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in Photography , Tuesday, January 15, 2013

In a few hours we will board the Akademik Sergey Vavilov to start a 12 day cruise around the Antarctic Peninsula, hopefully as far south as Marguerite Bay. Back in my day it was full of ice, but I guess it’s warmed up a bit.

In the meantime, here are a few non-Antarctic penguins from the Valdes Peninsula, Punto Tomba, and Tiera del Fuego. It almost seems worth carrying this ridiculous amount of gear around with me, although I’m still fully intending a complete rethink when we get home. Small is beautiful.

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Comments

Well, be careful David… On my last trip to Laos, I went with a Ricoh GXR and a few small primes… It was fun, and the lightness of the equipment was very appreciated. But, in the end, I regret not having taken my D700 with my usual assortment of 2-3 small primes, plus the 70-300. I could not really get used to the EVF, and there were times when the Ricoh struggled: low light, moving subjects. I suspect that I will return to my DSLR.

By Bernard, on January 15, 2013

Well yes ... There are always two sides to it. And my new Zuiko 150mm f/2 is sensational, in the right conditions, but it weighs 1.5kg :-(

By David Mantripp, on January 15, 2013

Penguins, and well picked up too. Now all that gear is coming into its own at last ...

By Project Hyakumeizan, on January 22, 2013











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