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pwscott61 Registered since 11th Feb 2006Fri 10-Dec-10 03:16 AM
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"Galapagos with D7000- Accessories that are must have?"


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I'm headed to the Galapagos at the end of the year for 7 days by boat and a couple of days in Quito going in and out. I bought a D7000 to add to my arsenal for the trip (selling D300 and have D700 w/MB-D10) as I want to capture some HD video while there with extended family. I'll have the D700 along as well and a G9 with underwater housing, but I'm especially wondering what gear for the D7000 I might want to grab that I'd wish later I had along??

I ordered from B&H today 4 x 16GB Lexar Class 6 SD Cards and I have a couple 8GB cards from G9
Already have second EN-EL15 battery
Eyecup
Hoodman angle finder
Hoodman Hoodloupe << {any thoughts on their accessory for strapping the Hoodman Loupe to the camera http://www.hoodmanusa.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HSLRM ????}
Nikon SB-400 flash and SC-29 cable (have 900s and 800s but too big to take)
Sensor swab and solution kit
190CX-Pro CF Travel Tripod and head
Monopod
Epson P-5000
Laptop and 250GB external drive

Lenses are obviously key but not really what I'm wondering about...have lot of DX glass from 10.5 f/2.8, 17-55 f/2.8, 18-200 f/4-5.6VR, Sigma 10-20 f/4-5.6 plus the 70-200VR I and TC-17IIe and a 50 f/1.8.

Not sure if I'll take a microphone or not as I don't really care about audio there so much, though I do have a Sony mic
My 10 pin remote cable for D700 won't work, do I want an infrared remote for it may be?...or just use self timer? I think once I leave Quito and head for the Galapagos, most of my shooting will be hand-held anyway.

Suggestions welcome...Am going to get the gear there as two carry-ons....a LowePro Stealth Reporter 650AW and a LowePro Slingshot 300AW.

Thanks.



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ricphoto Registered since 29th Aug 2006Fri 10-Dec-10 04:19 AM
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#1. "RE: Galapagos with D7000- Accessories that are must have?"
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2 things I found especially useful on my recent trips to Japan/China were:

#1: a geneustech fader ND filter (helps you keep the shutter speed and f-stop where you want/need them during daylight filming...gives you 2-8 stops of variable ND) see Chris' great explanation of how the shutter speed effects motion and why you need to shoot at 2x the fps over in the dslr video room in a thread about 1/30th of a second shutter speed.

#2: a small shoulder rig to help steady the camera for hand held filming...the size and weight of the D7k does not lend itself to steady handheld shooting...even a simple small should rig will improve your captures 100+%...mine broke down into pieces that fit into the space of a Quantum Trio and battery. even the $29.00 "Cowboy" rig that Amazon carries would be helpful.

see the thread on "First impressions" from a few days ago for my 1 bag still/video travel kit list and sample shots

Have fun...it's a shooters paradise

feel free to ping me with specific questions...

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#4. "RE: Galapagos with D7000- Accessories that are must have?"
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Can you point me to the link about shutter speed?
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ricphoto Registered since 29th Aug 2006Fri 10-Dec-10 03:57 PM
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#5. "RE: Galapagos with D7000- Accessories that are must have?"
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It's over in the new DSLR forum and titled: "Manual Mode and 1/30 shutter speed limitation"

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billD80 Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd Jan 2007Fri 10-Dec-10 11:49 AM
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>Sensor swab and solution kit
>Laptop and 250GB external drive
>


I might leave the sensor swab and just get a Giotto rocket-blaster. Also, a $300. e-book is usually MUCH lighter/smaller than a laptop.

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pwscott61 Registered since 11th Feb 2006Fri 10-Dec-10 02:38 PM
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#3. "RE: Galapagos with D7000- Accessories that are must have?"
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Fairfiled County, US
          

I do have a Giotto Rocket Blaster- standard equipment in my gear bag. I've found that blowing off the rear elements of lenses before mounting them helps immensely to reduce cleanings.

If I had budget for it, I would get an eBook, but I have a small 12" Dell dual core machine with Lightroom 3.3, CS5 and all the Nik Software so I am planning to import aboard to the laptop and the WD Passport drive and have the P5000 as a 3rd copy or overflow if the PC disk fills.
>
>I might leave the sensor swab and just get a Giotto
>rocket-blaster. Also, a $300. e-book is usually MUCH
>lighter/smaller than a laptop.

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