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bill413


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Ok, guys - do you protect the cam while climing?


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Yes sometimes I use stoppers, but usually I use a cam. Although using protection to protect a cam seems a little too redundant for me. Wink


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dlintz wrote:
Canon 1Ds II

Way too heavy and bulky for anything but single pitch and bouldering photography.

I'm looking to get an Olympus E-P2 for portability.

d.

Just curious as to what your thoughts are on the E-PL1 vs. the E-P2?



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shuffleboardfan wrote:
Yes sometimes I use stoppers, but usually I use a cam. Although using protection to protect a cam seems a little too redundant for me. Wink

Yeah - I can understand using stoppers...using cams to protect them would seem to require a double set. Tongue


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canon powershot sd780 IS. it's very small and light but takes amazing pics and pretty good video. has quite a few options in terms of ISOs and programmable features. pretty cheap as well. around $200. and i use a lowepro neoprene case. it's pretty small and is water proof. it took about a ten foot fall from my friends balcony and the camera was not hurt. hope you find the perfect camera for you.


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I use my Nikon D90 and my wife uses her D80 when shooing climbing. Mostly.

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Although it's your typical large camera, I have been in love with my Canon EOS 5D... I shoot all my pics in RAW and can burst at least 10 pictures before the buffer fills up, or more - I forget, I've only had it happen twice.

Using a Tamron 28-300mm lens.. I got this lens just for climbing, since I can get wonderful scenery down low, pictures of the full route; yet when the climber is anywhere on the route, at the top, I can zoom way in..

Battery life is awesome.. Everything with it is fast - like deleting pictures, no wait.

Although not great for climbing, but awesome for nature pictures, you can set multi-exposure for 3 bursts so you can do HDR pictures.

Of course, it's heavy and I have it's own mini-backpack for it, so I can wear or haul it to the top of a climb if I must..


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I currently shoot with a Rebel XSi, the rebel is a phenomenal camera, I use it for lacrosse and modeling for the most part, though I would love to take it out climbing this year to experiment.


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I shoot climbing photos with my D700 and usually my Nikkor 24-85 3.5-4.5 or my Nikkor 70-300 4-5.6 VR.
Yes I am insaneTongue


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I have a larger black camera and a smaller silver-ish one.


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shaneyost wrote:
So if this goes in the right direction post up what camera you use and a small description on why it fits your needs.

A bunch of cameras (D300, 645N, Program Plus, F100, FX01, PZ-1P, Pentax D) but the Pentax K-7 is currently my main camera with the K10D (actually 2) as a backup.

A lot of reasons to list, but IMO it's probably the best adventure/travel/landscape camera on the market. I actually feel it might be the best DSLR ever made for the listed genres!

High res sensor, high res screen, absolutely stunning images at 100-400 ISO, magnesium weather sealed body, in body stabilization with 3 axis rotation allowing you to use any lens created in the last 50 years, 30fps 1080i (3:2 format) or 720P (16:9) HD video with support for stereo auxiliary microphone and full manual aperture control (if you choose to use that feature) and as noted stabilization from that fisheye or tilt&shift lens while shooting video.

Beyond that a quality lens system with weather sealed lenses from 16 to 300mm and non sealed lenses from 12-400mm, all well reviewed (the weather sealed 100mm macro is in this months Pop Photo, amazing review, amazing build, reasonable price). To get weather sealing in most brands you are looking at about 2X the price per lens, but not 2X the quality.

Size of system, the K-7 is spec'd like the D300S and 7D but it's 20% smaller. Typically the lenses are smaller as well, a huge benefit when you have to carry the gear!

Anyway, to summarize...

  • small

  • rugged

  • great price to feature ratio

  • great lenses with sealing and all are stabilized

  • ability to use 50 year old lenses with 4 stops of image stabilization

  • among the best ergonomics in the camera world

  • excellent image processing (Pentax outscored the Nikon's and Sony's that used the same Sony sensors).

  • Quirky but amazing optical quality lenses like the 60-250 f/4, 70mm pancake Limited, or the 21mm pancake Limited (my favorite lens ever)



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    " wrote:
    kinda odd for a kit lens

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