Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2016/09/18

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Subject: [Leica] Arctic trip
From: hjwulff at (Henning Wulff)
Date: Sun, 18 Sep 2016 22:15:59 -0700
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Thanks, Jim. I was using the m43 system consisting of Olympus cameras, the 
12-40/2.8 Olympus and Panasonic 100-400 Elmarit. The latter with the EM-1 
was quite good regarding both optical performance and stabilization. It was 
also a splash proof combo, as salt spray coming over the sides was common. I 
just took the combo into the shower and rinsed the salt off after. Worked 

Henning Wulff
hjwulff at

On 2016-09-18, at 9:59 PM, Jim Nichols <jhnichols at> wrote:

> Very nice images, Henning, and I'm surprised at your success shooting from 
> the Zodiak.  You did a great job.
> Jim Nichols
> Tullahoma, TN USA
> On 9/18/2016 11:45 PM, Henning Wulff wrote:
>> Well, we are back from our arctic trip (thanks in part to my cousin 
>> Philip the travel agent) and have had a bit of time to look at some of 
>> the photos.
>> We went from August 20 to August 28 inclusive, from Resolute on 
>> Cornwallis Island (approx. 75?N) to Cambridge Bay (approx. 69?N). 
>> Temperatures were about 2?C ?2? the whole time, but often with a fierce 
>> wind. Dressing warmly was adviseable.
>> The trip was with OneOcean Expeditions, which charters Russian research 
>> vessels; in our case the Akademik Ioffe. A Finnish built, Russian owned 
>> and manned vessel chartered to a Canadian company operating out of 
>> Squamish, BC. They do various trips into the Arctic and Antarctic with 
>> mainly two identical ships. After our trip, I have only praise for the 
>> whole operation. The Russian crew was professional in all the best 
>> possible ways, the OneOcean staff were extremely knowledgeable and 
>> helpful (staff were mostly Canadian with some other nationalities 
>> represented) and the ship was perfectly suitable for this trip. 
>> Strengthened for ice, extremely quiet and vibration free diesel engines 
>> and electric thrusters for 'sneaking up on polar bears', if a 6000ton 
>> ship can sneak up on anything.
>> The sister ship to this one was the base of operations two years ago when 
>> the first of Sir John Franklin's ships, the Erebus was found after 165 
>> years in Queen Maud Sound in 11m of water. A week after we came home the 
>> second ship, the Terror, was found a bit further North by essentially the 
>> same group, but not using the same ship since it was still carrying 
>> tourists.
>> So. Here are the first pictures. All pictures in this album are from the 
>> trip; more to come.
>> Henning Wulff
>> hjwulff at
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