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Re: Going Traveling Soon, advice needed
« Reply #15 on: April 11, 2017, 08:18:07 AM »
Sensors might be equal.  But some cameras seem better at producing great JPEGS straight out of camera than others.  The G7X is said to be really good (same with the older G1Xii).  Same with Olympus micro 4/3 cameras and Fuji X cameras.
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Re: Going Traveling Soon, advice needed
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Re: Going Traveling Soon, advice needed
« Reply #16 on: April 11, 2017, 08:23:27 AM »
Sensors might be equal.  But some cameras seem better at producing great JPEGS straight out of camera than others.  The G7X is said to be really good (same with the older G1Xii).  Same with Olympus micro 4/3 cameras and Fuji X cameras.

True, but that's how the profiles are programmed and you can tweak them or create your own profiles to suit what you prefer.
I have spoken to two pros who say that they prefer the out-of-camera jpegs from Olympus but prefer the Panasonic when handling raw files, and I get much the same feeling.

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Re: Going Traveling Soon, advice needed
« Reply #17 on: April 11, 2017, 01:26:56 PM »
Canon S120. A small sturdy tripod.

Enjoy the holiday.

He will enjoy it more without a tripod.

He said he wanted lovely landscapes. The tripod is a must for that.
Agreed a big tripod will not be required. A small one for the small camera to enable low ISO (The sensor is small on these cameras)

These small sensors require f/5.6 or faster to avoid diffraction softening.  That equates to exposures of 1/800s or faster at ISO 100 on a bright day.  You don't need a tripod for that speed with a short focal length lens without IS. And most of these cameras have 4-6 stops of IS. A joy of these modern small cameras is that they free you from the pain of carting around even a small tripod. A tripod might have its uses but it is not a "must".

My bad Alan. I visualise landscapes photos only early morning or evening. Personality issues.

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Re: Going Traveling Soon, advice needed
« Reply #18 on: April 11, 2017, 02:01:13 PM »
Canon S120. A small sturdy tripod.

Enjoy the holiday.

He will enjoy it more without a tripod.

He said he wanted lovely landscapes. The tripod is a must for that.
Agreed a big tripod will not be required. A small one for the small camera to enable low ISO (The sensor is small on these cameras)

These small sensors require f/5.6 or faster to avoid diffraction softening.  That equates to exposures of 1/800s or faster at ISO 100 on a bright day.  You don't need a tripod for that speed with a short focal length lens without IS. And most of these cameras have 4-6 stops of IS. A joy of these modern small cameras is that they free you from the pain of carting around even a small tripod. A tripod might have its uses but it is not a "must".

My bad Alan. I visualise landscapes photos only early morning or evening. Personality issues.

I'm with sanj on this one...I've heard the expression about those who go out in the midday sun, and it doesn't include photographers.  ;)  Particularly, 'stunning landscapes' and 'bright days' aren't generally a good match, IMO.

But a Gorillapod would do the trick for a small camera.  This one was with a Gorillapod SLR Zoom attached to the railing of one of the Golden Jubilee Bridges over the Thames. 


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Re: Going Traveling Soon, advice needed
« Reply #19 on: April 11, 2017, 02:37:15 PM »
If I'd have (or want) to travel ultra-lightweight, but still want flexibility, quality and a great all-round package... I'd choose the Canon G5X at the moment (and it has a great EVF). Go and have a look at it in your local store, you'll be surprised :)




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Re: Going Traveling Soon, advice needed
« Reply #20 on: April 11, 2017, 05:40:48 PM »
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II is reported to deliver time-after-time sharp 2s hand-held exposure shots at wide angle (12mm on M4/3) http://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk/reviews/compactsystemcameras/olympus-om-d-e-m1-mark-ii-review/6

Seems this would be the choice for you guys looking for early morning/late evening shots. Great for the antarctic in midwinter if that what rocks your boats?
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Re: Going Traveling Soon, advice needed
« Reply #21 on: April 11, 2017, 08:52:24 PM »
Give us more info about your situation and we can tailor comments for you  For instance will you be staying in five star hotels or back packing and staying in hostels.  Will you be with adults children and how important will the photos be, and where will be their final destination instagram or corporate boardroom?  Non photographers often move through scenes at a pace different from that at which those dedicated to getting the shot do.

In addition to the good advice you are getting I'd add to borrow a camera from a friend or rent from local camera shop and use it for a weekend under the conditions of travel, including any add Addons like tripod, timers etc. photo transfer to laptop or online service and then once you find what suits you get some use time under your belt with it.

A good gorilla tripod that you can also use with cell phone will let you get twilight shots and open up the entire life of night shooting, which can be at least as interesting as day shots.
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Re: Going Traveling Soon, advice needed
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Re: Going Traveling Soon, advice needed
« Reply #22 on: April 17, 2017, 11:31:06 PM »
I'm a fan of the Canon Rebel series. Good bang for the buck, and easy to use. Check these out

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Re: Going Traveling Soon, advice needed
« Reply #22 on: April 17, 2017, 11:31:06 PM »