When I was recently in NZ on a photo trip and a holiday I spent a day walking along the Kepler Track whilst Suzanne went on a day trip to Doubtful Sound. We were staying at an Air BnB at Lake Manapouri overlooking the Waiau River. I wanted to spend a day ambling along the Kepler Track just taking photos, in contrast to my usual urban drifting; or taking the odd quick snap whilst walking quickly and purposefully to reach a specific destination by a certain time.
On my previous visits to New Zealand I didn't have the camera equipment to make photographs when I was walking in the forest without using a tripod. I travel overseas without a tripod, and so all the photography on these photo trips had to be hand held. Though the film in my film cameras was good enough to photograph hand held in urban areas, the dynamic range of film was too limited to allow me to photograph hand held in the deep shadows of a beech forest.
The Sony digital camera --a Sony a7 R111---that I had for this trip did have the capacity to enable me to photograph hand held in low light. I was working from experience here and here. So the technological problem had been solved.