After quite some time, I took with my the Sony NEX 5N with me. I was on a business trip, so I would have practically zero time for images, except from my route back home. The NEX with four lenses fit easily in a medium size camera bag and the whole setup is very light in weight. At the same time it provides me with a 24-310mm focal length (35mm equivalent).
The only lens I used was the Sony e-mount 55-210, when I arrived at a a specific coast location which I have photographed intensively during the past years. It was during the golden hour, so the light was quite good.
I have always a tripod in my car, and since I was shooting at 210mm, I used it. At this telephoto focal length, the tripod can make a great difference if you want to stick to base ISO which will provide the best image quality.
This is one of the rare times I have shoot RAW with my NEX. The JPEGs from this camera are excellent, so I mostly use this setting, but since the light was good and i was shooting on a tripod, I decided to shoot RAW in order to get the maximum this camera can offer.
The NEX 5N is a great little camera for travel and although not in the league of a good DSLR, the size and weight of the whole setup makes it my first choice (for a digital camera) when I need the extra telephoto range that the Leica M system cannot provide.
All images were edited with my iPad (3rd generation) using the PhotoRaw app for opening the ARW files of the NEX, and the Snapseed and Photogene apps for processing.
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