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05-08-2012, 03:07 PM   #31
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I guess OP is still on his backpacking trip. Would be nice if he reports back some day.

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If the original poster is serious about being away from it all, and needs to pack it in, I think he should consider a helicopter drop or aerial/float plane drop. It's not that big a deal to drop supplies at GPS coordinates these days.
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I just noticed this is an old thread...doh! Never mind.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ex Finn. Quote
Never-mind the 2 bodies and ten batteries needed, what are your plans for image storage?.

p.s. 1 body for backup. 5 batteries should do it actually. Being conservative, easy 1k shots per battery.
Also, a number of chargers. 5 batteries will take 12-15 hours to recharge with a single charger. Would also require you to be up every few hours to switch batteries.

On a hike you may not have the time to recharge all, and also be too tired to wake up 5 times overnight.

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I'm curious about how the OP's trip went and what his experience was with the K-5. or whatever he used. I'm also sceptical that any real backpacker would in real life be shooting 500 shots per day. That's a lot of shooting and not enough drunken partying for any backpacker.

The PP backlog at the end of the trip of handling 500 shots per day taken over a six-month period (or about 90000 images as the OP states) would be a scary prospect too.

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