RE: travel in Italy- from a photographer's view

From: Baird, Darryl ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 12/06/04-10:52:33 AM Z
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I've traveled in Europe with two Fuji medium format cameras - 6X9 (w
65mm) and 6X7 (w/90mm) with a carbon fiber tripod in a Bogen
(sling-style) case. The cameras both fit snuggly into a LowePro Nova 5
bag, with room for film, meter and goodies. Great to travel and good
for the back. Shooting 220 helps to minimize the amount of film I need
to carry. Jim's setup has the extra option of more lens selections,
although I rarely shoot with telephoto lenses. FYI, I'll be in England
at the same time... shooting landscapes.

happy trails

-Darryl Baird

-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Strain []
Sent: Mon 12/6/2004 11:36 AM
Subject: Re: travel in Italy- from a photographer's view
Susan: I traveled in Italy with a Mamiya 7 rangefinder and a small,
light 'pod (a carbon-fiber model that was really strong and really
light). Seemed to me ideal because I backpacked with it and still got
nice large chromes. I do not have suggestions other than we found
that staying outside of San Giminiano (sp?) in a villa was lovely and
using Florence as a home base for Tuscany seemed to work well too.
>From Tuscany, it was eay to train/bus to various small places for day
trips or to rent a car or to hire a driver. Hope this helps. Jim
  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Susan Huber
  Sent: Monday, December 06, 2004 8:20 AM
  Subject: travel in Italy- from a photographer's view

  Dear List;
  I hope I am doing this right... I am enquiring as to whether there
are Italian photographers on this list that could advise me/ other
travellers recommending nice, small cities for 2 weeks in Oct. 2005.
  I don't want to stay in 4 star accommodations-(no hotels) and wish
to find out about type of camera (is the 6 by 9 ideal) that is easy to
travel with.
  I like Umbria and or; Tuscany areas.
  I know this a big request- any suggestions are very much welcomed.


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