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I wouldn't be concerned much about the camera body; there isn't really anything in it that would be very sensitive to vibrations. The only mechanical parts are the shutter and mirror, and both are in a safe postion when the camera is switched off. Lenses are a different matter: individual lens elements can and do become decentered, which can result in ...


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Hard drives are generally pretty durable unless they are on. The problem with hard drives is that the drive must spin at high speed and in very close proximity to a read/write head. Since spinning creates gyroscopic forces, moving the drive while it is running can result in what is known as a platter collision. The read/write head impacts the platter and ...


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The 5D mk2 was released in 2008, the mk3 in 2012, 4 years is a long time in technology. The mk3 is much better, it is better because of 4 years of sensor technology research, the pixel size makes a difference only if everything else is the same - and when you compare a models that have a 4 years difference everything isn't even close to the same. If you ...


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The QX10 and QX100 aren't actually lenses for your phone, they are a miniature point and shoot camera that uses your phone for control and display of the images. (Think of it kind of like a remote controlled digital camera with no screen.) It has its own sensor and is basically the same as buying a point and shoot that copies the photos to your phone. ...


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Most hard-drive survive, otherwise no one would travel with a laptop! There is always an off chance that it will break due to turbulence, unexpected bumps, etc. A rugged drive reduces the probability but that does not guaranty it will not fail. A much better solution is to get an SSD. They are incredibly durable compared to traditional disk drives and have ...


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There are two main sizes of external hard disk drive: 2.5" and 3.5". The 2.5" models are significantly less susceptible to damage due to shock and vibration/movement. These are the smaller models that plug in (usually) with just one cable and could fit in a pocket. The 3.5" models are often described as "desktop" drives and require separate mains power, ...


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Having been in your situation, I can safely say there are no perfect answers. I had an xTi (400D) and was looking to do underwater photography. I ended up deciding it was not worth it to get an underwater enclosure that cost more than the camera itself, so decided to wait until I could get a nicer camera to be worth it. In the interim, I went looking ...


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The device you need is called a crane. They are, however, not particularly cheap. They are also not particularly compact generally as they require a counterweight system and have to be very strong to deal with even a light weight with that much of a lever arm. Here is B&H's selection of cranes.


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The main benefit of a mobile phone is that it fits in your pants pocket so you can take pictures anywhere you go without too much discomfort. With the QX10, it increases the bulk of your mobile phone to be comparable to a point-and-shoot camera, so why not get an actual point-and-shoot for a lot less? (In both cases, it will be difficult to fit in a pants ...


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I captured this image using a Samyang 14mm lens on a Canon 5D II. The Samyang is a manual focus lens so just make sure you set the proper focus especially when you are working in the dark. I had only a short period during one night to capture this and I'm sure you will be able to capture wonderful images if you have 6 months using the same combo. ...


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I propose to add to the list of Helios 77m-4 50 mm f/ 1.8 МС. It differs little from the 44-series (including the price). I have this lens (+ Sony Nex), I am very pleased with its bokeh. Examples of photos (not mine) can be found here: http://lens-club.ru/gallery/lens/c_490.html IMHO it is the best choice. Returning to the 44-series. It should be divided ...


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I believe the Horizon is still available. I own an older model of it. Here you find a scan along with the tractor rail of the 135 film, that gives you some impression of the frame format (57x24mm). http://fc-foto.de/2134606 This is a scan of 3 frames in a row with which I tried to "stitch" a 360° pano on one strip of negative film. ...


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I travelled around London on a daily basis with my Nikon D100 and a pair of lenses by bike for several years and experienced no bad effects. A suitable bag and securing it safely to the bike or on your back should be sufficient. I've also carried several laptops like this and they're much more vulnerable. Note that I wasn't riding a hardtail chop though... ...


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Considering the price factor, a cheap entry level DSLR with its kit lens alone is not producing much better quality than a point&shoot from the same price group is. The Sony QX10 is among the Point&shoots here. Only with a more compact size than is usual. Difference in depth of field is one major difference. It means that a focusing mistake will be ...


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They are indeed the same, as the other answers state. Either one is an excellent choice for night photography and landscapes in general. For example, the Israeli photographer Erez Marom travels the globe shooting night/landscape photos and the Samyang 14mm f/2.8 seems to be his "go to" lens for all things wide angle. He sells his work and some of the ...


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This will depend heavily on your focus of the dive. Photography Focused If you're diving with the focus of photography, you'll want to start down a path that allows you can scale your equipment. This leads to a DSLR that can operate with underwater lighting, RAW output, customized settings, etc. This housing will be large and you will have to fumble with ...


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I would recommend the 5d mark III without a doubt. Yes it's more, but the mark II has an antiquated AF system with a 9-point diamond. It's fine for most things but if you want to track objects such as aircraft, sports players, etc. the 61-pt AF system in the mark III is much better. Zone mode, expansion mode, spot too, all help get that shot! Also the ...


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The resolution difference is so small that it is irrelevant. Technological improvements on the other hand deliver a much better performance from the Mark III version with almost 2 full stops of improvements in terms of image-noise at high-ISO. In terms of photography though, the most significant difference between the two is that the Mark III has a 100% ...


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In general the hard drive should be fine as long as you're not throwing it around. The My Passport Ultra would be similar to what you find in a typical laptop i.e. a 2.5 inch drive. A few years ago I used to carry a photo backup hard drive around with me when I went anywhere. It had a screen, slots for SD/CF cards and a standard 2.5 inch hard drive. I even ...


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Lots of motorcycle miles on my Nikon D90 with no ill effects at all. I have camera and one additional lens in a backpack designed for a camera system which has excellent padding. I put that in the top case behind the seat or in one of the side cases (panniers). I wouldn't be too concerned depending upon terrain of course. If you're off-roading, or riding ...



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