At the recent trip to New Zealand, as in other trips before this, I was restricted in bringing excessive photography gears for documenting the moments. We (suffering the same fate) have to pack our children’s and spouse baggages and be constrained by the remaining space available or the weight we can manage. Five years back, all i can bring was a handphone, as the kids still need their strollers. This time round, with NZ being the destination, I tried to bring “a bit” more, as after all, it was a sweet return after 16 years.

The gear lined-up:

  • Sony A7R MkIII
  • Canon EF 24-105 f4 with Sigma MC11 adapter (is use 95% of the time)
  • Sony FE 16-35 f4 Zeiss
  • GoPro Hero 6
  • Clips and Tripod.

The hidden gem that I wish to talk about is the all-weather, all-condition PnS Camera ~ Olympus Tough TG1. It’s small enough to fit the pocket and you can whip it out any time under any weather condition. It was raining and cold when we landed in Queenstown but it gave us no issue. The image quality is within acceptable range – clear, clean and bright. Unit was easy to grip on – even when you should slipped on it, it was made tough to take the knocks and dust, you can wash in under running tap and not worry water seeping through. Here are some images ( more to be added later):-

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