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Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Off to japan

I am packing for a trip to japan.. Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto and I think today is the first day I seriously consider looking into mirrorless cameras.

Even though I packed very light for my trip I can already see how taking all of my photography gear out every day will cost me some effort.

I took my Nikon D610 and 50mm f1.8 lens, an 85mm f1.8 and a 24mm f2.8. That plus a super-light tripod. I considered taking a flash with me as well but then I decided otherwise.

If I should go strobist over there I would want at least two flashes and the trigger gear and carrying that weight around all day and still enjoying the trip is probably not going to happen.

I recently had a fairly large corporate shoot where I moved all my equipment, lighting gear, camera, laptop etc. to shoot on location and, I have to say, lugging around all this stuff made me wish I had an assistant - or a pack mule. Although the pack mule, arguably, would not be allowed to enter the building.. plus it would be useless during the shoot. No mule then.

In order to prepare for my japan trip I took some steps to brush up my (almost non-existant) japanese. I am sure you know it already but if you don't check out Rosetta Stone (the software).. it's awesome! I am not somebody who can learn a language like a complicated boardgame with all the rules up front and Rosetta Stone is perfect for that. You basically learn like children learn their native language.. with images and by comparing things. But I digress.

I will post some nice japan-images here as soon as I am done dealing with the 18-hour travel jetlag :)

Take care!

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