Am I nuts? Nepal with just the X100.

Started Jan 11, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Al Downie Senior Member • Posts: 1,269
Re: Am I nuts? Nepal with just the X100.

If it was me, I'd take the X-Pro1 and the 18-55mm, and leave the 35mm behind. I spent some time in Ladakh and found the telephoto end of my compact's zoom range *very* useful for candid portraits of wrinkled locals' faces, landscapes etc.

I took a Canon A650 because it used AA batteries which I was fairly sure would be more readily available than reliable mains electricity, but it did a pretty good job. All my favourite shots were taken with the telephoto end of the zoom range:

Himalayas by bicycle

Is Nepal mostly Buddhist? If so, you might find that the locals don't take too kindly to the 'in your face' style that a fixed 35mm lens might force you to adopt.

Have a great trip!


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