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Camera to the Alps?

  1. yes

    15 vote(s)
    71.4%
  2. no

    2 vote(s)
    9.5%
  3. take your son's D200 :)

    4 vote(s)
    19.0%
  1. gremlin16

    gremlin16

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    Every year i go skiing somewhere nice, generally in the alps. Every year, when i look back through my iPhone photos i say to myself, I should have taken my camera. I don't have a fancy case which would protect it, I would probably only take a 35 or a 50mm lens, 18-140 at a push. I could also perhaps borrow my lad's D200 at a push, as i would not feel so bad if something happened to it, knowing i could replace it quite cheaply.

    So this year, I'm asking you for your thoughts.
     
  2. narbs

    narbs

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    Off to Austria on Sunday and this year, rather than just taking my camera which I do every year, I'm going to make a conscious effort to take it out with me every day!

    I pretty much always use a backpack and just wrap the camera in my bobble hat which has worked so far. Will force myself to take it out of the backpack this year and actually take some photos.
     
  3. gremlin16

    gremlin16

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    i should add that whilst competent, i am not the most stable skier in the world. :)

    Thanks for the reply Narbs.
     
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  4. LC2

    LC2

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    I was a competant and confident skier.
    The last time I went, about 1/4 of the way down a fairly long red I fell onto the Nokia in my jacket pocket, contusing my ribs.
    It hurt quite a lot to sky down the rest of the slope, and was painful for about 3 months if I recall correctly.

    I'd hate to have fallen onto something larger!

    Just sayin'
     
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  5. narbs

    narbs

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    Yeah, but a bit of pain is worth it!

    [​IMG]Alpe d'Huez in the mist by Jon, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Tignes by Jon, on Flickr
     
  6. gremlin16

    gremlin16

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    Oh Narbs, you are teasing me. I think i will have to ask the boy nicely if i can take his with the 18-140 on it.
     
  7. SarahLee

    SarahLee They see me rollin' They hatin' Staff Member

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    Go on!

    A camera's no good to you tucked away in a bag.
    It might keep it in pristine condition, but there's not much point in having one if you don't make full use out of it :)
     
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  8. narbs

    narbs

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    When are you off by the way? We're heading to Obergurgl and it's chucking it down at the moment :banana:
     
  9. Sejanus Aelianus

    Sejanus Aelianus

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    I wouldn't dream of going to Austria without a camera. Mind you, though we've visited many times we don't go in the winter - far too cold and too much snow for us! We love the mountains on a sunny day after a good walk up's made room for some tiroler gröstl or kugel. :)

    [​IMG]
     
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  10. gremlin16

    gremlin16

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    Off to Soll at the end of the month. I've been to Austria 10 out of the last 11 years. I love it :)

    Yes, I also heard it's hammering down with snow at present :)
     
  11. kendo1

    kendo1

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    I always took my camera skiing, though I haven't skied for a few years.
    Long lens in a hard case and camera and standard lens wrapped in a small towel, all in a cheap Salomon rucksack.
    I was a black run skier and was prone to the odd fall. You tend to land on your side or front so your camera is unlikely to be damaged.

    Wrapping your camera saves it from the cold and condensation. Only filter I took was a polariser, always attached for daytime.
     
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  12. gremlin16

    gremlin16

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    You haven't seen me on skis, or a snowboard lol.
     
  13. newbie1

    newbie1

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    Always take mine :) no point having the gear if I'm not going to use it. Usually take the 24-70 and 100-400 plus 1.4 TC just in case.
     
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  14. newbie1

    newbie1

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    PS check it's insured too
     
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  15. gremlin16

    gremlin16

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    i think ill chance it with the boy's D200 :)
     
  16. realspeed

    realspeed

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    Op asked if he should take his camera skiing. This made me smile, the thought of a camera on specially made skies with little stick to push with going down a slope,say no more

    [​IMG]
    Sorry could not resist posting my thoughts
     
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  17. Canon brook

    Canon brook

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    Be good if you could do some video on the way down.....:banana:
     
  18. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Joe

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    I think I would go for the scenery and not bother with the skiing part!


    Steve.
     
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  19. Ricardodaforce

    Ricardodaforce

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    I'd take my DJI Osmo and my GoPro Hero 4 Black and make a lot of use of my iPhone 7 Plus.
     
  20. BrynBoru

    BrynBoru

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    Just do it! Maybe you should get yourself something like a Fuji X-T10. Do you really need to carry a DSLR and lenses on a ski holiday? It's not a photo-shoot.
    Now I use my Leica on holiday and wouldn't dream of carting around the big Nikon and lenses. Just get it insured.
     
  21. Craigus

    Craigus

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    We're off skiing to Megeve in the french alps in March. I was wondering the same thing, I'm a very competent skiier but still would be worried to damage the camera. But as someone said above, what's the point in having it if you don't use it.

    The alps in the winter are one of the most beautiful places on earth in my opinion, why wouldn't I take the camera!!
     
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  22. Chipper

    Chipper

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    Take it - be insured.. Or you will spend the week muttering as I did when we went to Maspalomas and there was a bird reserve about 400 metres from the hotel! Spare batteries and more spare batteries.
     
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  23. SFTPhotography

    SFTPhotography Top Cat

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    I've taken a D800 and tripod up onto the ski slopes and shot Mont Blanc :D
     
  24. gremlin16

    gremlin16

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    Did you ski down after though?
     
  25. newbie1

    newbie1

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    The heaviest gear I've taken is my hasselblad with a couple of lens and tripod as it was a stunning day for landscapes. I find it ok to ski with in a backpack, weight is not really an issue. As my daughter pointed out to me today when they were young I'd being carrying lots of their stuff so I've had training :). I'm lucky to be living near the mountains and the chance to ski every week so I've had plenty of practice.
     
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  26. Sejanus Aelianus

    Sejanus Aelianus

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    I took a Hasselblad to Austria about thierty years ago and never repeated the experiment, Even a single body with a standard lens is a lot to drag up and down the mountains and I only got a few pictures that were worth keeping, like this shot of the train leaving Achensee...

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2017
  27. narbs

    narbs

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  28. J Veitch

    J Veitch

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    If you don't take the camera, you will miss out

    [​IMG]
     
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  29. Simes123

    Simes123

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    I'm a keen skier and on a very few occasions I've taken my DSLR, I've barely used it, and then only really for the odd snap. Plus even on the trips I did take it, I found I left it behind in the chalet most days - it was heavy, and I didn't like the risk to it or myself, though neither ever came to harm. I now take a travel compact and find it meets my needs. I'm typically there to ski, have a laugh and a holiday. For me it's not a photography trip and my ski buddies soon get impatient with added photography faff on top of ski faff!
     
  30. gremlin16

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    Well, I'm here, and I've brought it :)

    I compromised on the lenses though, just a 35mm and the kit lens 18-105mm

    I've also brought my nd filters, but haven't found anything to use them with yet.
     
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  31. newbie1

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  32. ancient_mariner

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    I've just been through the pics |I took on our first ski holiday, back in 2009, and it was really good to look through them, even though they were shot on compact.
     
  33. gremlin16

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    Weather has been complete garbage since the 2nd day :( bloody raining today!!! Light is so flat you can't even tell what's sky and what is snow.
     
  34. newbie1

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    Frustrating! More apres ski in that case...Maybe ice skating or sledging instead?
     
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  35. ancient_mariner

    ancient_mariner

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    Go higher up.
     
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  36. gremlin16

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    I'm already 57% proof by volume :)
     
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  37. danjama

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    Ah I miss Austria every day! Not been in winter though. As said, get higher up! :) One of mine that I love from Hallstatt.

    [​IMG]Hallstätter See by Dan J, on Flickr
     
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  38. ianp5a

    ianp5a

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    I'm taking my camera this weekend skiing. The problem is, it might hold you back from going full whack and enjoying the slopes. But you do get shots that you would otherwise miss. Having a CSC, an Oly EM5ii helps too.

    Good weather and being above the clouds is amazing!
    [​IMG]P4100356RT by ianp5a, on Flickr
    And if your accommodation is up on the mountain, you get more opportunities at dusk:
    [​IMG]P3160379_v1 by ianp5a, on Flickr

    I can never resist that. You have to ski your best when you're doing it. But I rarely look at the results.
    A friend into videography would always push himself to the limit trying to make the footage look more dramatic. But he would have to edit out the sound of himself panicking under his breath.
     
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2017
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  39. rjbell

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    What a perfect excuse to buy a wideangle compact.
     

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