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Re: Canon Rumors Goes to Scotland
« Reply #15 on: March 20, 2015, 07:36:34 AM »
Dumb question of the week: is that your carry-on bag or must you check it because of the weight?

Besides a few discount airlines, the rest don't weigh carry-on bags, only the size matters. So I just don't fly airlines such as Ryanair. I'll have no trouble with this bag as a carry-on.
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Re: Canon Rumors Goes to Scotland
« Reply #16 on: March 20, 2015, 07:37:44 AM »
Whats the binocs for?

Birds and views from the top of hills/mountains.
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Re: Canon Rumors Goes to Scotland
« Reply #17 on: March 20, 2015, 08:14:14 AM »
Well, I'm in Fife, Scotland...and we had a very good view of the eclipse this morning!!...cloudy but breaks all the time, and it cleared sufficiently just at the best moment!!

Hope the weather stays good, if you are on Skye and it's a good day, a visit to the Isle of Raasay, where we have a house, is worthwhile, best views of the Cuillin range from the top of Duncaan, (the highest hill) golden and white tailed eagles and otters as well!!

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Re: Canon Rumors Goes to Scotland
« Reply #18 on: March 20, 2015, 08:36:15 AM »
Hi All,
As a coincidence I was tempted in heading that way around the middle of next month. I had put it off as I got an impression the landscape was a bit dreary this time of year and September was better. Has anyone who has been there got any tips or suggestions on the matter?
Thanks

I am not sure what you mean by 'dreary'. Scotland can be moody or have fantastic blue skies at any time of the year, and one of the great advantages of April is that the midges are not yet active (they can be a real joy-killer in the West, and were still partying in Skye and Lochaber last year in early September). If the weather conditions are right you can get mist in April and May, and there may still be a bit of snow on the tops of the mountains into April and possibly even early May. Spring means the greens are quite fresh.

Mid-August through to early September is good for the colour in the heather (the timing is difficult to predict - last year it seemed really early but a couple of years ago I was photographing purple heather well into September), and the trees - where they exist - and bracken are usually wonderful in later October. July and early August are, for me, the least interesting months, but the coastline can be fantastic all year round (and there is a lot of it).

If had hoped to spend early April on Mull or Harris, but now have to head off elsewhere to visit family.

The eclipse was intermittently visible through cloud, though never completely clear, here on the Central West Coast.

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Re: Canon Rumors Goes to Scotland
« Reply #19 on: March 20, 2015, 08:42:46 AM »
Hi All,
As a coincidence I was tempted in heading that way around the middle of next month. I had put it off as I got an impression the landscape was a bit dreary this time of year and September was better. Has anyone who has been there got any tips or suggestions on the matter?
Thanks

If you ask me Scotland's at its best at this time of the year: less midges.

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Re: Canon Rumors Goes to Scotland
« Reply #20 on: March 20, 2015, 08:46:20 AM »
Dumb question of the week: is that your carry-on bag or must you check it because of the weight?

From what I can see on the photo, the weight will be around 10kg excluding the tripod and ballhead. On most airlines you can go-on with carry-on bags till 12kg. The bataflae 18L is a small bag, so is not asking to much visibility. I mostly use the bataflae 26L but also the bataflae 32L as carry-on. Weight is then mostly above 12kg, more between 15 till 18kg. never had any problem as carry-on. I also have a Lowepro 500 AW, but that is looking much bigger then the bataflae 26L and I can't get the same gear inside the 500Aw compared to the 26L. The 500AW from the other hand is more comfy to wear then the 26L if you use it for more then a hour.
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Re: Canon Rumors Goes to Scotland
« Reply #21 on: March 20, 2015, 08:51:18 AM »
In the last summer i was in Bothy Bridge and i had a suggestion from a birdwatchers' of the place.
When you are in the area of the Cairngorms, explore by car the road 9007 to the north (direction: Lochindorb lodge): you will find dozens of Red Grouse near the road and many other birds in the wet area around the lake!
Also near Aviemore you can see a lek of capercaillie
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Re: Canon Rumors Goes to Scotland
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Re: Canon Rumors Goes to Scotland
« Reply #22 on: March 20, 2015, 08:51:46 AM »
Whats the binocs for?

Birds and views from the top of hills/mountains.

Yes of course. :)

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Re: Canon Rumors Goes to Scotland
« Reply #23 on: March 20, 2015, 08:54:03 AM »
Dumb question of the week: is that your carry-on bag or must you check it because of the weight?

From what I can see on the photo, the weight will be around 10kg excluding the tripod and ballhead. On most airlines you can go-on with carry-on bags till 12kg. The bataflae 18L is a small bag, so is not asking to much visibility. I mostly use the bataflae 26L but also the bataflae 32L as carry-on. Weight is then mostly above 12kg, more between 15 till 18kg. never had any problem as carry-on. I also have a Lowepro 500 AW, but that is looking much bigger then the bataflae 26L and I can't get the same gear inside the 500Aw compared to the 26L. The 500AW from the other hand is more comfy to wear then the 26L if you use it for more then a hour.

Don't try it with Emirates, at least out of the UK. I regularly have my hand luggage weighed when I travel with them, and their limit is 7 kg. This is why I like jackets with big pockets….

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Re: Canon Rumors Goes to Scotland
« Reply #24 on: March 20, 2015, 09:06:05 AM »
From the ROAD 9007...
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Re: Canon Rumors Goes to Scotland
« Reply #25 on: March 20, 2015, 09:41:28 AM »
You also missed a terrific aurora, sadly not visible from Glasgow, but you would probably have been good on the islands...

as said elsewhere...  3 Chimneys on Skye...

Many saw it in Blythswood square, cloud broke just enough and at an almost perfect time!

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Re: Canon Rumors Goes to Scotland
« Reply #26 on: March 20, 2015, 09:43:29 AM »
Hi All,
As a coincidence I was tempted in heading that way around the middle of next month. I had put it off as I got an impression the landscape was a bit dreary this time of year and September was better. Has anyone who has been there got any tips or suggestions on the matter?
Thanks

If you ask me Scotland's at its best at this time of the year: less midges.

+1000 :)

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Re: Canon Rumors Goes to Scotland
« Reply #27 on: March 20, 2015, 09:59:20 AM »
Having been a number of times especially round the Aviemore area dont miss Loch Morlich and Loch An Eliean , the Laggan Dam and Loch is also beautiful.

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Re: Canon Rumors Goes to Scotland
« Reply #28 on: March 20, 2015, 10:19:28 AM »
Whats the binocs for?

Birds and views from the top of hills/mountains.

Nah, don't believe him.

He's hoping to spot a 5Ds in the wild.

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Re: Canon Rumors Goes to Scotland
« Reply #29 on: March 20, 2015, 10:32:45 AM »
Dumb question of the week: is that your carry-on bag or must you check it because of the weight?

From what I can see on the photo, the weight will be around 10kg excluding the tripod and ballhead. On most airlines you can go-on with carry-on bags till 12kg. The bataflae 18L is a small bag, so is not asking to much visibility. I mostly use the bataflae 26L but also the bataflae 32L as carry-on. Weight is then mostly above 12kg, more between 15 till 18kg. never had any problem as carry-on. I also have a Lowepro 500 AW, but that is looking much bigger then the bataflae 26L and I can't get the same gear inside the 500Aw compared to the 26L. The 500AW from the other hand is more comfy to wear then the 26L if you use it for more then a hour.

Don't try it with Emirates, at least out of the UK. I regularly have my hand luggage weighed when I travel with them, and their limit is 7 kg. This is why I like jackets with big pockets….

Thanks for the advice. I will keep in mind.
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Re: Canon Rumors Goes to Scotland
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