This is the personal blog of London photographer, backpacker, traveller Mark Coughlan. The intention of the blog is communicate updates from my personal website and on my photography projects and travels both in the UK and worldwide. When backpacking the obscure places on earth, this blog will be continually updated with images and thoughts from the road. [Read more about me]

Tuesday, 15 July 2008

Camera kit for the Mongol Rally

It's that tiime again, the eve before another trip and the logistical nightmare that is packing all my camera equipment.

Squeezed into my LowePro bag and two additional camera lens holders are the following items coming with me on this trip:

Canon D30 Camera/Body
Canon EF 24-70mm f2.8 L IS USM Lens (plus hood)
Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8 L IS USM Lens (plus hood)
Canon EF 85mm f1.8 Lens (plus hood)
2 X 2GB Scandisk memory chips
4 x 1GB Scandisk memory chips
Canon Speedlite 430EX Flashgun
5 Camera Batteries
Battery charger
Camera cleaning kit

Tuesday, 8 July 2008

A Year in Tibet - Episode Three

Here is the third of five episodes on the wonderful documentary, A Year in Tibet. I trust you've all enjoyed the first and second episodes recently posted on here.
It's winter time in Gyantse, New Years day preparations at the monestary and poor "Osa" is seriously ill and his family fear for this life.

Again, this episode is split into six 10 minute segments for easy viewing. Check "Latest blog posts" to view the first and second episode. Happy viewing.

I will upload the rest of the episodes in due course - check back soon!

A Year in Tibet - Episode Three- Part 1/6

A Year in Tibet - Episode Three - Part 2/6

A Year in Tibet - Episode Three - Part 3/6

A Year in Tibet - Episode Three - Part 4/6

A Year in Tibet - Episode Three - Part 5/6

A Year in Tibet - Episode Three - Part 6/6

...and the winner is....

After some research and some much needed advice I am now the owner of the Canon 24-70mm f2.8L Lens.
Finally I got hold of a virtually brand new lens, in absolute mint condition all for the very resonable price of £550. Cheap in comparsion the the listed price of just under £900 and the average Ebay price of £650.

To finance (in part) the cost of the new lens I've parted company with my Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Lens.

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