My video and photo cameras in Potsdam
Photo Equipment: SONY Video Camera Recorder (Video 8) CCD-TR303E (1993-2003).
With SONY AC Power adaptor and charger AC-V35 (1993-1995)
and Hama Camcharger Combi II – universal battery charger/discharger for 6V NI-Cd video batteries.
Ten years of life until its audio recorder failed. Its charger failed after 2 years working. The second charger worked 8 years.
Its accumulator had about 30 minutes of life. Its 8mm video cassettes were 60-85-120 minutes long. They have been transmitted into VHS video cassettes 180-240-300 minutes long and into mpeg files about 3Gb/hour weight.
Kodak STAR auto focus (made in China) analog photo camera (36 shots/film). 1993-2000.
A very simple camera which we used to call a soap-dish. Every shot was rather expensive that’s why we should think over before taking a picture. Unfortunately I had only 1 or 2 films for every trip that time.
Miscellaneous: Olympus Superzoom 800S (assembled in Philippines parts made in Japan) analog photo camera (36 shots/film). 2000-2004. Another soup-dish camera alittle bit better than the previous one. 3-4 films for every trip that time.
My guide books in Potsdam and Sanssouci
Miscellaneous: Here are my guide books that provided me details about a geographic location, tourist attractions, or most interesting itineraries in Sanssouci.
Germany. Michel Strogoff & Ass., City-Guides, Country-Guides, Paris-Luxemburg-Moscow. 2000, 288 pages.
Germany. “World in the pocket”. Michel Strogoff & Ass., City-Guides, Country-Guides, Paris-Luxemburg-Moscow. 2000, 96 pages.
Berlin with Potsdam and Sanssouci. Edition Rahmel-Verlag GmbH – Germany. 1995. 64 pages.
Potsdam and Sanssouci. Edition Schining & Co – Germany. In Russian. 1996. 32 pages.
Climate in Potsdam
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: After a shower tracks at Sanssouci park might be muddy. So better bring good walking shoes.
Always be prepared to get surprised by rain showers - so better have an umbrella with you.
Miscellaneous: Rainy season: There is no special rainy season
Avg. Temp. in Spring: max.: 8 – 21°C ( 47 - 70°F ); min: 2 - 10°C ( 36 - 50°F )
Avg. Temp. in Summer: max.: 22 – 24°C ( 71 - 75°F ); min: 13 - 15°C ( 55 - 59°F )
Avg. Temp. in Autumn: max.: 7 – 19°C ( 45 - 66°F); min: 2 - 11°C ( 36 – 51°F )
Avg. Temp. in Winter: max.: 4 – 6°C ( 39 - 43°F); min: 0 - 1°C ( 32 - 34°F )
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