With two hosts planning some travels this summer, discussing which kit works best for long trips was bound to take place. Álvaro, Josh, and Marius dig into the kit they’ve used in the past for their travels and what they hope to use going forward.
More importantly, the hosts discuss a new competition for a free ThinkTank bag! This is Candid’s first giveaway and it promises to be a good one. Are you #TeamBackpack or #TeamMessenger? Whichever side you’re on, tweet out why you’re on your chosen team, use the hashtag #TeamBackpack or #TeamMessenger to denote which team you’re on, and tag @candid_fm at the end of your tweet. Next week, we’ll choose which tweet is our favourite and ThinkTank will ship the winner either the Retrospective 20 messenger bag or a backpack of equivalent value.
00:00 - Think Tank contest: Team Backpack versus Team Messenger!
04:22 - Making Álvaro blush (a brief thank you)
04:57 - Camera gear for travel
07:22 - Prime vs zooms and other compromises
14:51 - GoPros, and the needs of casual travellers versus photographers
20:41 - VR: the future of travel imagery?
24:20 - Storage for travel photography
27:17 - Compact point and shoots (Sony’s RX100 and RX10 series)
32:23 - Smartphones as travel cameras
36:15 - Slings, straps, clips, and other accessories
42:38 - Travelling with tripods
47:13 - Premium compacts: Fuji X100/X70, Panasonic LX100, Sony RX1, Leica Q, etc. and improving the RX1R II
56:52 - Filters
60:59 - Our hypothetical ideal travel setups
1:09:47 - Dual card slots, and peace of mind
1:11:44 - Foreshadowing!
- Candid’s ThinkTank Store
- ThinkTank Backpacks
- ThinkTank Messenger Bags
- GoPro Shop
- GoPro Hero 4 Silver: (Amazon)/(GoPro)
- Olympus 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO: (Amazon)/(Olympus)
- Olympus OM-D E-M10: (Amazon)/(Olympus)
- Samsung Gear 360
- Nikon KeyMission 360
- Sony RX10 Mark II: (Amazon)/(Sony)
- Peak Design Capture Clip: (Amazon)/(Peak Design)
- Manfrotto PIXI Mini: (Amazon)/(Manfrotto)
- Manfrotto 209 + 492: (Amazon)/(Manfrotto)
- Sony RX1R II: (Amazon)/(Sony)
- To Filter or Not to Filter