Thanks John, i remember now the tesing i did, which is the same model as yours. When connecting the UDMA2 to Ipad and browsing through Safari, you can indeed see the RAW files, however when you copy them to the Camera Roll in Ipad they are copied as Jpegs. As i want to work on the RAW file, this is why i copy the selected RAW files in the UDMA2 to a SD Card that has teh same file structure as it would in camera. In theory im mimicking the SD card as if it had just come from the canera. Doing this allows me to simply plug the SD card into the Ipad and transfer the RAW files and not Jpeg copies. Using Snapseed by Nix software, i can work in the RAW file, from memory its the only ipad software that works with RAW.
Mountain Warehouse sell silk inner gloves and you can buy on line or in store. You needed both hands to get down the steep steps to the zodiac so we carried our camera equipment inside a waterproof bag carried in a haversack as well as a towel. Sea spray in the zodiac can be significant. The zodiac can be quite bumpy so you need to have at least one hand free. When in the Antarctic no one used a monopod or tripod while traveling in the zodiac. I agree with Andy that you must have wind proof clothing and we bought waterproof overtrousers. Looking forward to meeting all of you. regards Leslie
Another traveller here. Not long to go now. Umming and arghing over clothing to take. The temperature range doesnt seem that cold. It was -25 when I was in Finland earlier in the year!
Would be interested to hear if anyone picked up any tips from last nights presentation. It was fully booked by the time I tried to sign up.
I will be recognisable on the boat as (probably) being the only Pentax user!
Unfortunately I couldnt get to the London evening...something cropped up at the last minute. Sorry Cringer....you could have had my ticket if I had known far enough in advance that I couldn't make it.
So how was it? Anything I need to know?
Sorted most of my camera gear out last weekend, will get my packing done this weekend. I'm bringing a pair of SealSkinz All Weather Cycle Gloves for the zodiacs, I use these gloves when I go rambling and I've always had warm dry hands even when it's rained heavily for hours on end.
See you all on the 14th.
Good to hear from you. I expect there will be more than the four of us. We've not done a cruise before but we have been to Sri Lanka with Paul and he does try his utmost to get the best sightings so hopefully we will be lucky with the polar bear sightings.
Hi Jenny and Bob
Though my husband loves to take photographs I am more of an occational aim and click sort of person. Will you allow me to join your non photographers club? We have been to the antarctic on the Vavilov a couple of years ago and loved it. Now that the joining details have arrived I am getting very excited.
See you all on Sunday
Hi Lorna and Jenny.
Welcome aboard Lorna! We have the makings of a very exclusive club here. Lesley and I still look on our trip to S Georgia and the Antarctic as our number 1 travel experience - and that was in 2005! I know Paul will do everything he can to make this even more memorable.
Look forward to meeting everyone.
Hi Lorna and Bob
Welcome to the club Lorna. I'm envious you have both been to the Antarctic - maybe one day! I'm having enough trouble thinking about my clothes etc let alone photographic equipment!
Looking forward to meeting you and future members soon. Only 5 days to go!
Hi Jenny, Bob and Lorna,
Can I join your club?
Greetings non-photographers...look forward to meeting you all:-)
How are the plans/packing? Can't believe it's nearly here.
I'm packed and my hired camera body arrived today. The 500mm lens should be here tomorrow so I can have a play with it at the weekend to get my eye back in.
As the title of this thread said some time ago..already excited!
Alterego Life is for living!
Is there anyone else booked on the Sea Spirit trip which leaves Longbearyen on 16 July? If so be good to say 'hi' on line. Or perhaps I'm just trying to avoid touching woolly socks and gloves while the sun is beating down! Hope those of you heading off wiht Paul Goldstein have a fabulous time and that all the camera kit behaves itself!
Yes the irony of buying wolly socks, gloves and hat on the hottest day of the year had not escaped me. In fact a number of friends have pointed out I'm the only person fleeing that rarest of things..a British heatwave. 'No I'm not,' I said, 'There are about 80 of us'.
Welcome to the club. I am looking forward to meeting everyone.
Leslie (my husband) has just looked up the weather forecast for the next two weeks and the day time high is only 2 C and drops to below freezing most nights. My case has been packed and unpacked so many times in the last week that I am sure something vital will be missing by the time we set off.
it is under 62 hours before we land at Longyearbyen!
Yes, not long to go now and ive not packed a single thing. For those who havent been before, layers is the best thing as you might find it warmer then it says on the temp guage and the worst thing is having only a few layers of thick items so you cant take a layer of and remain warm, Polar fleeces, thermals, fleece are all good items to have.. The sun is much stronger in the poles so you will feel warm even though it may say Zero, however main thing is pack with what you know will keep you warm as a warm client is a happy client.. The ship is very warm so once inside you wont be cold, same goes for your sleeping quarters, warm warm warm.. Wet and damp clothes dry quickly on this ship..
As for non photographers, there will be many and in fact i would say that you may take away the best memories as watching is more important then having a camera glued to your face.. i cant stress enough that its important to put the camera down and soak in your environment, its a stunning place and im sure we will all get some great sightings of Polar Bears.. You all have the added advantage of Ian Stirling being onboard, if there are polar bears to be found, he is the best out there at finding them, number 1 authority on them and a very nice guy as well.
See you all in a few days :)
@ Alterego. If you have the pleasure of Alex Preston onboard the Sea Spirit, Say hi from me.. He is a great bloke and you will be in good hands..
Judy and I are looking forward to meeting most of you on the plane plus the rest at Longyearbyen. We are really looking forward to this trip, our first with Paul. I gather from Kim that he is expecting to have to sail further North this time as the ice is "at best mediochre". He will certainly do his best to find the bears for us and we are really luckt to have Ian Stirling.
When I looked on The Weather Channel" today, the temperatures look pretty warm at Longyearbyen for the next 10 days - highs of 8C or 9C and lows of 6C or 7C - but there could be a wind chill that will drop that a couple of degrees and there are showers till Tuesday with 30% to 40% chance. The layering advice sounds really important.
Welcome to the club, Anne. Judging by what Matt says there may be quite a few of us!
Thanks for the layering tips, Matt and the weather info, Ron.
Looking forward to meeting everyone at some point in our journey.
Alterego Life is for living!
Hi, Tracy & Stewart, look forward to meeting you on Tuesday. Think very excited is an understatement of my excitement rating ................. if the trip is even half as much fun as the anticipation it'll be wondrous! Evelyn (alias alterego!)
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