|Greeting the sunrise just above the First Step (8500m) on the North Ridge of Mt. Everest. It had been a cold, windy night. Panasonic LX3.|
|Bali, our expedition sirdar, walking beneath a serac on the East Rombuk Glacier on the way up to Advance Base Camp. Nikon D7000, 16-85, 1/640, F/13, ISO 200.|
Jamling turned out to not only be an excellent photographer, but a fine videographer as well. The experience has got me interested in shooting more video. I'd bring a Panasonic GH2 instead of the D7000. It's probably the best combo video/stills camera on the market today. As a bonus, it's also smaller and lighter than the D7000, and the Micro Four Thirds lenses that it uses are smaller and lighter too.
Lenses are a highly personal choice. If I were bringing the D7000 the next time, I would bring my 12-24mm ultrawide and a 50mm F/1.4 instead of the fisheye and 16-85mm that I brought this trip. But, as I said, I'd go with the GH2 next time, and I'd go with the 7-14mm and a big-aperture short- telephoto lens.
|Jamling finishing breakfast at Camp 2 (7600m) on the North Ridge of Mt. Everest. Panasonic LX3.|
|Here I am sitting on the very tippy-top of the world! Image is a still captured from a video sequence with the Panasonic LX3. The whole sequence is in the video below.|