Packing Day. Semester At Sea Fall 2012 Voyage.
Everything packed and ready to go. I tried to pack light, but still ended up with a suitcase weighing just under 50 pounds, and a Think Tank “Street Walker – Hard Drive” camera/computer bag at 35 pounds. I am going with a lighter camera kit for this trip, but added several 1.5 TB Seagate external drives with my photo library. As the trip proceeds I will mention items I forgot, and wish I had with me, as well as items I took and never used.
The camera kit for this trip includes the following: 1) Nikon D800 camera with a 16 mm f/2.8 Fisheye lens, a 17-35 mm f/2.8D wide angle telephoto lens, a 50 mm f/1.4G lens, and a 70-300 mm f/3.8-5.6 VR lens; 2) Nikon 1 V1 camera with a 10 mm f/2.8 lens, a 10-30 mm VR lens, a 30-110 mm VR lens, and a FT1 adapter; 3) Leica X2; and 4) Leica V-Lux30. For all of the cameras I have chargers, extra batteries, and extra memory cards. One nice thing is that both the D800 camera and N1V1 camera use the same battery. I also have a small Gitzo travel tripod and a SB-910 flash. I plan to do most photography when off the ship with the lighter Nikon 1 V1 camera and the Leica X2 cameras. I always have the Leica V-Lux 30 with me, and now the camera in my new Nokia Luma 900 smartphone. I have never really used the camera in a smartphone before, so it will be interesting to see what type of images I can get.
As mentioned above, I am traveling with a copy of my entire image collection with the plan to spend time key-wording images. I still use both Lightroom and Media Pro as my digital asset management (DAM) databases. I am curious about the DAM that Camera Bits (Photo Mechanic) will be releasing this year.