I'm putting a kit together for a four day hiking trip into the Sierra Madre Oriental of northeast Mexico. Tried my luck with D___, spent hrs. in Photoshop, could never get the white balance and color to look real or have dimension. Soooo, FE2 and FM3a, some fast primes, and an old SB20 flash into the backpack. I can't believe how light it is compared to more modern equipment.
This is rainforest, cloudforest, and meadows so I'm using Astia 100F, Velvia 100, and Kodak 400UC. That should cover everything from dark understory to bright sun in the clearings.
Slides will not be mounted, but cut into strips for scanning, same as the negs. (Coolscan V). I find PP of scans in Photoshop much less time consuming than required by the other medium.
Can't think of anything else to say, except this is so much simpler and lighter (no laptop, chargers, readers, image tanks, heavy slower zooms, etc.). Wish me luck.
Oh, I also drive a stick-shift truck, probably one of the last ones in the state of Texas.