WDW from my V1 kit
6 months ago
I spent a week in Walt Disney World with my family, taking my V1 kit everywhere and shooting a significant number of images (1593 still frames). I took the full kit, but ended up shooting with the 10mm 2.8 and 18.5m 1.8 for the vast majority of the time with a sprinkling of 30-110mm tele use. The 10-30 and 50mm 1.8G adapted lenses honestly never left the bag (dead weight). My Panasonic .75X wide angle converter was on the 10mm 2.8 most of the time converting it to a CX7.5 or roughly 20mm in FX. Can't wait for a native CX mount ultra-wide zoom!
Keep in mind this is a family vacation, meaning Im being dragged around by a wife and three little boys (7yr , 6yr , and 2 month baby) as well as motivating a stroller with all the baby gear. This forces my photography into "grab a shot quick" mode for the vast majority of the trip. Was so exhausted that I didn't go out at night for photo walks by myself as I normally would on vacation. (I did go running a couple times for marathon training)
As for the V1 kit, Im in love with it for travel use! It strikes just the right balance for me between the frustration and limitations of a P&S and the heft/bulk of a DSLR. Iv done WDW trips with a D90, 18-105DX, 10.5mm DX, and 50mm lenses and just hated carrying it around (not to mention trying to manual focus video). Iv done WDW with a Fuji F500 EXR P&S and came away with passable images but felt that the experience of shooting was just so lacking and the limitations in DOF control, framing, and focus frustrating. This V1 kit was light enough to not be bothersome with performance that I think was on relative par with the D90 set. I can even slim it down to a smaller bag next time (used a Lowepro Event Messenger 150)
Would love to hear some feedback.
Here's a link to the gallery of about 50 images that Iv selected and processed so far, just a selection that has jumped out at my in a quick pass through edit. http://nathancrisman.smugmug.com/Vacation/WDW-Dec-2012/27190823_D64Ncc
A few selections to hopefully entice some visitors to the whole gallery: