Travel DSLR

I have D3. I love its output, but it is not suitable for outdoor photography especially to mountains unless you have porters carrying your other stuffs. Now with Leica D-Lux 4 point & shoot (P&S), I managed to capture landscapes I could have missed when using heavy DSLR. However P&S is P&S regardless whether its Leica or not. I am not able to feel the pleasure when using it.

(I know someone will laugh at me when he read this…) I guess Leica M8.2 with Summilux 25mm f1.4 ASPH could satisfy the crave for light travel camera. But Leica M8 is not a full frame. So 25mm is not wide enough for landscape photography. The new Summilux-M 21mm is another story. Tri-Elmar-M 16-18-21 f4 ASPH (USD7000) is definitely a great lens…..

What other much cheaper options I have? It should be a Nikon system as I will never switch to Canon for economy reason. Panasonic or Sony? Nope…same reason. Nikon D700? Don’t know why…..I have no desire for that full-frame. Therefore I guess I stick to my D200….with Nikkor 17-35mm f2.8 as my travelling landscape adventure photography trip. If D700 price falls to about RM5K, I might consider.

For those who believe you could carry D3 during travel, I dare you to follow me to Rinjani come June, with no porter to carry your camera bags or tripod. And I want to see how much pictures you manage to snap along the way because carrying D3 is one thing. Shooting with D3 while trekking up more than 2KM vertically-high mountain is a different story.

I am not the only one thinking about downsizing…..


  1. remi March 17, 2009 at 11:46 am #

    aku nak gelak dulu la….”hahahaha hahahaha hahahaha”. Nih excuse nak bagi kat bini ke…”hahaha hahaha hahaha”

  2. hisyamrahman March 17, 2009 at 11:46 am #

    if that is the case doc…jual jer d3 tu murah2…hahahahha

  3. remi March 17, 2009 at 12:19 pm #

    d3 tuh kalu jual setengah harga, saya bayar cash…hahahahaha hahahaha

  4. hisyamrahman March 17, 2009 at 1:12 pm #

    saya pun….

  5. dR ali March 17, 2009 at 4:58 pm #

    hmm… ada bau-bau M8 nih…

  6. rejim March 17, 2009 at 6:07 pm #

    Doc.. mintak no account bank… saya transfer duit… kotak D3 tu ada sekali kan? hehehe…

    “I will never switch to Canon for economy reason…” – Dr.Jamaleica
    Therefore… I choose Leica which is more reasonable in price.

    Harrrrghhahahahahah… dasat dasat

  7. Jamal Rahman March 18, 2009 at 8:00 pm #

    Muahahahaha…bila masa lak saya nak beli M8. Cakap aje…..

  8. remi March 19, 2009 at 12:09 pm #

    nanti turun kl, ajak saya sekali. insyaAllah, bila anda sampai di kuantan, muka anda akan berseri2 saudaraku en jamaleica….heheheh

  9. Jamal Rahman March 19, 2009 at 12:32 pm #

    I am in KL now…..see you in Nikon SC

  10. emran mt March 20, 2009 at 6:51 pm #

    tul gak tue… dslr nie berat… pasnie nak jenjalan bawak gorilapod jek… hehhe

  11. Jamal Rahman March 20, 2009 at 10:48 pm #

    Gorilapod tu ganti tripod kan? Tapi 5D Mark II dok berat mana kan? :D

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