|Just before my kit failed.|
Thank goodness for back up cameras! Today my Nikon D700 decided it was all too much…. JUST as the herdsmen appeared on the horizon with a huge head of furry Mongolian horses. Gut wrenching.
Having switched my 70-200 lens onto my other body (D300), I realised quickly that it was the lens at fault… A frozen iris perhaps? I need to research, because later on it seemed absolutely fine. Dammit. In its defense, it had, after all, been out in -20 degrees Celcius for about 5 hours, performing exceedingly well.
I cannot stress the relief I felt at having additional lenses and kit in the dry bags. Despite extra weight and worry of carrying such expensive gear, I am now positive it was all worthwhile.
All data of wild Takhi dutifully recorded, downloaded, backed up. A massive phew.