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Heading off to do some fieldwork tomorrow for around 12 days. At this point, all I can really say is that it does have a conservation focus.

The odd thing about this trip is that it's the first time in years I won't be taking an SLR kit. My film cameras are staying behind. My DSLR is staying behind. Instead I'm going to try and do the whole thing with the much more compact NEX kit. A lot of the motivation is opportunities for photography will be rare and the odds of doing any wildlife photography pretty non-existent. There's no point carrying more gear than you need.

So my NEX kits consists of a NEX-5 camera, 18-55 and 55-200mm zoom lenses, a gorillapod 'tripod' and a Metz 28-CS2 flash. I'm pondering whether to take the 16/2.8 wide angle or a 50/1.7 low light lens as well.

The Metz is an interesting flash, it is small enough to fit into a shirt pocket but still has a ranking of 28. It works solely as a slave flash. You use your camera's flash to trigger it. Which also means you can use it off the camera for more control over lighting.

At the moment, the whole system is taking up a small fraction of my camera bag. I hope it works out and I don't regret leaving my big cameras behind.