In August my son and I trekked for the better part of a month through Zanscar (Northern India) to altitudes of 16,500 feet. Originally, I was going to carry my wonderful but monster Canon 5D Mark II and at the last minute I chose the new (then) and incredible Sony NEX-5 (DP Review). light super sharp, low noise and a fantastic camera. The amazing thing is that the video (and I direct TV commercials using the most expensive equipment made) is remarkable, utterly remarkable. So as we traveled through this magnificent place on the earth I made images that I could never have made with the bulky Canons. I will use them for commercial work but I must say that these little Sony camera (and there are others out there with big sensors as well) in a strange way have changed how I see and make images of the world around me.
December 12, 2011 | Categories: Photography, Trekking | Tags: 28mm f2 Planar, 45mm biogon, 5D Mark II, 7D, aerial photography, contax zeiss, Himalaya, India, Ladakh, National Geographic, Olympus OM, participant observer, social landscape, Sony, Sony NEX-5, Southeast Asia, travel, trekking, Zanscar, zeiss lenses | 1 Comment