Cuba Photo Questions From Jeanne Sturgis
So sorry I missed your call on the Cuba camera equipment, and I understand you are now in Costa Rica. I will put my questions in this email and if you have time to respond, that is fine, if not, call me when you get back home.
1. As I mention I now have the Panasonic GH3 that I am bringing. The lenses that I have that I plan to bring are (1) 14mm-42mm (3.5-5.6); (2) 45mm-175mm (4.0-5.6) and (3) 25mm Prime (1.4). I know I won’t have a low an aperture on my zoom lens as the newer more expensive ones, but hopefully these will do. I also have the 100mm-300mm lens, but it sounds like you are NOT bringing this one???
2. I have a tri-pod, wired remote shutter button, extra batteries and charger also.
3. I do not have an external flash and wonder if this will be a significant detriment? I really don’t know much about using the flash on this camera (even the built in one) so is it something I need to round up before the trip? If yes, which one do you recommend?
4. We already discussed filters so I am not buying any polarizing or ND filters.
I took a short photography class at the local college last fall so I think I have got the basics down-looking forward to learning lots more with you on this trip. Since I only have one GH3 body, I am bringing my old trusty Panasonic LUMIX camera with me too as a backup.
The only other question I have is that I have not yet invested in an iPad, as I have just been downloading my memory cards into my MacBook Pro and backing that up. Is having an iPad traveling really important?
Hope Costa Rica is great-at least you are getting a running jump on the warm weather. I am seeing it is in the 80’s in Havana, so looking forward to that!