THE TRAVELLER'S HANDY BAG
Travelling light sounds great but isn't always easy if you need to protect you camera from various hazards of travel - knocking around in transit, bumping around on a camel, dust and sand from Egypt's deserts or salt from the Red Sea. Perhaps you even add in a photographic specialism - wildlife photography or underwater photography to complicate matters. A well chosen bit of kit can make all the difference to your enjoyment of your holiday and to the quality of your images.
Are you heading for the Red Sea?
Scuba diving or snorkelling and underwater photography are a pretty irresistable combination. These days you can do underwater photography extremely cheaply - as well as in professional style.
The Canon Powershot D10 Digital Camera (12.1 MP, 3.0x Optical Zoom) 2.5" LCD
Waterproof down to 33 feet/10 metres for scuba diving, snorkeling or surfing - and dustproof, for peace of mind on an Egyptian desert or sandy beach beside the Red Sea. Even in the brilliant sunshine of Egypt you should be able to view the 2.5" extra-bright LCD II screen quite easily (the 2mm thick protective window features 2x normal brightness). It's shockproof to 1.22 metres - so select a short camel for your camel ride! For the record, it's also freeze proof and withstands extremes of temperature 14-104 °F (that's down to -10°C) so it's also ideal for winter sports holidays. The Optical Image Stabiliser automatically detects and corrects camera shake - click the image to read about the camera's many features at Amazon.
One of the reviewers at Amazon used his Canon Powershot D10 when working as a volunteer in a turtle conservation project. He reported that the camera was superb - robust and easy to use,ook clear stills and videos, survived sea and sand and still looked great. Another used it in Iceland in the 40°C water of the Blue Lagoon with good results, and also to photograph geysers, in the cold - but recommends carrying a spare battery when working at very low temperature. Not likely to be a problem in Egypt!
If you have a PowerShot A75 & A85 you're in luck - there's a really good waterproof marine housing for it.
Allows you to operate the camera functions underwater.
Canon WP-DC30 Waterproof Case for PowerShot A75 & A85 - waterproof to 40m
The Canon WP DC11 is a marine case for a digital photo camera, waterprood underwater to 40m deep - plenty for most lesiure scuba divers.
Giotto carbon fibre lightweight tripods are good quality and sturdy, but also light weight and stable - good for photography both and for bird watching telescopes. They make your holiday packing and carrying easier - but without sacrificing your images - and are easy to use in the field.
Joby Gorillapods - and similar gadgets - are very handy at times. A bit like taking a 'spare pair of hands' where ever you go!
There's also a Joby Gorillapod Ball Head
Visible Dust Arctic Butterfly 724 1.6x Travel Kit - For 1.5x/1.6x Sensors
A dust and water resistant speedlite flash - perfect for travelling, when dust and water are two of the main hazards to photographic equipment. Fast recycling time.
SanDisk Extreme III CompactFlash is a fast, rugged and durable memory card designed for serious professional photographers who work under less than ideal conditions.
The "Enhanced Super-Parallel Processing" provides one of the fastest read/write speeds available - perfect for travel photographers shooting and storing pictures in harsh environments, extreme temperatures or at high altitudes.
Every SanDisk Extreme III CompactFlash card comes with RescuePRO® so you can recover images, documents, mail, video, music - just about any digital file, with ease. RescuePro lets you preview recoverable data before you try to retrieve it. Even with MPEG audio and MPEG video recovery (MPEG-1/2/3), what you see and what you hear is what you can recover.
Shock proof, Waterproof, dustproof, ESD and extreme temperature proof - as well as a good spec. more