Posted by MT-images on October 12, 2018 at 2:50 PM
Pretty much done with Expedition preparations for the winter now. The trailer is completed to the point that all it needs is the propane and inverter systems completed and it will be ready for real world testing (camping) next Spring.
Two of the promised donations from Nikon arrived in September, the new Z7 body with FTZ Adapter, and the 500mm F5.6E PF lens, and I must say this makes for an AMAZING combo! Its light, fast, and extremely sharp. The Z7 equals the D850 in image quality, but it does have a little trouble locking onto fast moving object such as birds in flight. For somewhat slower critters and landscapes it is absolutely wonderful.
I will be doing a page detailing and thanking all the sponsors sometime next summer, without their support this expedition likely would not be nearly so well equipped or prepared for the challenges forthcoming. Now I just have to make sure the weakest link gets fully prepared......ME!
This winter will give me time to complete the actual mapping of the route, there have been a LOT of side trips suggested and I will try to encompass as many of them as I possibly can without affecting the time constraints. Mother nature will undoubtedly throw a few curve balls at the scheduling so alternatives are necessary.