gathering more pro info before going to Tibet(Expedition-china

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  1. Mitch_Tan

    Mitch_Tan TPF Noob!

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    Hi respectable amateurs of photography and experts:
    As I’m a amateurs of photography plan to go to Tibet with some friends, It’s time to think about what to bring…..a set of photographic bags with Camera and accessories is fixed(not heavy,with compressed oxygen,lenses,compressed bisket ,tent,shoes, wadded jacket, medicine for constipation~~ diarrhea etc….)Some Photographer friends said that it’s necessary to set apart 13%-15% investment for Tripod fr the total photographic equipment expenditure,,,I’m thinking about what kind of Tripod I should bring this time.(I’ve to control the weight of my belonging)----there’re many brands in Chn, Macau and HK, the imported brands like Manfrotto,Triopo,Velbon.Giotto,;local brands hv weifen,bailuo,Victory(Expedition)~I like the name of expedition victory,hehe,….some tripod are troublesome and unreliable,,I don’t want a heavy and expensive one as I spent a lot on Camera and lenses already,,to tell u the trueth,some Int’l famous brand tripods are different between the one made-in –Chn and the one originated fr their home market,such as the Tripod Velbon made-in –Chn is quite different fr the one made-in –Japan(the Chn Velbon they replace the medal sparepart as much as they can by plastic sparepart.so ,perhaps some made-in –Chn tripods with good quality is more compatative. As the tripod is not hi-tech prod like camera,the tripod is finished by hand made combination privor to some good quality materials…I still remember the old tripod my uncle(a photographer) using(he brought that tripod with him to Mongolia and still has good function at present,the brand name is Victory(Expedition)1PBO~~quite impressive and nice name,haha,,that’ s a local brand,and my uncle is the friend of the photographer boss of the manufacturer…

    Anyway ,I do want to share(pro comment,opinion,suggestion,fotos,skill….) and get more valuable info fr experts and more photographers.
    My Skype is Tashiro86,my msn ismitchtan@163.com and my Yahoo Messenger is mitchtan2000,and my mobile is 86-13798010143

    To be continued. Sincerely
     
  2. Garbz

    Garbz No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    http://www.luminous-landscape.com/ I highly suggest you dissect this site. It has oodles of information about taking cameras on hiking trips or into extremes. The photographer in question has been a part of a number of expeditions. Look under tutorials or guides or something.
     
  3. Alex_B

    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    lucky chap.

    But do better not wear that "Free Tibet" shirt in public there. Else you will be in serious trouble with Chinese authorities and might either end up in jail or be thrown out of the country.
     

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