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Sunday, September 4, 2011

Snow Trip

The whole family went up for a day-trip to the snow yesterday. It's a gruelling 3-4 hour bus ride all the way up.  But my daughter loves the snow so we made the trip anyway.

One thing that you need to consider when going up to the snow / ski fields is the kind of gloves you are going to wear. Especially with the NEX where everything is so small. I had to remove my gloves everytime I wanted to take a photo. I was planning to travel light as I know we will be riding chair-lifts and it is a bit hard trying to walk up in the snow. Anyway I ended up with 2 NEX-5 bodies, my old Minolta 12mm Spiratone Fisheye lens, Sony SEL18-55, Sony SEL 18-200, A700, Tamron 17-50. I should really look at the definition of traveling light :)

Well, I didn't get any 'overheat' issue with the NEX! I guess a wind-chill of almost 2-degrees and temperature of 4-5 degrees works.  It works flawlessly even in cold condition and I did get most of my cameras /lenses wet. Did have a hiccup with the A700+Tamron 17-50. The aperture was not responding to any changes and the shutter won't fire. I probably got the contact point a bit wet, so after drying it with a cloth, everythings good again with the A700.

I will post a thorough review of the Sony SEL18-200 on my next post as it was on my NEX 80% of the time, my other NEX was used by my sister.

Here are some of the photos taken during the trip. All taken with the NEX-5 and 18-200 lens.

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