Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2016/09/19

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Subject: [Leica] Arctic full set
From: henningw at (Henning Wulff)
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2016 11:41:25 -0700

There are now 83 items in the 'Canadian Arctic 2016' album from our trip in 
August, including bear pictures. We saw quite a bit of wildlife, but a lot 
of it was fleeting or hard to identify unless you were watching carefully, 
as a lot of it was at quite a distance. We saw a couple of bowhead wales, 
some narwhal, walrusses, various seals, muskox as well as many of the 
infamous 'muskrocks' which look very similar at great distance. Also a large 
variety of birds.

Most of my wildlife shots were taken with the 100-400 Panasonic-Leica zoom 
which was an excellent choice for this trip. My next most used lens was the 
12-40/2.8 Olympus, then the 7-14 Panasonic and last, mostly because of 
insufficient reach, the 40-150/2.0 Olympus. I took about 7500 shots on this 
trip. A UV filter was kept over any lenses that were out when we were in the 
zodiacs, and the equipment was rinsed off in the shower after any noticeable 
salt water splashing. Everything worked perfectly.

Contrary to Africa, where I have taken full frame shots of lions with a 35mm 
wideangle, I wouldn't try that on a polar bear.

Henning Wulff
henningw at

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