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Extreme conditions and the D700

GiantTristan

Stamford, US
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"RE: Extreme conditions and the D700"

GiantTristan Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Jan 2006
Sun 30-Dec-12 04:00 PM | edited Sun 30-Dec-12 08:02 PM by GiantTristan

Well - You have been to Iceland, just amplify the wind, rain & dust conditions and you approximate Patagonia. To minimize lens changes, I brought two bodies, D700 and D200 and three lenses. Lens usage was 47% 70-200, 35% 24-70, 18% 14-24. Sometimes the wind was so strong that one could not walk upright and I always used my camera bag to weigh down the tripod. To keep rain and dirt off the lens, I used a cpl filter for protection and kept the lens cap on whenever possible. I did not use any special care to protect the camera bodies from dust and light rain, for heavier rain I used a garbage bag for protection. For yourself, bring a windbreaker, a hat that you can secure to your head and a sweater. You will need adapter plugs to charge your batteries. The most "photogenic " part of Patagonia is Torres del Paine National Park in Chile, but the whole place is quite extraordinary. In case you are interested, here is a link to some pictures: http://gianttristan.smugmug.com/Latin-America/Patagonia-112010/14894550_MhSjmx/ Most of them are geo tagged, but not all, since the wind ripped off and destroyed one of my GPS units...

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