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Flying and foreign hols
« on: December 26, 2012, 10:03:07 AM »
Hi all, posted a similar message before but lost the paper I wrote the advice on so here goes again.

Im off on a foreign hol again and this time I'm taking the big lens. What I need is:

Im going by air so I'd like a bag or case to take on the plane. Hopefully hand luggage or if really necessary in the hold. What do you guys use to take your gear on foreign trips. Must be able to carry a couple of bodies, and lens combination. Mainly the problem wil be taking the 500 and 300 primes a few zooms and stuff for wildlife and landscapes.I keep the stuff to a minimum and if it was only wildlife it's a couple of bodies and a couple of lens would be enough but i usualy dash of for a bit of landscape aswell When I get there what I'm not taking in the field wil be left at the hotel.

Also in the market for a tough laptop. All its for is downloading pics from the camera at the end of the day and having a quick look. Need a new hard drive to.

Finally, is cs6 worth it or will Lightroom do all I want. I have cs4 and don't use what it can do. I don't know anything about Lightroom.
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Re: Flying and foreign hols
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2012, 05:52:18 AM »
If you can afford a white Canon lens then you really should have a copy of Lightroom; It is worth it for cataloguing all of your images, never mind the lens corrections and noise reduction.

I'd probably do better to invest more time and less money.

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Re: Flying and foreign hols
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2012, 11:22:10 AM »
Mick, I'd recommend Lightroom or DXO. 
Lenovo makes some very tough laptops, Apple laptops are not ruggedized, but very popular.  A lot of users seem to be struggling with the new Apple OS when used with utilities from the camera makers right now.  I suspect that Apple will work out the bugs.