Holiday Choices

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by christilou, Aug 12, 2014.

  1. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    I shall be off tomorrow for about a month roughly and I think I've decided which of my camera stable to take....... I need some reassurance:eek: I think I'll take the A7R, the 55 1.8 and also my 50mm Sonnar and 25mm Zeiss. I'm also going to take the RX1 as my go to camera because it does so well for night photography. I've chosen the A7R because it's lighter, less expensive and has a faster shutter speed for wide open lenses. It's only drawback as far as I'm concerned is it's shutter noise:hide: I'm going to our little casa in Spain and I've been going there for 30 years so I cannot imagine there's anything I haven't photographed already.
     
  2. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Sunnier than Frimley then :wink:

    But you have set your challenge in your words. Come back with half a dozen "new" images of somewhere you know so well.

    Go on - I dare you... :biggrin:
     
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  3. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Right, challenge accepted!
     
  4. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
  5. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Oh gawd....... what have I done ....... :help:
     
  6. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    You've committed to taking photographs while on holiday. You'd have done it anyway!

    Nothing lost. A nice holiday and some nice photos gained....

    -Ray
     
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  7. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Ray , you will understand how difficult it is to take pictures whilst with your family. I will have in the region of 30 seconds to see, frame and shoot ... By that time my husband will be around the nearest corner and a quarter of a mile away!!!
     
  8. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Ray , you will understand how difficult it is to take pictures whilst with your family. I will have in the region of 30 seconds to see, frame and shoot ... By that time my husband will be around the nearest corner and a quarter of a mile away!!! I think he's going to turn into a Hitchcock as a lot of my shots are of his receding back:0
     
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  9. ReD

    ReD SC Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    GoPro
     
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  10. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    You'll be fine, CL. I'd just take the RX1 so I had fewer distractions, but if I wanted something a bit longer I'd bring either the 50 or 55 (whichever you prefer) with the A7R.

    FWIW, I enjoy shooting the same stuff all the time. For me, it brings out the challenge to see new things in the familiar and I think that is when you can achieve an image that is more than a cursory snapshot. I look forward to your images.
     
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