"Vacation Packing" - Podcast 35

Packing Your Gear

Exploration is in the air. It's vacation time! All of the techniques we've been thinking about, equipment we've been accumulating, and plans we've been making are about to be put in motion. I'm one of those strange people who actually enjoy packing for a trip. In this podcast, I talk about camera choices, bag selection, accessories, and tips for on the road.

Here are a few links to supplement the conversation:
Review: Lowepro Rolling CompuTrekker AW
Manfrotto Digi Compact Tripod a Winner
Tamrac Expedition 4: More Features, but Higher Price
Sigma 55-200mm F4-5.6 DC Lens Perfect Complement for Canon Rebel
Connecting your iPod video to the TV... Wow!

Listen to the Podcast

Now that I've piqued your curiosity, it's time to listen to today's audio show titled, "Vacation Packing." You can download the podcast here (32 minutes).

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Just got done listening to this podcast where you mentioned lens hoods, and that some may not have one. I came across the site http://www.lenshoods.co.uk/ a while back that has patterns you can print, cut out, and fold into lens hood for many lens. Looks like a great use of the rubber bands you mentioned, as a quick and easy way to attach.

I just finished listening to this podcast and am intrigued about the use of an iPod as back-up device for digital photos.

The only reason I have not done this in the past is the lack of "official" support by Apple's media adaptor for capturing RAW files from memory cards to the iPod.

Has anyone had success doing this?

Here's what I know about the iPod and Raw files. I can use it for the Raw files for my Canon Digital Rebel XT. The iPod accepts the Raws, but won't display them on its screen. When I upload them to the Mac however, everything looks perfect. The problem is that the files are really big and the transfer rate is rather slow from camera to iPod. So your iPod can run out of juice before the transfer is finished. This system really works better for Jpegs than Raws IMHO.

I haven't been up to anything today. I don't care. I've just been staying at home not getting anything done. Basically not much happening right now. Maybe tomorrow. I guess it doesn't bother me.