks for the recommendation! Crumpler bags are HOT!

Going to a local store that carries them and picking one up..NOW! Unfortunately it's a stat holiday and it's not open. :(

15. Posted by roni1 (Budding Member 32 posts) 10y

Hi sumthinswt
Just to answer your question about Irish weather. Last year we had an amazing autumn (fall) it was lovely, warm and sunny. Do be prepared for rain though as you can have the four seasons in one day here. Having said that alot of the country still looks amazing even if raining. If you can get west to Donegal or Kerry the scenery is so fantastic and rugged. You will have a ball and you are pretty safe here with regard to your camera. just use common sense as you would at home.

Have a fantastic time ;)

16. Posted by sumthinswt (Budding Member 26 posts) 10y

roni1: I'm used to rain...esp living in Vancouver! We average around 1117 mm's of rain annually! It's refreshing and it keeps our city fresh, green and beautiful!

17. Posted by philo (Full Member 107 posts) 10y

UK, Ireland, Amsterdam, Germany- EASTERN Europe?!?! lol.

In these countries you will be fine lugging around your DSLR. When you do get into Eastern Europe, you should be fine, especially in the busier 'tourist' spots. Just don't walk around the poorer areas of the cities with a £800 camera hanging from your neck.

18. Posted by Anzxio (Budding Member 69 posts) 10y

Definatly take the DSLR :) For me photographs are very important and i try to have the best kit i can afford! Though this will probably be a pain when i go travelling for a few months as i'll be so weighed down all the time!

19. Posted by sumthinswt (Budding Member 26 posts) 10y

lol...ppl seem to get upset over this one yes...I know Amsterdam/UK/Ireland/Germany are not in Eastern Europe...but I did say "mostly" in my original post. Also, I've been further corrected! I'm actually not going to be in Eastern but Central Europe!

  • **Re-posting this question...What about lenses?? Would you just bring a good ranged zoom? I currently have a Canon EF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 for my Rebel XT. I don't think I'll be bringing more than one...unless anyone else has a suggestion for an inexpensive and lightweight one worth bringing!

~TTFN!

[ Edit: Edited at Aug 10, 2006 1:05 PM by sumthinswt ]

20. Posted by Anzxio (Budding Member 69 posts) 10y

I guess it depends on what you think you'll be shooting :) You're only really going to be taking it out in the day time, and carrying a wide array of L glass tele's could be little extreme. Personally i'd take something as wide as possible, but with a little reach too. I'd go wider than 28mm if i could, but it wouldn't be a bad lens to take at all. Though i'd probably throw the 50mm in as well, as it's so small and light!

Have you considered what you will do with all the images you take? ie. how are you going to ensure they're safe, and that you have enough capacity :)