A question for photographers - Vietnam travel
Replies: 5 - Last Post: Sep 26, 2013 7:02 PM Last Post By: jocey
Sep 10, 2013 1:07 PM
A question for photographers - Vietnam travelHi there,
We are off to Vietnam mid Oct - Nov 11th, working our way from Saigon to Hanoi. My question is, given that it will be potentially rainy anywhere, and heavily rainy, will my crumpler 5 million dollar home be enough to protect my gear?
Anyone have any suggestions on their favourite bag for monsoon- like conditions? I have considered a dry bag (ortleib) or similar, but don't really want to go to the expense if I can avoid it.
Invite any and all comments and suggestions.
Sep 10, 2013 8:06 PM
Sep 11, 2013 6:15 AM
2I've just bought a Lowe Pro 400 from ebay at a fraction of the price in the shops. This photographers rucksack comes with a water proof shell that can deployed quickly. I'll be bringing my DSLR plus a few lenses, your question was the exactly what i asked myself.
If you want to have a look at the bag, search for Lowe Pro 400, its by a seller called bulessky.
Edited by: quyeno
Sep 11, 2013 12:56 PM
I am arriving Ho Chi Minh 10/10/13 and am bringing my Nikon with lenses in my old backpack. The same one that fell in the ocean in Thailand and destroyed all my equipment.
Thank God I had insurance, so I upgraded my equipment.
Will look for the Lowe waterproof on ebay, because $300 + retail was too much.
Edited by: cyrus55
Sep 15, 2013 8:06 AM
4While I can not comment on waterproof containers for cameras I do know that in Asia when staying in air conditioned hotels your camera equipment becomes the ambient temperature of the room. When you take the camera out into the hot HUMID air the moisture condenses on and inside the camera. I have found over the years (had two Nikons fail) that putting the camera and lenses into a zip lock bag while in the hotel and leaving it in there for about the first 45 minutes outdoors considerable reduces damage from this condensation. We have had cameras dripping with moisture just from condensation. Hope this is of help to someone.
Sep 26, 2013 7:02 PM
Thank you everyone for your thoughts! I appreciate the input...I have purchased a small Lowepro backpack with a stowable rain cover...will see how it goes! The advice about the condensation is truly amazing...I never would have thought it! Will be bringing some large ziplocs with me for sure!
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